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Health Professionals UPDATE

A quarterly electronic newsletter for health professionals featuring:

  • Research updates
  • Practical treatment guidance
  • CME opportunities
  • Patient education resources

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Spring 2015

  • AAMDSIF at ONS 40th Congress in Orlando
  • Bone Marrow Failure Disease Symposia Begin at Duke University
  • Chicago MDS/MPN Rounds Dinner Program
  • New Nursing Education Modules on MDS Disease Management and Patient Education
  • Summer Fellowship Program Awards
  • Patients and Professionals On Why They Attend AAMDSIF Conferences
  • Recognize a Nursing Colleague During May
  • Nurses' Corner: Patient advocacy
  • New Nursing Panel
  • Transplantation: What Do Your Patients Hear?
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Patient Guides in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Help a Young Researcher
  • Story of Hope

Winter 2015

  • AAMDSIF Active at ASH 2014
  • 2015 Research Grants Now Available
  • Educational Programs Have a Nationwide Reach
  • 2015 Conference Registration is Open!
  • AAMDSIF Highlights Project Hope
  • Summer 2015 Fellowship Grant Program
  • Nurses' Corner: Project Hope
  • AAMDSIF Executive Director Announces Retirement
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Patient Guides in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Help a Young Researcher
  • Story of Hope

Fall 2014

  • Continuing Education Webcasts for Physicians and Nurses
  • Satellite Symposium Set for ASH 2014
  • New Summer Fellowship Grant Program
  • Educating Patients About Palliative Care
  • Is a Medical Social Worker on Your Patients' Health Care Team?
  • #GivingTuesday, known as the official "opening day" of the charitable giving season
  • Nurses' Corner: Here's how your patients benefit by being well- informed about fatigue
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Patient Guides in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Help a Young Researcher
  • Story of Hope

Summer 2014

  • 2014 Community Symposia for Physicians and Nurses
  • Satellite Symposium for ASH 2014
  • New Global Resources for Health Professionals and Patients
  • MDS Toolkit Revisions Available
  • MDS/MPN Conference
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • AAMDSIF Scientific Symposium Resources Available
  • Treatment Tracking Tools
  • Resources
  • Story of Hope

Spring 2014

  • Symposium Co-Chair Summarizes Trends and Progress in Bone Marrow Failure Research
  • AAMDSIF Attends ONS 2014
  • Take Our MDS Survey for Healthcare Providers and Receive Your Gift Code
  • 2014 Patient and Family Conferences -- Health Professionals Welcome
  • Department of Defense Research Grants
  • Nursing Notes
  • Nursing Network
  • Treatment Tracking Tools
  • MDS Resources
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Story of Hope

Fall 2013

  • Continuing Education Events
  • AAMDSIF International Scientific Symposium
  • Online Learning Center CME Classes
  • Research and Treatment Retrospective from Expert Investigators
  • Nurses' Column: Advice from a transplant nurse
  • Nursing Network
  • Treatment Tracking Tools
  • MDS Resources
  • Story of Hope

Summer 2013

  • New CE Webcasts on MDS
  • Continuing Medical Education Events
  • AAMDSIF Scientific Symposium
  • 2013 Research Grantees Announced
  • Nurses' Column: Why Patients Should Consider Clinical Trials
  • Nursing Network
  • Patient and Family Conferences
  • Free MDS Resources for Health Professionals
  • Story of Hope

Spring 2013

  • Stem Cell Transplantation Basics
  • Oncology Nursing Society Congress - AAMDSIF booth and Satellite Symposium
  • Continuing Medical Education
    • Treating Low-Risk and High-Risk MDS: An Evidence-Based Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome.  Meetings in Birmingham, Milwaukee, and New York
    • Aplastic Anemia: A Current Overview: An online presentation
  • AAMDSIF Nursing Network
  • Patient and Family Conferences
  • MDS Resources for health professionals
  • NHLBI seeks proposals for The National Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Natural History Study
  • Story of Hope

Winter 2013

  • Significant Research and Clinical Presentations from ASH 2012
  • Webcast of ASH 2012 Satellite Symposium on "The Changing Faces of MDS and AML" Now Available
  • 2013-2015 AAMDSIF Research Grant Applications Due February 28
  • Diagnostic Spectrum of MDS, MDS/MPN, and MF Reference Card Now Available
  • Nurses Corner: Read about alternative and complementary medicines
  • 2013 Patient and Family Conferences
  • Additional MDS Resources
  • Story of Hope

Fall 2012

  • AAMDSIF to Host Satellite Symposium at ASH 2012 Annual Meeting
  • Interviews with MDS Experts
  • Expert Discussions and Interviews from the AAMDSIF 2012 Bone Marrow Failure Disease Scientific Symposium
  • AAMDSIF Establishes MDS Clinical Research Consortium
  • Research Grants Awarded
  • Published Research and Informative Reviews
  • Programs for Nurses in St. Louis and Portland
  • Educational Dinner Meeting for Nurses in Baltimore
  • Ways for You and Your Patients to Learn
  • Story of Hope

Spring 2012

  • 2012 AAMDSIF Scientific Symposium
  • AAMDSIF Grantees Publish Significant Research on Genetic Relationship of MDS and AML
  • Treating MDS Toolkit and Mobile App for Healthcare Providers
  • Bone Marrow Failure Disease Information from ASH 2011
  • Journal Report
  • Nurses Column: Understanding Pain
  • Chicago MDS/MPN Rounds
  • AAMDSIF Patient and Family Regional Conferences
  • Story of Hope

Winter 2011

  • New Support for Community Hematologists
  • "Successes in Bone Marrow Failures" Theme of Satellite Symposium at 2011 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
  • AAMDSIF Continues Strong Presence at ASH 2011 Annual Meeting
  • Ask Your Patients How They Like to Spend Their Days:  Dr. Eyal Attar discusses why it's important to know a patient's medical history and their personal situation
  • 2012 AAMDSIF Scientific Symposium
  • Research Grant Applications
  • New Content on the Online Learning Center
  • Help Your Patients Be Well-Informed
  • MDS Symposium Summary 
  • 2012 Patient and Family Regional Conferences
  • Nurses Column: Co-Morbidity Tools
  • Story of Hope

Spring 2011

  • Making Treatment Decisions in MDS :  Dr. David Steensma
  • Uncertainty and Distress Among Patients with MDS
  • Research Updates
  • Department of Defense Funding Available for Research
  • Spanish Language Patient Guides Available
  • Story of Hope
  • Learn How to Improve the Care of MDS Patients
  • Meet the AAMDSIF Medical Advisory Board

Winter 2010

  • Introducing a newsletter for Health Professionals
  • Survey Presents a View into MDS Patient Knowledge and Attitudes
  • Call for 2011 Grant Applications
  • CME for Hematology/Oncology Professionals
  • Patient Resources
  • Nurses Column
  • Abstracts from ASH 2010
  • Online Learning Center
  • Help Your Patients Be Well-Informed
  • Story of Hope