Education | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Education

Learning is hope and also a valuable form of self-support. Most patients say they'd never heard of their disease until their diagnosis. Once they understand it, they can more easily adjust to what's happening to their body and begin to take control of their health care. It's called empowerment, and it's one of the many skills we teach.

Conferences

AAMDSIF holds two types of educational conferences - those devoted to the needs of patients and families and those tailored for health professionals. Both long-term survivors and the newly diagnosed come to patient conferences for updates from leading experts, to learn new skills and to connect with each other. Our professional events include regional conferences, as well as top-tier global scientific meetings. 

Courses

Our Online Academy offers two types of educational courses - those tailored for patients and families and those designed for health professionals. Patients are encouraged to learn as much as they can about their condition, and the Academy provides the opportunity to do that from the comfort of their home. Busy professionals also frequent our educational programs, conveniently available whenever they are.

Recent Research

Compiled for your convenience are the latest articles on bone marrow failure research and treatment from the world’s major journals on hematology / oncology. Articles are obtained from the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database and date back to 2010.

Take Control of Your Care

Taking control of your care means being a proactive patient and standing up for yourself in the health care decision-making process. We teach patients and families proven strategies for becoming strong advocates, which is the best way to ensure that you're receiving the care and treatment you need.

FAQs

This section provides easy-to-understand answers to the questions we hear most often from patients and families. Just click on the question to view the answer. Don't see the answer to your question here? Send your question to our patient educator now.