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… to the home page for the 21st Hemoglobin Switching Conference, 21st-23rd September.  The 2018 conference has come back to the UK, and will be held in Oxford, the ancient city of ‘dreaming spires’.  For those of you who have not visited Oxford before it is situated some 50 miles from London, with The Cotswolds and Chilterns within one hour by road and several stately homes and important gardens nearby – Blenheim Palace, Rousham, Hidcote, Windsor Castle – to mention but a few.   The historic town of Stratford upon Avon is also easily accessible. 

The most current topics in a variety of fields related to globin gene regulation and pathophysiology will contribute to an ease of scientific exchange and dialog that will make the 21st conference memorable for all of us.

From this home page you will be able to transfer to sites describing Pembroke College, The Jurys Inn and Holiday Inn Hotels in detail and from which you can also submit your registration.  Your completed registration will be automatically acknowledged by email and any missing information will be requested.

  • Registration and payment for accommodation must be completed by 31st July 2018.  After this date the prices will increase by £60 ($85)  Registration will close on 15th August 2018.
  • Cancellation (for a full refund) must be completed in writing by 1st August 2018
  • Deadline for sending in abstracts is 1st August 2018.

All abstracts (mandatory for all participants) must be sent as email attachments to  We will also occasionally post general meeting information on this home page, so please check back periodically.

We look forward to seeing you at the 21st Conference and to stimulating, spirited discussion and debate as in the past.

Your co-organisers for the 21st Conference
Doug Higgs
Doug Engel
George Stamatoyannopoulos
Len Zon
Vijay Sankaran