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Update in ITP and TTP — R2P Lecture

February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Alice Ma, MD, FACP

The Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director, Division of Hematology Fellowship
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Update in ITP and TTP


Lecture Description

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura are both autoimmune conditions leading to low platelets, though the mechanism by which the platelets are consumed differs.  The lecture will update viewers on new therapies for the treatment of ITP and TTP

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the role of thrombopoietin receptor agonists in the treatment of ITP
  • Discuss the role of caplacizumab in the treatment of TTP
  • Describe the optimal prophylaxis and immunizations for patients treated with prolonged corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants for ITP and TTP



To Receive FREE Continuing Education Credit
for this Live Lecture:

  • Attend 50 minutes or more of the live lecture:
    • by using Zoom (registration link above) or
    • by going to a designated site.
  • Attendees must use Zoom video so they can see the presentation’s slides and video components!
  • Joining by Audio-only does not qualify for CE credit!
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  • The Live Activity Evaluation Instructions (LAEI) and password is provided after the lecture to those who attend 50 minutes or more of the live lecture:
    • At a designated site, the site coordinator will provide the LAEI.
    • With Zoom Webinar, an email containing a link to the LAEI will be sent within 24 hours of the lecture
  • You have 7 days from the date of the lecture to complete your electronic evaluation and claim a certificate of credit.

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


February 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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