University of Nebraska Medical Center

Midwest Leukemia Symposium (Attendee Information)

This site is intended for registered participants of the 2022 Midwest Leukemia Symposium held Aug. 19, in the UNMC Durham Research Center 1 — Room 1002, Omaha, NE, and via Zoom.

Welcome! Thank you for joining us.

2022 Midwest Leukemia SymposiumThe 2022 Midwest Leukemia Symposium will discuss novel treatments and management approaches for several disease states including myelofibrosis, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, and acute promyelocytic leukemia, with an emphasis on the diagnostic difficulties and treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes. The panel discussion will explore the roles and responsibilities of the multidisciplinary team in supporting patients' psychological and functional well-being through complex diagnostic and treatment processes.

Download the symposium agenda 

Symposium General Information

Important Information for In-Person Attendees
  • Self-screening and Mask Guidance
    • We ask that you self-screen prior to coming on campus. For campus visitors, please use the 1-Check COVID app available to iOS and Android users. For UNMC/Nebraska Medicine employees and students, please use the 1-Check UNMC app.
    • Maintain social distance and wear a mask while on campus. KN95 face masks are still highly recommended but no longer required. Surgical masks are allowed. Cloth masks, gaiters, vented masks, and bandanas are not approved for use. Please bring your own mask.
  • Parking
    • Complimentary parking for campus visitors is available in Lot 17 (map). You may enter the parking structure from 45th and Leavenworth (next to La Casa) or from Saddlecreek and Jones Ct. (next to QuikTrip). The stairs from Lot 17 will take you to Emile Street. 
    • Employees and students of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine should park in their regular parking areas.
    • UNMC CCE is not liable for any parking ticket that a participant may incur when attending this symposium.
Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

Read the UNMC CCE Disclosure Declaration Policy


The accredited provider has mitigated and is disclosing identified relevant financial relationships for the following faculty, planners, and others in control of content prior to assuming their roles.


The following have disclosed relevant financial relationships:

  • Zaid S. Al-Kadhimi, MD
    Consultant: Talaris
    Stock Ownership: Moderna, Intalia, Pacific Bio, Regeneron
  • Vijaya R. Bhatt, MBBS, MS*
    Consultant: AbbVie, Inc.; Incyte Corporation; Servier Pharmaceuticals LLC
    Drug Support (institutional) for a Trial: Oncoceutics
    Research Funding (institutional): AbbVie, Inc.; Incyte Corporation; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; NMDP; Pfizer, Inc.
    Safety Monitoring Committee: Protagonist
  • Krishna Gundabolu, MBBS
    Advisory Board: Bayer Inc.; Blueprints Medicine; Bristol-Myers Squibb; CTI Biopharma; Pfizer, Inc. (Relationships have ended)
  • Joseph Khoury, MD
    Scientific Advisor: ANGLE, Plc
  • Marlise R. Luskin, MD, MSCE
    Research Funding: AbbVie, Inc.; Novartis
  • Geoffrey Uy, MD
    Consultant: Agios; Glaxo Smith Kline; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Novartis (Relationships have ended)
    Investigational: Flotetuzumab
    Off-label: Venetoclax

 The following have nothing to disclose:

  • Prajwal Dhakal, MBBS
  • Morgan Mancuso-Sheen, RDN, LMNT
  • Hayden D. Sterling, PA-C*
  • Meg Trewhitt, APN-BC, AOCNP



The following have nothing to disclose:

  • Kaitlyn Corley, BSN, RN
  • Valeta Creason-Wahl, HMCC
  • Christy Johnson, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN
  • Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN
  • Bailey Wrenn, MA

 *Faculty and planning committee member

Speaker Handouts

The following materials (in PDF) are available for download until Oct. 19, 2022. No part of these materials may be reproduced without prior written permission.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive continuing education credits, you must:

  1. Check in and attend the live activity.
    • Attending in person: Check in at the registration desk.
    • Attending via Zoom: Type in your first and last name in the chat.
  2. Complete the online evaluation via the UNMC MyCCE portal.
    • On your dashboard, click Evaluate an Activity.
    • Enter Activity Code 54364.

You have 60 days to claim credit for this activity. You will need to complete the evaluation and attest to the time you spent participating in the activity. Your certificate will be saved in your UNMC MyCCE account under Certificates & Transcripts.

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Symposium Director

Associate Professor; Medical Director, Leukemia Program, Division of Oncology and Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, UNMC

Vijaya Bhatt


Bailey Wrenn, MA

Educational Projects Coordinator
UNMC Center for Continuing Education


Bailey Wrenn