HPS Research Activities
Meeting of the Minds
This is an annual, invitation only, meeting of researchers interested in Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, or who are working on research that might be important to HPS.
2023 Meeting of the Minds in Long Island, NY
Meeting of the Minds 2022
Dr. Seward’s summary of the 2022 Meeting
Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting
Current and Ongoing Studies
If you are interested in learning more about being a future research volunteer, please contact the HPS Network at: email@example.com
The National Institutes of Health and the HPS Network partnered to conduct a symptom scale study in 2022. The study was a survey that asked people with HPS or parents or partners of those with HPS, about their symptoms and how those symptoms impacted their lives.
In late 2022, the HPS Network recruited 12 volunteers to go to a lab in Pittsburgh to donate blood samples for research on a treatment for the bleeding of HPS. These pre-clinical studies are in progress.
Natural History Study
The National Institutes of Health is conducting an ongoing natural history study of Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome. The study will provide a better understanding of how HPS affects people. It also provides insights into how different types of HPS may vary. While not actively recruiting, those already enrolled continue to return to the National Institutes of Health for follow-up. To learn more about the study, contact the HPS Network at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Institutes of Health has collected biological specimens from people with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome. This includes DNA, blood, urine, tissue from biopsies or explants from transplantation. It also includes tissues from those who have passed away from the syndrome. To learn more about these specimens, contact the HPS Network at: email@example.com.