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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!

Register for Upcoming Patient Webinars

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 4:00pm (EDT) Living with PNH: Patient Panel Discussion Living with P-N-H - a patient panel discussion
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 2:00pm (EDT) Life after Transplant: Patient Panel Discussion Life after Transplant - Patient Panel Discussion
Tue, 10/11/2022 - 2:30pm (EDT) Aplastic Anemia and Non-Transplant Therapies Graphic for Aplastic Anemia and Non-Transplant Therapies with Taha Bat, M-D
Wed, 10/12/2022 - 2:00pm (EDT) Genetic Testing for Bone Marrow Failure Diseases

Watch Past Webinar Recordings

Topic(s): Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Catherine Lee will provide a comprehensive overview of chronic and acute graft vs host disease ("GvHD") which is a complication of bone marrow transplant.  While some patients have very mild GvHD, many patients have more severe and long term disease.  Dr. Lee will discuss pre-transplant prevention and post-transplant management of GvHD. 

Topic(s): Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Dr. Jason Mendler will give a brief MDS overview and then answer questions from participants. This interactive webinar offers you the opportunity to ask questions that are answered directly by a MDS Expert.

 

Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), Bone Marrow Transplant, Aplastic Anemia, Living Well with Bone Marrow Failure, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Managing Your Treatment, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Dr. Sarah Vij will deliver a presentation on how male fertility can be affected by bone marrow failure diseases and related treatments and what steps can be taken to preserve fertility.  This webinar will include discussions suitable for adult patients, family members, and caregivers and may not be appropriate for a young audience. 

Topic(s): Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)

Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths will give a brief PNH overview and then answer questions from participants. This interactive webinar offers you the opportunity to ask questions that are answered directly by a PNH Expert.

Topic(s): Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), Aplastic Anemia

This webinar focuses on the latest in research presented at the 2021 European Hematology Association(EHA) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meetings. Dr. Austin Kulasekararaj has selected a number of abstracts (research summaries) and provides a high-level assessment of new and ongoing research into treating  "> ">aplastic anemia and/or PNH.

Topic(s): Managing Your Treatment

 

This webinar is suitable for patients, families and caregivers who want to learn more about the implications of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Approximately 30% - 40% of patients who undergo chemotherapy for a bone marrow failure condition experience peripheral neuropathy and the effects can linger after completing treatment. Dr. Hammond will discuss the best treatment and management options for patients.

Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Bone Marrow Transplant, Aplastic Anemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Constandina Herbert, MN, RN, BMTCN of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will review all of the things that patients, families, and caregivers should know before undergoing a transplant. This interactive session will cover topics ranging from preparing the home for post-transplant recovery to recommendations for rehabilitative therapies and potential complications.  

Topic(s): Bone Marrow Transplant, Living Well with Bone Marrow Failure, Managing Your Treatment

This webinar is suitable for patients, families and caregivers who are considering transplant as a curative option for their bone marrow failure disease or those who have already undergone transplant. 

Dr. Yang will discuss the cardiac complications that can occur post-transplant and what pre-transplant diagnostic tests should be conducted and what the transplant team can do post-transplant to manage cardiac health. 

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

MDS/MPN overlap syndromes have long been difficult to define and diagnose since they were discovered.  They have similar features, symptoms and test results to other myeloid neoplasms like MDS and MPN which makes it hard to diagnose.  By using next generation sequencing, hematologists/oncologists are able to better understand these syndromes and plan a course of treatment that is more effective and has better outcomes. 

Dr. Hunter will review changes in understanding clinicians and researchers have about diagnosing and treating these overlapping syndromes (including chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, atypical chronic myeloid leukemia, MDS/MPN with ring sideroblasts and thrombocytosis and MDS/MPN unclassifiable). 

Topic(s): Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)

This interactive session is a must-attend for all newly diagnosed PNH patients, family members, and caregivers. You will understand how your hematologist/oncologist diagnosed PNH, what treatment options are available based on your disease presentation, longer-term prognosis and what is in the clinical trials pipeline.

Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Celalettin Ustun is the Section Chief, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant at Rush University in Chicago. His presentation will focus on how and when transplant is an option for bone marrow failure patients, including the risks and benefits of various approaches to transplantation. Dr. Ustun will also share some of the latest advances in relapse prevention and in mitigating Graft vs Host Disease (GvHD) as well as new thinking in pre-transplant conditioning regimes.

Topic(s): Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Palliative medicine is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. Palliative or supportive care is focused on relieving the symptoms and improving the patient's quality of life. Many bone marrow failure disease patients receive palliative or supportive care throughout their treatment journey and Dr. Downer will discuss some of the best practices for our patients, family members, and caregivers. During this session, you'll learn about palliative or supportive care services that help other bone marrow failure disease patients and how this care can make you feel better and improve your quality of life.

Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Bone Marrow Transplant, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Managing Your Treatment, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

This session is suitable for patients, family members, and caregivers who are living with a diagnosis of higher risk MDS and who may (or already have) transition to AML. Dr. Jay Lang will discuss how your hematologist/oncologist arrives at the diagnosis and how they determine the best course of treatment including an assessment of the factors that go into making that determination (i.e. age, overall health, IPSS-R score, mutations, availability of treatment options, patient preferences). He will also talk about transplant vs. non-transplant options and the prognosis for patients before, during and after treatment.

Topic(s): Aplastic Anemia

Daria Babushok, MD, PhD (PennMedicine) is a leading researcher and clinician in hematological malignancies and will provide a thorough overview of aplastic anemia, from diagnosis to treatment. This session is appropriate for patients, family members, caregivers and friends.

Topic(s): Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Suresh Balasubramanian, MD, with Karmanos Cancer Center, will provide a comprehensive overview of low risk myelodsyplastic syndromes (MDS).  This session is suitable for patients, family members, caregivers and friends who are newly diagnosed and those who have been living with MDS for years.

Topic(s): Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)

Eloy Roman, MD, PA with Lakes Research will discuss the recent advances in treating PNH including drugs recently approved as well as what's in the pipeline.  This session is ideal for PNH patients, family members, and caregivers.

Topic(s): Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure Diseases

Patient panel discussions are a chance to meet some of the inspiring patients, caregivers and parents who are dealing with a bone marrow failure disease.  Panel discussions are a bit different from our regular educational webinars so please plan to participate via the Q & A window.  

This webinar features parents and guardians of pediatric patients who have been diagnosed with a bone marrow failure disease like aplastic anemia, MDS or PNH.  The panel includes parents and guardians at all stages of their journeys, from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. 

This is a great webinar for parents, guardians, family members and caregivers of pediatric patients. If a child in your life was recently diagnosed, we extend a special invitation to join us to learn more about living with the disease and to sign up for our pediatric parent support group emails.  

As always, our panelists cannot provide you with medical advice and we encourage you to ask your treating hematologist or oncologist about your specific health needs. 

Topic(s): Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure Diseases, COVID-19

Dr. Rabi Hanna, Dr. Kate Eshleman and Taylor Buss from the Cleveland Clinic will participate in a panel discussion about the concerns and considerations for returning to school in the COVID-19 pandemic era.  Dr. Hanna will give an overview of the recommended precautions for families with school-age children and what factors to consider for returning to in-person schooling.  Dr. Eshleman and Ms. Buss will discuss the psychological factors that families should address when making their decisions about returning to school.  
 

Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure Diseases, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), Bone Marrow Transplant, Aplastic Anemia, Living Well with Bone Marrow Failure, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

This recorded webinar is suitable for patients, families and caregivers who want to learn more about participating in clinical trials. Our patient panel includes current and former clinical trial participants who will share their experiences.  New treatment options are being developed every year thanks to dedicated researchers and study participants who are working to find curative treatments for bone marrow failure diseases. 

 

Topic(s): Related Bone Marrow Failure Diseases and Malignancies, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Managing Your Treatment, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

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