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Improving MDS Outcomes from Diagnosis to Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Approach
A Complimentary CME Summit on Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
MDS, a heterogeneous group of diseases of the blood and bone marrow, occurs at an average rate of 4.8 cases per 100,000 people in the United States. Between 2006 and 2010 there were an estimated 14,123 new cases of MDS throughout the nation per year. There are many complexities associated with this disease the multispecialty team must address as a clinical care unit. They include obtaining adequate bone marrow specimens, identification and classification of MDS, the comorbidity rate of MDS patients and the decision-making process for treatment.
To address the educational gaps associated with these complexities, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) have designed a comprehensive MDS-directed educational curriculum that includes a set of interactive, case based online course.
Hosted by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Society of Hematology (ASH), and The France Foundation
Upon completion of the course you should be able to:
Explain the history and clinical findings of the MDS cases that are covered.
Appropriately diagnose and classify patients with these types of MDS or diagnoses mimicking MDS.
Communicate clinically relevant information with the healthcare team.
Describe some of the questions that clinicians often have about the MDS cases that are covered.
Who should attend:
Pathologists, Hematopathologists, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Hematologists, Medical Oncologists, Pathologists' Assistants, Hematology & Oncology Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants.
The American Society for Clinical Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The ASCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
These activities also meet CC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Module (SAMs CME) requirements.
ASCP designates these live activities for a maximum of 2.0 CMLE credit. These activities meet CMP and state re-licensure requirements for laboratory personnel.
For questions regarding CME credit, please contact ASCP Customer Service at 1-800-267-2727, option 2, in the US & Canada or internationally at access code + 3-1-312-541-4890. Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm CT.
For questions regarding CME credit, please contact ASCP Customer Service at 1-800-267-2727, during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a .m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time
Method of Participation
To complete the activity and receive credit, the participant must complete the online course. CME certificates will be provided on-line.
Funded by an independent educational grant from Celgene Corporation.