American Society of Hematology

Consultative Hematology Course

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Intended for clinical hematologists based in community practice in North America, the ASH Consultative Hematology Course, held the day before the 2015 ASH Meeting on Hematologic Malignancies, will cover commonly encountered clinical problems that arise in everyday practice and require the expertise of a hematologist. The course will focus on non-malignant hematology and will use case-based presentations and interactive discussions.

Program Schedule

2:00 p.m.Registration
2:30 p.m.Welcome and Introductions

Terry B. Gernsheimer, MD, Program Co-Chair
University of Washington
Puget Sound Blood Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
2015 ASH® Consultative Hematology Course

Anita Rajasekhar, MD, MS, Program Co-Chair
University of Florida
2015 ASH® Consultative Hematology Course
2:40 p.m.Updates on Sickle Cell Disease: The NIH Guidelines
Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH
Northwestern University
3:10 p.m.Diagnosis and Management of Iron Overload
Elliott Vichinsky, MD
Children’s Hospital Oakland
3:40 p.m.Taking the Pain out of Porphyrias
Sioban Keel, MD
University of Washington
4:10 p.m.Panel Discussion I
4:25 p.m.Coffee and Networking Break
4:40 p.m.VTE Management Strategies: How Long to Treat?
Anita Rajasekhar, MD, MS
University of Florida
5:10 p.m.Thrombocytopenia of Pregnancy
Terry B. Gernsheimer, MD
Puget Sound Blood Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington
5:40 p.m.Underrecognized Transfusion Adverse Events
Brenda Grossman, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
6:10 p.m.Panel Discussion II
6:25 p.m.Summary and Closing Remarks
6:30 p.m.Course Adjourned


The American Society of Hematology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Hematology designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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