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Old Wed Jan 1, 2020, 05:22 PM
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One-day Patient and Family Forum in Birmingham, Alabama, February 1, 2020

A free one-day patient and family forum will be held in Birmingham, AL, on Saturday, February 1, 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
  • Mobile apps - bring your smart phone or tablet
Presenters will include Dr. Kimo Bachiashvili, Dr. Omer Jamy, and Dr. Pankit Vachhani of the University of Alabama at Birmingham O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

When:
Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 9:00am to 2:30pm
Where:
Marriott Birmingham
Birmingham 1,2 Room (Lobby Level)
13590 Grandview Pkwy., Birmingham, AL 35243 (Google map)

Parking is complimentary.
Registration:
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.
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Old Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:50 AM
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Agenda:

9:00am–9:30am - Patient Arrival and Registration/Welcome
Continental Breakfast
9:30am–10:00am - What is MDS?
Prof. Dr. Kimo Bachiashvili
10:00am–10:30am - How we treat Low-Risk MDS
Prof. Dr. Kimo Bachiashvili
10:30am–11:00am - How we treat High-Risk MDS
Pankit Vachhani, MD
11:00am–11:30am - Bone Marrow Transplantation for MDS
Omer Jamy, MD
11:30am–12:00pm - How to Understand Clinical Trials in MDS
Pankit Vachhani, MD
12:00pm–1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm–2:30pm - Becoming a Partner in Your Care - Building Blocks of Hope
Natasha Johnson, MSN, APRN
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