Friday, May 17, 2019
The Leukemia Symposium: Focus on Opportunities to Improve Care will discuss current state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic approaches related to the recent advances in the molecular testing and drug development in the field of acute leukemia. There will be an emphasis on available opportunities for a multidisciplinary team to improve outcomes of patients with leukemia. A panel discussion will be held to discuss challenges associated with a diagnosis of cancer and potential solutions.
This symposium is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, residents and fellows who work with bone marrow failure disorders.
At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant should be better able to:
- Explain the role of chemotherapy in improving outcomes of acute myeloid leukemia
- Describe the role of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant in the management of acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome
- Identify the benefits of early integration of palliative care
- List the novel therapies approved for acute myeloid leukemia
- Describe specific indications of various treatment for acute myeloid leukemia
- Recognize the role of flow cytometric, genetic, and molecular profiling in acute myeloid leukemia
- Identify challenges associated with living with cancer and potential solutions
- Recognize how to care for survivors of childhood leukemia
Continuing Education Credit
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is provided for 3.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.