ASPHO Webinars Offer the Latest in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Treatment, Best Practices, and Professional Development
ASPHO webinars are free non-CME presentations led by experts in clinical and career topics of broad interest to our members. Webinar attendees can participate live and ask presenters and moderators questions, or they can watch a recorded version after the event. Stay informed with ASPHO’s convenient, on-demand education designed for today’s pediatric hematology/oncology specialist.
2019-2020 Webinar Series
Updates and Advances in Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome
Tuesday, February 18 at 2:30 pm CST
The inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (iBMFS) are a diverse group of disorders which may affect one more hematopoietic lineages. While individual inherited marrow failure syndromes are rare, as a group they constitute a significant subset of marrow failure. Early diagnosis is critical for optimal cancer surveillance, genetic counseling, and family planning. Many patients do not present with the classic phenotypic features associated with iBMFS and can be easily missed during a workup for cytopenias. This webinar will review the iBMFS and discuss the recent advances in the genetics and pathophysiology of these disorders, as well as translational opportunities and new investigational therapies.
- Incorporate iBMFS in the differential diagnosis of cytopenias, and order and interpret appropriate diagnostic studies
- Outline the genetic basis of iBMFS and the basic pathophysiology of these disorders
- Discuss new therapeutic advances and investigational therapies for iBMFS
Chandrika Gowda, MD
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Elissa Furutani, MD
Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital
Akiko Shimamura, MD PhD
Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital
Evaluation and Management of Non-Pain Symptoms
Tuesday, March 24 at 3 pm CST
Many hematology-oncology providers are comfortable with pain management but may not feel as comfortable or competent with non-pain symptom management, especially when front-line options fail or prior training has not covered additional options. This webinar will cover pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management options for non-pain symptoms, such as nausea, constipation, dyspnea, anxiety and fatigue. Pediatric Palliative Oncology specialists will discuss assessment and management of non-pain symptoms, providing knowledge that participants can apply to their patients. Through this improved comfort it is hoped that patients will have improved quality of life.
- Assess for non-pain symptoms, such as nausea, dyspnea, anxiety, or fatigue, which may not be fully appreciated.
- Identify underlying causes for non-pain symptoms.
- Outline evidence-based treatment strategies for nausea/vomiting, dyspnea, anxiety, and fatigue that include non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies.
Julienne Brackett, MD
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers
Katharine Brock, MD
Emory/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Justin Baker, MD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Uterine Hemostasis and Menstrual Management in the Adolescent: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Thursday, April 30 at 12 pm CST
Heavy menstrual bleeding at menarche and in the early gynecologic years is often attributed to anovulation. While anovulation can cause heavy bleeding, other etiologies such as bleeding disorders (BD), should be considered. This webinar, relevant to pediatric hematology/oncology clinicians, will discuss the diagnosis and management of bleeding disorders.
- Gather basic information about menstrual cycles that is critical in assessing an adolescent's menstrual bleeding and recognize red flags that suggest an underlying bleeding disorder
- Order and interpret appropriate labs to assess the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis and underlying bleeding disorders in adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding
- Discuss management considerations for adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding disorders
Mukta Sharma, MD MPH
Children’s Mercy, University of Missouri Kansas City
Paula J. Hillard, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Ayesha Zia, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
*Webinars are 30-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers. The material presented in these activities represents the opinion of the speaker(s) and not necessarily the views of ASPHO.
Recordings of all webinars can be accessed through the Knowledge Center.