I'm likely going to have to post news from the conference in tid bits - it's too much to read in one big article.
One of the news items from the conference is that a new gene for HPS has been identified - HPS type 9. Very little is known about it, as it was just found of course. This news hasn't even been published yet in the medical literature, but as I know it's well on its way, and it was shared in a public forum, I think it's okay to mention it here. For our science junkies - you'll have to wait for the published article for the full skinny - I'll let you know when I hear it's been published.