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Preparing for Personalized Care in MDS
Integrating Innovative Treatments a Cohesive Potent Care Model

This CE activity has been developed in collaboration with the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, and was presented at the Friday Satellite Symposium preceding the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition on December 4, 2020.

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Emerging Therapies and Management Strategies for MDS and Myeloid Malignancies

The symposium, recorded for the virtual ONS Bridge platform on September, 17th 2020, is targeted to clinical nursing professionals in oncology. Case studies will be used to illustrate treatment decision-making and therapeutic challenges.

Topics include:

  • Latest developments in diagnosing and treating myeloid malignancies;
  • Emerging treatment options for low-risk MDS, high-risk MDS, AML, and MDS/MPN overlap;
  • Disease management for chronic anemia, side effects and treatment adherence;
  • Psychosocial considerations and palliative care to improve the quality of life for this patient population.


  • Christina Cline, RN, BSN, CCRC, Senior Registered Nurse Manager,
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Allyson Price, MPAS, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Department of Leukemia,
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Kirsten Roblee, RN, BSN, OCN, Assistant Nurse Manager,
    The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH

Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity. Participants must:

  1. Read the learning outcomes and faculty disclosures
  2. Watch and study the educational activity
  3. Successfully complete the Nursing CE Assessment with a score of 70% or better
  4. Complete the evaluation form 

Once you’ve completed the appropriate steps and scored a 70% or greater, you will be able to download/print your certificate

Estimated time to complete activity: 1.5 hours
Date of initial release: November 9, 2020
Valid for CE credit through: November 8, 2021


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Seventh International Bone Marrow Failure Scientific Symposium

*All content now available On Demand*
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An Intensive Three-Day Virtual Conference Convening International Experts at the Forefront of Research and Treatment of Bone Marrow Failure Disease. This symposium brought together physicians treating these diseases and laboratory researchers studying the immunology and cell biology of bone marrow failure disease to: 

  • Discuss current areas of controversy
  • Share recent research results  
  • Propose specific recommendations for the highest priority directions for basic and clinical research needed to advance the field of research

Once thought of as distinct, aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) are now believed to be linked by similar pathophysiologic pathways. 

With exciting new developments in the treatment of these diseases and new insights into the molecular pathogenesis of the diseases, AAMDSIF is coordinating this symposium to explore opportunities for collaborative research. 

The symposium program has been designed to address the most up-to-date issues in each topic area and to encourage participant interaction. Each session includes presentations by experts in the field followed by open discussion. 

Symposium Information and Registration

Program Guide

Full Agenda

For more information, please contact AAMDSIF Senior Director of Health Professional Programs Alice Houk at


Virtual Tumor Board: Diagnosis Management of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Dates Available: May 26, 2020 to May 25, 2021


  • David P. Steensma, MD, FACP​​​​​​
  • Reza Nejati, MD
  • Ilene Galinsky, BSN, MSN, ANP-C

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The Clinical Management of Myeloid Malignancy: The Coming Age of Targeted Therapies

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 12:00-4:00 pm
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

This Satellite Symposium, which preceded the 61st ASH Annual meeting, was organized by the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Leukemia Program and the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation.

The complimentary enduring program provides an in-depth and up-to-date review of research related to the biology, prognosis, natural history, and therapeutic management of patients with aplastic anemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The program brought together leaders in disease research and clinical practice to explore solutions on improving the care of patients.

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Riding the Wave: Clinical Management of Myeloid Malignancy in an Era of Novel Therapies

Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7:00-11:00 am
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA

This Satellite Symposium was organized by the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Leukemia Program and the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, preceding the 60th ASH Annual Meeting.

This CME certified activity provides an in-depth and up-to-date review of research related to the biology, prognosis, natural history, and therapeutic management of patients with MDS, PHN, AML and myeloid malignancies. This program brings together leaders in disease research and clinical practice to explore solutions to improving the care of these patient populations.

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Myelodysplastic Syndromes Transitioning to Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 1:00 pm ET

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a management strategy for high-risk MDS/AML based on the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup and recent research findings
  • ​Explain the role of genetic testing in risk assessment and stratification for this patient population
  • Identify emerging treatment options for high-risk MDS and secondary AML
  • Discuss the roles of a multidisciplinary health care team in addressing treatment goals and providing patient education to improve outcomes, including guiding patients and caregivers in decision making, financial issues, and palliative care options
  • Identify resources for support and education for patients

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BMT and Immunotherapies for Pediatric Leukemia: Current and Novel Treatments and Financial Implications

Sponsored jointly by the National Marrow Donor Program® / Be The Match® and the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation.

In this recorded webinar, you'll learn that bone marrow transplant (BMT) and immunotherapies continue to quickly evolve for pediatric leukemia, varying in the pathophysiology and management. For health professionals, knowledge of these treatment options and potential toxicities is necessary to manage and provide patients with safe and effective evidence-based care. When choosing these treatment options, families can face additional financial decisions and need assistance to manage the financial implications.


  • Vicki Szenes, MS, RN, CPNP, CPHON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner ,
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
  • Meghan Wellenbrink, BSN, RN, CPHON, CAR-T Cell Clinical Nurse Coordinator, 
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Myelodysplastic Syndromes in Older Adults: Treatment Options and Support Strategies

Sponsored jointly by the National Marrow Donor Program® / Be The Match® and the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation.

Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is the only therapy for MDS with curative potential. Of the estimated 15,000 to 20,000 US patients diagnosed annually, >80% are >age 70 years. Care of patients with MDS requires understanding the disease in the context of an older population, and tailoring approaches to both disease risk and patient suitability for therapy.

In this recorded continuing education webinar a physician and nurse practitioner will present current research and case examples to illustrate treatment options and common experiences for older patients with MDS and their families. The goal of this activity is to ensure that members of a multidisciplinary team have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the standards of care to their practice and healthcare setting for patients with MDS. It is accredited for hematology/oncology nurses; hematology, oncology social workers at intermediate to advanced levels of practice, experience and licensure; and clinical laboratory professionals.

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  • Marlise R. Luskin, MD, MSCE, Physician in Dana-Farber’s Adult Leukemia program
  • Ilene Galinsky, NP, Senior Program Research Nurse Practitioner for the Adult Leukemia Program with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital /BWH in Boston, Massachusetts