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The Singapore Iron Academy was held on Saturday 5th March 2016 and was attended by 43 participants. The meeting was designed to raise awareness about iron deficiency and its clinical consequences, diagnosis and treatment options, and to propose further medical activities focusing on iron deficiency in the country and the region.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is characterised by largely nocturnal, rest-induced, distressing urges to move the legs1.  Insomnia, interference with relationships and cramps are common, contributing to a decreased quality of life2,3. Iron deficiency is commonly associated with RLS2,3 and there are approximately three million patients in the USA alone with both conditions4. The role of intravenous iron as a primary therapy for iron deficient patients with RLS has become an area of major clinical research5

Across multiple therapy areas, iron deficiency and its consequences have featured throughout publications and global congresses over the course of the last year. Provided below is an overview of the key updates in iron deficiency from throughout 2013. This summary highlights the trends in content related specifically to iron therapy and deficiency from three major congresses.

The refreshed irontherapy.org website is a non-promotional, educational online resource which offers healthcare professionals, from a host of different therapeutic areas, the current and topical information they need to understand and manage iron deficiency effectively.

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