EWIC 2020

October 15–16  •  Portland, OR

The East-to-West Iron Club (EWIC) is an annual meeting for researchers interested in iron biology and translational research. The centerpiece of the meeting—held annually since 1975—is a one-day series of lively discussions that facilitate the exchange of ideas and data. No slides or overheads are presented at the discussion sessions, and all shared data are considered confidential. Trainees are particularly encouraged to attend and present a poster. EWIC 2020 will take place at Oregon Health Sciences University. EWIC 2020 will be hosted by Caroline Enns (Oregon Health Sciences University) and chaired by Yelena Ginzburg (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai).

Portland is home to the second-largest collection of cast-iron architecture in the United States. Pictured is the New Market Building.

EWIC 2020 Program

Our EWIC 2020 keynote speaker is Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD of the David Geffen–UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. The EWIC2020 program begins Thursday afternoon, October 15 with the keynote address, trainee “data blitz” and welcome reception with posters. The program continues Friday, October 16 with a series of lively roundtable discussions, and a lunchtime poster session.


We encourage you to present a poster. No abstract submission is necessary. You are welcome to bring new posters or recycle those presented at other recent meetings. We will ask you to let us know you will be bringing a poster when you register online.


EWIC gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for their generous support of EWIC in 2019.
Akebia Therapeutics IntrinsicLifesciences Ionis Pharmaceuticals
La Jolla Pharmaceutical New York Blood Center Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

We are presently fundraising for the 2020 meeting. If your organization is interested in sponsoring EWIC 2020 activities and trainee travel awards, please contact the EWIC Chair Yelena Ginzburg.