International BioIron Society

Meeting Announcement

Biennial World Meeting (BioIron 2017)
May 7 – 11, 2017
UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, California, USA

The BioIron conference is the main international forum for comprehensive presentation and discussion of cutting-edge advances in iron biology, iron-related diseases (iron overload disorders, iron-restrictive anemias, and others), and diagnostics and therapies related to these diseases.

General Meeting Information

The BioIron Meeting is the main international forum for the comprehensive presentation and discussion of cutting-edge advances in the biology of iron and the role of iron in medical science. During the last two decades research has progressed rapidly and has elucidated essential molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular and systemic iron metabolism and homeostasis. All previous BioIron meetings have witnessed exciting progress and discoveries that are now translated from bench to bedside. The knowledge gained has had a major translational impact in traditional iron-related disorders such as iron overload and deficiency. Furthermore, an essential role for iron has been recognized in other common disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular, inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders.

BioIron is open to basic scientists and to physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of iron disorders. As our knowledge of the role of iron in different disorders has increased it has become evident that the potential benefits derived from the development of drugs and approaches that target the main iron regulatory pathways also have significant impact beyond the boundaries of classical iron disorders.

The most recent results and advances in the field will be presented at the meeting. Outstanding scientists will be invited to give state-of-the-art keynote and plenary lectures. Oral presentations selected from the submitted contributions will present novel unpublished data. For these reasons and for its strong interdisciplinary character the meeting provides a great opportunity to foster collaboration among iron scientists and clinicians. In addition, the meeting will provide excellent training and an exciting environment for junior investigators and trainees to further develop their knowledge of iron metabolism.

On Sunday, May 7, there will be a lunch at noon, followed by the start of the educational Introductory Course at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Welcome Reception. The congress will begin with the Opening Ceremony Monday, May 8, at 8:30 a.m. and concludes with the Award Ceremony during the gala dinner on Thursday evening, May 11.

Registration/Information Desk Hours

Sunday, May 7, 20179:00 a.m. – 20:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8, 20177:00 a.m. – 18:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 20177:00 a.m. – 14:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10, 20177:00 a.m. – 18:15 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, 20177:00 a.m. – 18:15 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Monday, May 8, 20179:00 a.m. – 15:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 20178:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10, 20177:30 a.m. – 15:00 p.m.

2017 Haemochromatosis International Satellite Meeting

This meeting will be held on the UCLA campus on Friday, 12th May 2017 in the MacDonald Research Building, 1st Floor, Room 1-441. There is no charge for this meeting but for catering purposes we would like to know in advance the names of people attending the meeting.

For more information please contact the HI executive Office at:

For specific information about the program for the meeting and its location please go to:

Local Babysitting Service Available

The local service, Westside Nannies, is available to provide childcare during the meeting's duration with advance notice. Please contact Westside Nannies for pricing and payment options.

  • Westside Nanniesmention the BioIron Conference for assistance
  • To request childcare, please complete the online form or call directly at (310) 359-5300 (ext. 405).

Additional Registration Information

Registration Fee Includes:
  • Entrance to Scientific Sessions
  • Coffee breaks and afternoon refreshments
  • Lunch on full-day sessions
  • One ticket to the Welcome Reception
  • Program Materials
    IBIS has a green initiative, so instead of cutting down trees to make paper program books, we are cutting down on the use of paper and going electronic, which also cuts costs for the society as a whole. A link to the electronic version of the program book will be available on the website one week before the meeting.
Accompanying Person Registration Fee Includes:
  • One ticket to the Welcome Reception
Early Registration Deadline

Meeting registration forms must be received by the IBIS Executive Office by April 11, 2017 to receive the discounted early registration rate. All forms received after this deadline will be assessed the regular registration fee.

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration refund requests must be submitted in writing to the IBIS Executive Office no later than April 11, 2017. All refund requests will be subject to a $100.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made after April 11, 2017.

Special Needs

For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call (847) 517-7225.


Contact the IBIS Executive Office
Phone: (847) 517-7225
Fax: (847) 517-7229

This conference has received support from the NIH NCATS UCLA CTSI Grant Number UL1TR0001881.
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