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Rare blood cancer and bone marrow failure diseases are often difficult to diagnose and even harder to explain. AAMDSIF brings international experts to your computer, tablet or smartphone using language that is easy to understand in a convenient one hour format. We have hundreds of webinars available for you to watch at any time you want!

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Presenter: Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP
Topic(s): COVID-19, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

This webinar is an excerpt from a longer webinar entitled "Understanding the Overlap between MDS and MPNs" and has been edited accordingly. Dr. Mesa gives an overview of the specific concerns that patients with the overlapping conditions of MDS and MPNs have related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Presenter: Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP
Topic(s): COVID-19, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Dr. Mesa discusses the overlap between MDS (myelodysplastic sydromes) and MPNs (myeloproliferative neoplasms), including diagnosis and treatment options including the latest in clinical trials. He also provides an update on the impact of COVID-19 on patients with MDS/MPNs overlap syndrome.

Presenter: Rami Komrokji, MD
Topic(s): COVID-19, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Rami Komrokji, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, addresses the concerns of low-risk MDS patients and their caregivers and reviews the precautions they should be taking to protect their health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar recording features patient-submitted questions.

Presenter: Daniel Pollyea, MD, MS
Topic(s): Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Daniel Pollyea, MD, MS, University of Colorado Health, gives a comprehensive overview of what happens when a higher risk MDS patient transitions to AML including the diagnositic criteria, treatment options and outcomes assessments. Dr. Pollyea also reviews some of the most promising treatment options that are in clinical trial and/or new to the treatment space. He also discusses the increasing success rates for older patients who go to transplant as a curative treatment for High Risk MDS and AML. Dr. Pollyea answers a number of patient-submitted questions as well. 

Presenter: Jamile M. Shammo, MD, FASCP, FACP
Topic(s): Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)

Jamile Shammo, MD, FASCP, FACP, Rush University, Chicago, provides an update on the latest in diagnosing and treating PNH including a discussion about Soliris and Ultomiris as well as several new treatments that are in clinical trials and are showing promise for patients with this rare disease. Dr. Shammo also answered a number of patient-submitted questions. 

Presenter: Hemant Murthy, MD
Topic(s): Bone Marrow Transplant

Hemant Murthy, MD, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida, provides a comprehensive overview of the risks and benefits of bone marrow transplant for patients with bone marrow failure disease including aplastic anemia, PNH, MDS and AML. This sessions includes a review of the generalized criteria for eligibility, the potential complications of transplant and long-term outcomes based on ongoing studies. Dr. Murthy also offers hopeful news for older patients who may have thought they were not eligible for transplant but with new treatment protocols may be able to at least consider this option. Dr. Murthy answered a number of patient-submitted questions at the end of the presentation. 

Presenter: Twyla Jackson, RDN, LD, CNSC
Topic(s): Living Well with Bone Marrow Failure

Twyla Jackson, RDN, LDN, CNSC, Northside Cancer Center, Atlanta, provides an overview of the dietary and nutritional concerns facing patients, families and caregivers dealing with bone marrow failure disease. Ms. Jackson provides evidence-based, scientifically accurate guidance including specific concerns related to potential interactions between certain treatment medications and specific foods. She also provides important information on the use of supplements and a healthy, active lifestyle. Ms. Jackson works closely with hematologists and oncologists in her role at Northside Cancer Center in Atlanta and this presentation includes specific questions from patients at the end. 

Presenter: Veronica Dioverti, MD
Topic(s): COVID-19

Veronica Dioverti Prono, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine , Baltimore, provides an update on the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic as it relates to patients, families and caregivers dealing with bone marrow failure disease. Dr. Prono gives practical advise on how to avoid exposure to the virus and answers questions from a live audience. 

Presenter: Rami Komrokji, MD
Topic(s): Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Rami Komrokji, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, provides a comprehensive overview of lower risk MDS from diagnosis to treatment. Dr. Komrokji focuses on how hematologists and oncologists use different tools to assess the risk for patients when diagnosed with MDS including an overview of IPSS-R. He also explains how this assessment tool is only useful prior to treatment and that after interventions, other assessment tools are used by healthcare professionals to provide guidance and support to patients, families and caregivers. Dr. Komrokhi further discusses the treatment landscape including the newly announced luspatercept and several prospective treatments in the pipeline/clinical trial phase. 

Presenter: Shyamala Navada, MD
Topic(s): Aplastic Anemia

Shyamala Navada, MD, MSCR, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, provides an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of aplastic anemia and an update on new treatment options that are in the clinical trial and study phase. Dr. Navada also answers patient-submitted questions.

Presenter: Timothy Pearman, PhD, Jenny Finkel
Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), Bone Marrow Transplant, Aplastic Anemia, COVID-19, Living Well with Bone Marrow Failure, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Managing Your Treatment, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to how  we live our lives,. It has brought uncertainty, altered daily routines, financial pressures, and social isolation.

In this webinar, Dr. Timothy Pearman from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Jenny Finkel from Jenny Finkel Yoga discuss self-care strategies for patients, families and caregivers which can improve emotional health and wellness and empower participants during this difficult time. Jenny and Dr. Pearman also demonstrate accessible yoga practices which you can do at home to help keeping you moving and help relieve stress. 

Presenter: Amer Zeidan, M.D.
Topic(s): Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

In this webinar, Dr. Amer Zeidan from Yale Cancer Center discusses research most relevant to patients reported over the past year on the biology and treatment on MDS and secondary AML. These studies were presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2019 meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Research findings are explained along with the potential impact of this research on understanding and treating MDS and AML.

Presenter: Gail J. Roboz, M.D.
Topic(s): COVID-19, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

This webinar with Gail Roboz, MD, addresses the concerns of high-risk MDS or secondary AML patients and their caregivers and reviews the precautions they should be taking to protect their health. Patients, families and caregiver questions are included at the end of the presentation. 

Presenter: H. Joachim Deeg, MD
Topic(s): Bone Marrow Transplant, COVID-19

In this webinar, Dr. Deeg addresses the pre and post transplant concerns of bone marrow failure patients and their caregivers and reviews the precautions they should be taking to protect their health, particularly during this pandemic.

Our apologies, but this webinar had some technological challenges during the presentation and the sound quality is not ideal. We will also provide a transcript of the session which should provide clarity on the responses from Dr. Deeg to the questions submitted during the Q & A portion of the webinar. 

Presenter: Amy E. DeZern, MD, MHS, Veronica Dioverti, MD
Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), Bone Marrow Transplant, Aplastic Anemia, COVID-19, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Dr. DeZern and Dr. Dioverti address the concerns of bone marrow failure disease patients and their caregivers and review the precautions they should be taking to protect their health.
They also answer participant questions and answers.

Presenter: Inga Hofmann Zhang, MD, PhD, David Margolis, MD
Topic(s): Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure Diseases, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), Bone Marrow Transplant, Aplastic Anemia, COVID-19, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Dr. Hofmann and Dr. Margolis will discuss the specific concerns related to COVID-19 for pediatric bone marrow failure patients and their parents, including pre- and post-transplant issues.   

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers via the webinar platform. 

Presenter: Carlos M. De Castro, III, M.D.
Topic(s): Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), Aplastic Anemia, COVID-19

Our presenter is Carlos M. De Castro, MD, a cell therapy and hematologic malignancies specialist who sees patients at Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, NC.  Dr. De Castro is a Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and a member of the AAMDSIF Medical Advisory Board.  

Dr. De Castro addresses the specific concerns of aplastic anemia and PNH patients related to COVID-19.  This is a pre-recorded webinar in which patients, family members and caregivers were able to submit questions to the presenter. 

Presenter: Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, Isabel Schuermeyer, MD
Topic(s): COVID-19

Recorded 3/13/20, this webinar features two experts, Dr. Mikkael Sekeres and Dr. Isabel Schuermeyer, who discussed how patients can deal with the outbreak of COVID-19 both physically and emotionally. After their presentation, they answered questions from the live audience.

Presenter: Cate Lockhart, PharmD, PhD
Topic(s): Managing Your Treatment

In this webinar, Cate Lockhart - Executive Director at Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium, helps patients and families understand the difference between biologic and biosimilar medications. She discusses the approval process for FDA approval and how biosimiliar medications will impact the future of treating patients.

Presenter: Michael Pulsipher, MD
Topic(s): Bone Marrow Transplant, Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure Diseases

Dr. Michael Pulsipher, MD, describes the determination for bone marrow transplant treatment in children in order to promote positive outcomes.

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Presenter: Amir Fathi, MD
Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure Diseases, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), Aplastic Anemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Managing Your Treatment, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

This webinar explains how myeloid malignancies form in plain language for patients and families. 

Presenter: Stephen Oh, MD
Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

This webinar provides the viewer with a basic understanding of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) as well as a review of how MPNs overlap with other bone marrow failure diseases, especially MDS. 

Presenter: Ryan J. Mattison, MD
Topic(s): Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Dr Mattison provides an overview of the two primary diagnosis tools for patients with MDS (myelodysplatic syndromes).  

Presenter: Amer Zeidan, M.D.
Topic(s): Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

This webinar provides the basic information that every MDS patient and their famlies should know about the disease.

 

Presenter: Steven Gore, M.D.
Topic(s): Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Dr Gore provides a plain language review of the most important research presented at the late 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. 

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