Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12-1 PM EDT

TitleIron Deficiency Anemia and Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: Prevalence, Impact, Management

Webinar Description:  The objective of our program is to develop and implement a state-of-the-science Webinar that will detail and disseminate current best practices in the treatment and management of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and heavy menstrual bleeding. The proposed Webinar will have a special focus on the epidemiology, impact, and management of IDA on women, especially those women with a blood disorder. 

Faculty:
Lakshmi Srivaths, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She is the Co-Director of the Young Women’s Bleeding Disorder Clinic and a member of the General Hematology Program, and Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program. She is the recipient of the Fulbright & Jaworski L. L. P. Faculty Excellence Award, 2011 and 2016 in the “Teaching and Evaluation” category, Rising Star Clinician Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2015 and the Fellow’s Education Award, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center, 2011. Dr. Srivaths is a member of the Foundation for Women & Girls with Bleeding Disorders Medical Advisory Council, an inaugural member of the FWGBD Education Council, and an active participant in the WGBD Learning Action Network (LAN).

Jacquelyn Powers, MD, MSc, is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor and Texas Children’s Cancer Center. She was appointed as the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology representative on the AABB Committee on Donor Iron Safety and Health, a national committee that is developing recommendations on iron replacement in blood donors to prevent the development of iron deficiency, maintain the blood donor pool and ensure the maintenance of an adequate and safe blood supply.

Registration links and additional information will be available soon. Please check back for more details or send a request to be notified when registration opens to: mcroce-galis@fwgbd.org