HOBOKEN, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma USA will be participating in several important medical meetings over the next few months, including AABB's 64th Annual Meeting in San Diego scheduled for October 22 – 25 and National Hemophilia Foundation's (NHF) 63rd Annual Meeting in Chicago on November 10 – 12.

In December, Octapharma USA will also participate in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 46th Mid-Year Meeting in New Orleans scheduled for December 4 – 8 and the 2011 American Society of Hematology's Annual Meeting in San Diego on December 10 – 13. Attendees are encouraged to visit with Octapharma at these important meetings.

Octapharma USA is a corporate sponsor of the NHF Annual Meeting in November and will sponsor a special reception on the opening night for NHF's Victory for Women initiative, a women's health and blood disorders education program. Octapharma will also provide support for two educational workshops for consumers entitled:

  • "Babies, Bruises and Bleeds: VWD 101" – focusing on the newly diagnosed with Von Willebrand Disease, the session will discuss coping with the diagnosis, management of the disorder, and specific challenges it presents during the different phases of childhood; and
  • "Can We Talk? Intimacy, Dating, Sexuality and Bleeding Disorders" – an open and frank discussion on bleeding disorders and intimacy, including how bleeding