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Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time

Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Topics Covered

  • Review of the Treatments of Polycythemia Vera (PV), Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) & Myelofibrosis (MF) & Common Treatment Side Effects
  • Reducing Complications of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs): What You Need to Know & Do
  • Key Concerns to Discuss with Your Doctor & Health Care Team, Including Treatment Side Effects & Symptoms Requiring Immediate Attention Between Appointments
  • Keeping a Journal of Specific Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain to Report to Your Doctor
  • Know the Warning Signs of a Potential Medical Emergency & What to Do
  • How Being More Assertive May Improve Your Care & Quality of Life
  • Questions to Ask Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Aaron T. Gerds, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology & Medical Oncology, Deputy Director for Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Medical Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Office, Principal Investigator, Case Lead Academic Participating Site


Prithviraj Bose, MD

Professor, Department of Leukemia, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Krisstina L. Gowin, DO

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Program Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program, Founder/Director, Integrative Medicine in Hematology Oncology Fellowship University of Arizona, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

(Live Only)

Social Workers: This program has been submitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Cancer Care, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Registered Dietitians: This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

To request continuing education paperwork, please email your name, profession, and address to after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.


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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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