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2020 Patient & Family Spring Virtual Conference

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 8:00pm (EDT)


Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, AAMDSIF made the decision to move our conferences online in order to protect the health of our patients, families, caregivers and faculty.

We would like to acknowledge the support of our many generous patients, families and caregivers as well as our corporate partners including Celgene, Alexion, Novartis, Genentech, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Apellis and Acceleron.


  1. 9:00am - 9:50am Welcome and COVID-19 Update
    Veronica Dioverti Prono, MD
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine , Baltimore
  2. 10:00am - 10:50am Diagnosing and Treating Aplastic Anemia - Best Practices and What's New?
    Shyamala Navada, MD, MSCR
    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
  3. 11:00am - 11:50am Diagnosing and Treating PNH - Best Practices and What's New? 
    Jamile Shammo, MD, FASCP, FACP
    Rush University, Chicago
  4. 12:00pm - 12:50pm Lunch and Learn: Bone Marrow Failure Patients and Nutrition
    Twyla Jackson, RDN, LDN, CNSC
    Northside Cancer Center, Atlanta
  5. 1:00pm - 1:50pm Low Risk MDS:  What's in an MDS Diagnosis? Breaking Down the Complexities, from IPSS-R to Risk Levels
    Rami Komrokji, MD
    Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida
  6. 2:00pm - 2:50pm When MDS Becomes AML: What Every High Risk MDS Patient Should Know
    Daniel Pollyea, MD, MS
    University of Colorado Health
  7. 3:00pm - 3:50pm Is a Bone Marrow Transplant the Right Option? Let's Talk Risks vs Benefits
    Hemant Murthy, MD
    Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida


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