Addressing the Management of ITP: An Introduction and Review of the Most Recent ASH 2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines for ITP
Tuesday, August 25, 2020, from 12:00-1:00 pm ET (9:00-10:00 am PT)
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This state-of-the-science Webinar will detail and disseminate information related to the recently updated American Society of Hematology (ASH) Clinical Guidelines for Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP.) The webinar will review the evidence-based recommendations and guidelines covering the management of ITP. In addition, special focus will be on the maternal and potential fetal considerations professionals must address in making evidence-based decisions about optimal first- and second-line management that may or may not have been covered in these recent guidelines. The development of these ITP guidelines is the first of a larger guideline development initiative for ASH that aims to develop evidence-based guidelines on a range of hematologic conditions.
Learning Objectives: 
At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Review the process for developing the 2019 ASH ITP Clinical Guidelines, as well as their strengths and limitations
  • Understand the clinical importance of, and apply to practice, the 2019 ASH ITP Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Recognize and understand differences in recommendations in these guidelines compared to those developed by other organizations
  • Discuss and describe the potential maternal and fetal consequences of ITP and considerations professionals must address in making decisions regarding management of women with ITP 
Terry B. Gernsheimer, MD
Director of the UW Medical Transfusion Service, SCCA
Professor of Hematology and Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Gowthami M. Arepally, MD (moderator)
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology
Medical Director of Therapeutic Apheresis 
Duke University Medical Center 
Durham, NC
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Addressing the Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC), with Special Considerations for Use with Young Women and Women with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
October 9, 2020, from 1:00-2:00 pm ET

 This state-of-the-science Webinar will detail and disseminate current best practices on the use and management of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in women of reproductive age, with special considerations for young women/women who experience or are at risk of experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). The Webinar will provide information regarding the appropriate approach to the identification and counseling of appropriate patients for intrauterine contraception; provide guidance on proper placement; review special considerations to keep in mind while working with women who experience irregular and/or heavy menstrual bleeding; and to provide insight when collaboration with a hematologist may be necessary.

 At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of, and apply to practice, assessing and monitoring patients for the identification of appropriate patients for intrauterine contraception
  • Describe the proper placement of intrauterine contraception
  • Discuss the effectiveness and safety of intrauterine contraception in young women/women, especially those women who at risk for or experience heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Review the anticipatory guidance needed prior to initiation of the method
  • Discuss best practices regarding pre-medication, insertion and post procedure for LNG-IUS
  • Discuss ways in which collaboration with hematology augments management


Oluyemisi Adeyemi-Fowode, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine

Allison Paroskie Wheeler, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine, and Coagulation
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Claudia Borzutzky, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Program Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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