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Marrowforums Wed Jan 1, 2020 05:22 PM

One-day Patient and Family Forum in Houston, Texas, February 22, 2020
A free one-day patient and family forum will be held in Houston, TX, on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The forum will be hosted by the MDS Foundation. It is the last of 11 patient and family forums scheduled for 2020.

Attendees will hear from leading MDS experts. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Topics to be covered:
  • Defining MDS
  • Current Therapies, Treatment Options, Bone Marrow Transplants, and Clinical Trials
  • Patient & Caregiver Discussions
  • Psychosocial Challenges, Quality of Life, and Quick Tips for Patients and Caregivers
  • Open discussion
Presenters will include Dr. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 9:00am to 2:30pm
Aloft Houston Downtown
Stowers Room (Second Floor)
820 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002 (Google map)

Valet parking is free if you get a sticker on your parking ticket at the meeting.
Use the online registration form or contact Janice Butchko at 1-800-637-0839 x212 or by email.
For more information, see the event flyer or contact Janice Butchko.

If you plan to attend this patient and family forum, post in this thread to let other attendees know to look for you!

After the patient and family forum, let us know what you thought of the event.

Marrowforums Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:29 PM


9:00am–9:50am - Patient Arrival and Registration/Welcome
Continental Breakfast
9:50am–11:15am - Therapies and Patient Treatment Options
Question and Answer Segment

Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD
11:15am–12:15pm - Becoming a Partner in Your Care - Building Blocks of Hope
Sandra Kurtin, PhD, ANP-C, AOCN
12:15pm–1:15pm - Lunch

1:15pm–2:30pm - Nurse Led Open Discussion - Patients and Caregivers
Breakout Quality-of-Life Sessions for Patients and Caregivers

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