AAMDSIF Activities at ASH 2016

Original Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Article Source: 
Foundation Update

Satellite Symposium
For the 9th consecutive year, AAMDSIF sponsored a satellite symposium at ASH in partnership with Cleveland Clinic. This year’s symposium, “Clinical Management of MDS/MPN:  A Mountain of Evidence for Treatment Selection in MDS/MPN” provided an in-depth review of research related to the biology, prognosis, natural history and therapeutic management of patients with MDS, MPN and MDS/MPN overlap.  The CME-accredited webcast of the symposium will be available online in early 2017.

Interviews with some of the symposium faculty were recorded by AAMDSIF so the presenters could share key information for patients.  These interviews will be available later this month.

AAMDSIF’s Exhibit
This year’s AAMDSIF booth exhibit featured a partnership with the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match to host a bone marrow donor registry drive.  The health professionals attending ASH from around the world are especially aware of the need for expanding the donor registry to enable more matches for transplantation, and offering this drive at our exhibit gave them a convenient option for joining themselves.  In addition, the exhibit included information about AAMDSIF professional education resources, patient education materials, research grants and the Patient Advisory Committee for Clinical Trials  (PAACT+).