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Breast Cancer and Hematology Update: Highlights of the 2021 SABCS and 2021 ASH Annual Meetings

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Conference ID

J6774

Purpose/Overview

Participants are saying
“Was balanced, had good updates on recent literature, presentations.”
2021 participant

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 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) National Meeting and the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). This activity is not endorsed by or affiliated with SABCS or ASH.

Overall Objectives

Participants are saying
“Comprehensive. Broad overview.”
2021 participant
  • Present the latest scientific information from the national meetings.
  • Review treatment and research information.
  • Assess implications for clinical practice.

Agenda

  • 7:50 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD, Course Director
    Elizabeth Federici, MD, Course Director
  • 8 a.m. | Non-Malignant Hematology
    Natthapol Songdej, MD, MPH
  • 8:45 a.m. | Non-Malignant Hematology
    Elizabeth Federici, MD, Course Director
  • 9:30 a.m. | Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
    Witold Rybka, MD, FRCPC
  • 10:15 a.m. | Visit Virtual Exhibits
  • 10:30 a.m. | Acute Leukemias
    Joseph Cioccio, DO
  • 11:15 a.m. | CART and BITE Therapy for Myeloma
    Seema Naik, MD
  • Noon | Lymphomas
    Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD, Course Director
  • 12:45 p.m. | Visit Virtual Exhibits
  • 1:15 p.m. | Chronic Leukemias
    Myles Nikolich, MD
  • 2 p.m. | Breast Cancer Topic To Be Determined
    Presenter To Be Determined
  • 2:45 p.m. | Breast Cancer Topic To Be Determined
    Cristina I. Truica, MD
  • 3:30 p.m. | Breast Cancer Topic To Be Determined
    Monali K. Vasekar, MD
  • 4:15 p.m. | Wrap Up, Final Questions and Visit Virtual Exhibits
    Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD, Course Director
  • 4:30 p.m. | Adjournment

Course Directors

Participants are saying
“The quality of the talks has gotten better each year.”
2021 participant

Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Cancer Institute

Elizabeth H. Federici, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Faculty

Joseph Cioccio, DO
Fellow
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Seema Naik, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Cancer Institute

Myles Nickolich, MD
Assistant Dean for Education in the Clinical Learning Environment
Penn State College of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Witold Rybka, MD, FRCPC
Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Cancer Institute

Natthapol Songdej, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute

Cristina I. Truica, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Breast Medical Oncology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute

Monali K. Vasekar, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Credit

AMA

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Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Fees

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Changes

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COVID-19

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