Workshop Date and Time

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 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 & Updates on Myelofibrosis (MF), in the Context of COVID-19
  • Staging & Diagnosing
  • Current Standard of Care
  • New & Emerging Treatment Approaches
  • Understanding Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Strategies to Reduce Potential Complications of MF
  • Clinical Trial Updates
  • How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
  • Working with Your Health Care Team to Manage Symptoms, Treatment Side Effects, Discomfort & Pain
  • The Importance of Adherence to Treatment
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Staging & Progression
  • Talking with Your Doctor about What Symptoms Should Prompt You or Your Caregiver to Call the Office
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns & Recommendations to Improve Your Quality-of-Life
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth Appointments with Your Health Care Team, including Technology & Prepared List of Questions
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP

Executive 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

Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD

United Energy Resources, Inc. Professor of Medicine; Director, Hanns A. Pielenz Clinical Research Center for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms; Department of Leukemia; MD Anderson Cancer Center

Aaron T. Gerds, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology & Medical Oncology, Deputy Director for Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Medical Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Office

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 after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.


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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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