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Breast Cancer and Hematology Update: Highlights of the 2020 SABCS and 2020 ASH Annual Meetings

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Participants are saying
“Outstanding review overall. Best one that I have been to. It stood out because there was just enough exposition reviewing each disease process for all of the hematology talks before going into new data.”
2020 attendee, in-person event

This program is designed to bring information learned at national meetings back to the central Pennsylvania area for physicians and other health-care professionals to use in their daily clinical practices.

The topics chosen represent material presented at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) National Meeting and the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

This activity is not endorsed by or affiliated with SABCS or ASH.


  • Present the latest scientific information from the national meetings.
  • Review treatment and research information.
  • Assess implications for clinical practice.

Agenda and Faculty

  • 7:50 a.m. | Welcome/Opening Remarks
    Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD
    Course Director
  • 8 a.m. | Clonal Hematopoiesis – Current Concepts
    Witold B. Rybka, MD, FRCPC
  • 8:45 a.m. | To be determined
    Natthapol Songdej, MD, MPH
  • 9:30 a.m. | To be determined
    Elizabeth H. Federici, MD
  • 10:15 a.m. | Break/Visit Virtual Exhibitors
  • 10:30 a.m. | To be determined
    Hong Zheng, MD, PhD
  • 11:15 a.m. | ASH Myeloma Highlights
    Seema G. Naik, MD
  • Noon | To be determined
    Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD
  • 12:45 p.m. | Break/Visit Virtual Exhibitors
  • 1:15 p.m. | To be determined
    Joseph M. Cioccio, DO
  • 2 p.m. | To be determined
    Cristina I. Truica, MD
  • 2:45 p.m. | To be determined
    Monali Vasekar, MD
  • 3:30 p.m. | Covid-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC-19)
    Harry Menon, MD
  • 4:15 p.m. | Wrap Up and Final Questions/Visit Virtual Exhibitors
    Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD
  • 4:30 p.m. | Adjournment

Course Director

The course director is Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD.



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