About this event

  • Date and time Tue 15 Dec 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:10pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

The aim of this webinar is to promote a pragmatic and person centred approach for managing for older patients with haematological malignancies

The learning objectives will be as follows: 

  • To promote a pragmatic and person centred approach for managing for older patients with haematological malignancies
  • To recognise the common presenting features of haematological malignancy in older people
  • To appreciate principles of management of haematological malignancies in older frail patients

Participants in this webinar will learn how to recognise features of haematological malignancy in older patients. Principles of management will also be described.

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

There will be a social chat organised by the BGS after this webinar:

Participants will have the opportunity attendees for an interactive conversation. Participants of the small group session will be asked to join with their microphone and camera on to make this interaction more engaging. Limited space. 

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

Key speakers

Dr Jonathan Sive

Consultant Haematologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Jonathan Sive graduated from Manchester University and completed specialist haematology training in North London. After completing a PhD in molecular haematology at Cambridge University he specialised in myeloma, and is now Consultant Haematologist and Clinical Service Lead for Myeloma and Plasma Cell Disorders at University College London Hospital.

 

He is a member of the UK Myeloma Research Alliance and is on the trial management groups for the national Myeloma XV trial. He is an executive member of the UK Myeloma Forum, and leads the British Society for Haematology writing group for the diagnosis and initial management of myeloma. He is the author of many research articles, and the Haematological Oncology chapter in the most recent edition of Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine.

Dr Simona Deplano

Consultant Haematologist and Clinical Service Lead for Myeloma, University College Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Simona Deplano works as consultant haematologist at Hammersmith Hospital where she runs a dedicated clinic for patients aged 75 or older with haematological disorders. Her research interests are: frailty, anaemia and bone marrow changes in the elderly, effects of age on chemo-related toxicity and how to prevent it.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction
Managing myelodysplastic syndromes in the elderly

Dr Simona Deplano, Consultant Haematologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Managing myeloma and other blood cancers in patients with frailty

Dr Jonathan Sive, Consultant Haematologist and Clinical Service Lead for Myeloma, University College Hospital

Question and answer session
Closing remarks

Location

Online