Event update - Rounds
The MPN Research Foundation began working with AAMDSI last year on a project calle MDS / MPN Rounds, an event in which clinicians hear directly from each other about how they treat different kinds of patients with different issues. Given that MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome) is somewhat similar to MPN, this program is an opportunity for both organizations to reach out to doctors who might see patients from either disorder.
Our partnership with AAMDSI produced our first Rounds in September 2011. During these programs we are joined by local physicians who hear two presentations of a clinical case: one on MDS and one on MPN. On April 25th the MPN portion was presented by Drs. Damiano Rondelli and Santosh Sarof from the University of Illinois at Chicago who discussed allogenic stem cell transplants.
Attendees are given continuing medical education (or CME) credit for their participation. Physicians must earn a certain amount of CME each year in order to continue practicing. Our hope in producing this kind of event is that physicians will share the information they learned with each other and their patients.
This kind of program helps us towards our goal of keeping MPN doctors apprised of the latest in treatment and research news so that they in turn can give the highest quality care possible to their patients. If anyone has questions about this program feel free to contact us at 312-683-7249 or firstname.lastname@example.org