CARE Hematology Update: WINTER 2015
Since our last update in the fall of 2014, the CARE Hematology Faculty has continued to meet, share knowledge, discuss advances in treatment and produce conference reports and highlights from key conferences. We are excited to update on the work being completed by CARE faculty members.
CARE Hematology Faculty Updates
September - Canadian Hematology Conference
- The CARE Hematology Faculty is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Canadian Hematology Conference was a great success! The conference took place September 19-20 in Toronto, Ontario with over 150 speakers and attendees. News and developments from the conference were published in the CHC 2014 Conference Report
December - American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (ASH)
- The CARE Hematology Faculty also recently met at the CARE @ ASH meeting in San Francisco on Friday December 5th, 2014. The CARE @ ASH resident education session was held, as well as a faculty working group where topics such as MM, CLL and subsequent entry biologics were discussed.
- “Breaking news” Postcards highlighting Canadian perspectives on select abstracts from ASH can be found here.
- Most of you have likely received the 2014 CARE at ASH Conference Reportthrough the mail, however it is also available online now – feel free to browse at your convenience!
- The CARE Hematology Faculty is conducting an ongoing Needs Assessment on the use of Iron Chelation Therapy for patients that experience iron overload. Please feel free to share your insights as applicable.
- The Faculty is also interested in your thoughts and opinions for the Subsequent Entry Biologics Needs Assessment which is also underway. Again, we welcome your insights as applicable.
RELATED UPDATES: Supportive CARE, Palliative CARE, Patient CARE
- A Supportive CARE Faculty meeting was also held at CHC 2014, for allied healthcare providers focused in hematology. Discussion focused on various education options and linking supportive CARE into CARE hematology and oncology. A separate report providing a Supportive CARE perspective on the content covered at the conference is also being developed and will be available on our website shortly.
- The Palliative CARE Needs Assessment is still accepting responses, The CARE Faculty is eager to gain further insight into how palliative care is viewed and implemented at various centres across the country. We look forward to hearing about your approach to this critical service.
- The CARE Faculty is also looking at moving further towards Patient CARE initiatives. As we continue to grow CARE programs and events, we will be looking more at how we can improve patient-centric medical education.
As always, please do not hesitate to connect with us if you are looking to get more involved or learn more about our programs, or to let us know about other initiatives that you would like to see the CARE Faculty engage in.
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