Workshop Date and Time

Monday, June 15, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time Register Now

Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), in the Context of COVID-19
  • Diagnosis & Staging
  • Current Standard of Care
  • New & Emerging Treatment Approaches
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • Tips to Manage Symptoms & Side Effects
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team during Telehealth Appointments
  • Follow-Up Care After Treatment
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP

Director, Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, Mays Family Foundation Distinguished University Presidential Chair, Professor of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center – An NCI Designated Cancer Center

Rami Komrokji, MD

Senior Member & Professor of Oncologic Sciences Section Head- Leukemia and MDS Vice Chair-Malignant Hematology Department Moffitt Cancer Center

Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

(Live Only)

Social Workers: This program has been submitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

CancerCare, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Registered Dietitians: This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

To request continuing education paperwork, please email your name, profession, and address to connect@cancercare.org after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.

Brochure

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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