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  • May 1, 20208:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Frederic Gaspard Theatre

Address:
University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0J9

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Program Description                                                                                                                                         

Presented in cooperation with the Community Oncology Program at CancerCare Manitoba, Blood Disorders Day 2020 is a full-day symposium of value to all health professionals. Each week, hematologists at CCMB receive approximately 60 outpatient referrals for consultation. Blood Disorders Day has been specifically developed to provide the most practical and relevant information on blood disorders and hematology primary care.

Target Audience

The target audience of the education program is Primary Care Providers, including family physicians, nurse practitioners, and trainees. Interdisciplinary team members such as nurses, pharmacists and educators are also a part of the target audience.

Learning Objectives

The program includes lectures, panel presentations and interactive discussions designed to provide learners with practical and relevant information on blood disorders.
The learning objectives of the program are to:
1. Develop an approach to the work up of patients with suspected blood disorders, especially those with laboratory abnormalities (e.g. anemia or other cytopenias).
2. Use clinical algorithms to inform the diagnosis, management, and optimal referral of patients with blood disorders.
3. Review up to date treatment strategies for patients with common blood disorders.

Tentative Agenda

8:00 Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Introduction
8:35 Greetings from CEO & President of CancerCare Manitoba
Session 1 / THEME: All About Iron
8:40 Keynote: The iron-chef – Serving up high quality care in the setting of iron deficiency and iron overload
9:30 Sickle Cell: Caring for patients in health or in crises
10:00 Break and Exhibits
Session 2 / THEME Bleeding & Clotting
10:30 The CAT’s out of the bag: Treating cancer associated thrombosis in the era of NOACs
11:00 Mind the gap: Periprocedural bridging of anticoagulants
11:15 Zebras on the prairies: TIP & Acquired Hemophilia
11:30 Q & A
11:35 The critical CBC: When, how, and how fast to consult your friendly neighbourhood hematologist
11:55 A primer on red cell transfusion
12:25 Lunch and Exhibits
13:10 Prizes and Announcementes
Session 3 / THEME: Get High,, Get Low
13:15 Diagnosing and treating B12 Deficiency
13:45  Nothing rhymes with Lactate Dehydrogenase: An approach to the elevated LDH
14:15 Ask the expert! Bring your challenging cases to discuss with a local hematologist
14:45 Break and Exhibits
Session 4 / THEME: Hematologic Malignancies
15:15 Whoa that’s low! MDS & pancytopenia
15:45 The Price of Progress: An update in management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
16:15 Concluding Remarks

This event is available via MBTelehealth sites throughout Winnipeg and Manitoba. Please check your site for availability and reserve prior to registering. This event is also available via livestream. You will be emailed connection information prior to the event.

Note: Topics and speakers may be subject to change.

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Program Coordinator

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    Karyn Iversen

    Program Coordinator, CPD - Medicine
    Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204-789-3238
    Fax: 204-789-3911
    Email: Karyn.Iversen@umanitoba.ca