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Best of ASH 2018: Myeloma and Leukemia/MDS

January 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Best of ASH 2018: Myeloma and Leukemia/MDS

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Brandi Reeves, MD

Brandi Reeves, MD

Professor of Medicine
Malignant Hematology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Matthew Foster, MD

Matthew Foster, MD

Associate Professor, Clinical Research
Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Program
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Best of ASH 2018: AML/MDS and Myeloma


Lecture Description

Each year, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) hosts a conference highlighting some of the latest hematologic oncology research. Join us as our speakers highlight some of the top presentations on AML/MDS and Myeloma from this year’s ASH conference.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Compare the outcomes of previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who are treated with ibrutinib versus those treated with chemo-therapy
  • Describe which patients with myelodysplastic syndromes may benefit from treatment with luspatercept
  • Identify appropriate patients with myelodysplastic syndromes for iron chelation with defarasirox and list adverse outcomes that may be prevented by using this agent.


To Receive FREE Continuing Education Credit for this Live Lecture:
  • Attend the live lecture, either by going to a designated site or by using Zoom (registration link above). Find out more about hosting a designated site.
  • Be present in the lecture for a minimum of 50 minutes.
  • After attending the live lecture, complete an evaluation and download your certificate.
  • The instructions and password for the evaluation will be provided after the lecture is over.
    • If you attend at a designated site, the site coordinator will provide you with the Live Activity Evaluation Instructions.
    • If you attend via Zoom Webinar, you will receive an email 24 hours after the lecture with a link to the Live Activity Evaluation Instructions.
  • Attendance at the live lecture is required to receive the Live Activity Evaluation Instructions.
Lecture Resources:


UNCCN Site Coordinators:
  • All documents and information for UNCCN Site Coordinators (including connection information, presentation handout, and links to obtain certificates) can be accessed on the UNC Cancer Network Learning Portal.


Self-Paced, Online Courses with FREE Continuing Education Credit:
  • This lecture will be available as a FREE Self-Paced, Online Course in March 2019. Please visit learn.unccn.org to peruse our many Self-Paced, Online Courses.


*Lecture topic subject to change.
Photos courtesy of Brian Strickland.


January 23, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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