ASH regularly produces educational webinars, video series, and podcasts that feature presentations by experts in the field, cover current information on how to best diagnose and care for patients, and topical discussion on issues relevant to hematology. This content is free to stream on ASH On Demand.
New evidence is emerging daily that COVID-19 isn’t just a respiratory disease; it is a blood disease. Data are emerging that COVID-19 infection can result in coagulopathy in severely ill patients, and there are reports of an increased risk of clinical and subclinical thrombosis in the setting of severe COVID-19 disease with multiple reports citing an increased incidence of thrombosis, especially venous thromboembolism.
The rapid onslaught of cases, the severity of critical illness and complications, and the desire to do something have resulted in a significant debate about the appropriate anticoagulant approach to preventing both macrovascular and microvascular thrombosis at a time when no data are available to inform decisions and guide clinical care.
The webinar presents crucial controversies in this area, using a case-based format to highlight these issues and discuss the known data and pros and cons of empiric treatments.
After the webinar, participants will be able to: • Debate the optimal intensity of anticoagulation for thromboprophylaxis in COVID-19 patients admitted to the wards. • Debate the optimal intensity of anticoagulation for thromboprophylaxis in COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU. • Discuss the potential pros and cons of post-discharge thromboprophylaxis in COVID-19 patients.
Moderator: Jean Connors, MD (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Lisa M. Baumann Kreuziger, MD, MS (Versiti, Medical College of Wisconsin)
The upcoming webinar will introduce medical educators to the field of systems-based hematology, which centers around optimizing care delivery for patients with blood disorders. Dr. Morton and Dr. Connell will review how systems-based hematology can be integrated into medical education curricula and the roles that trainees may play in improving health care delivery.
After the webinar, participants will be able to: • Provide an overview of systems-based hematology • Discuss the importance of incorporating a systems based hematology mindset as a medical educator • Provide examples, tools, and techniques used by systems-based hematologists to implement change and improve quality • Discuss how systems-based hematologists can use their influence as leaders to create and manage change
Colleen Morton, MD (Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center)
The upcoming webinar will provide an overview of the different types of administrative roles that exist within the field of medical education. Dr. Rakesh Mehta and Dr. Alison Loren, faculty of the 2019 Medical Educators Institute, will discuss these roles, as well as the various skillsets and opportunities that can lead to a successful administrative career in medical education.
After the webinar, participants will be able to: • Provide an overview of the different administrative roles in medical education • Discuss the skillsets that are required for these varying administrative positions • Recognize the governing bodies that influence the requirements for the different levels within medical education • Identify opportunities that can pave the way to an administrative career in medical education
Alison Loren, MD, MSCE, The University of Pennsylvania
Rakesh Mehta, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
In graduate medical education, faculty are responsible for helping students and trainees develop into competent physicians. This is a critical aspect for faculty but can be challenging for a variety of reasons. It is especially difficult with a problem learner who has not achieved what is expected of them in one or more areas of competence. The job of faculty, course directors, rotation directors, program directors and others in medical education leadership is to identify the root of the learner's difficulty and develop strategies to help the learner to achieve expectations in that area.
After the presentation participants will be able to:
• Define a learner in difficulty or a problem
• Identify the differential diagnosis of the learner's difficulty
• Develop a tailored strategy for learner remediation
Leslie Kersun, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Nearly half of the nation's doctors report feeling emotionally exhausted and ineffective, having lost a sense of meaning in their work. Physicians may experience burnout when faced with crushing work demands and difficulty balancing multiple priorities. During this webinar ASH Medical Educators Institute (MEI) Co-Director, Dr. Leslie Ellis, Wake Forest Baptist Health, will provide key strategies to balance educational, clinical, and scholarly activities.
After the presentation participants will be able to:
• Identify factors that contribute to burnout
• Describe strategies to find balance between multiple priorities
Leslie R. Ellis, MD, MSHPEd, FACP, Wake Forest Baptist Health, North Carolina
As technology advances, more and more institutions are turning to electronic consults (e-consults) and telemedicine to improve patient access to care, reach a greater number of patients, and to more efficiently meet the high patient demand for certain specialties, such as hematology. While there are many benefits to using e-consults and telemedicine, there remain a number of unknowns and challenges when it comes to setting up and running a successful program. In this webinar, learn about the successes and challenges of implementing and using e-consults and telemedicine. Attendees will also learn about the coding and billing opportunities available.
Moderator: Colleen Morton, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Ashok Pai, MD, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
First time attending the ASH Annual Meeting? Overwhelmed the last time you did? What is an ASH-a-Palooza? Join the ASH Trainee Council to her their tips and tricks and ask your burning questions on how to survive ASH.
Marquita Nelson, MD, University of Chicago
Bryan Hambley, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University
Jori May, MD, University of Alabama Medical Center
Daniel Richardson, MD, MA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
This webinar, moderated by Kim Smith-Whitley, MD (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) focuses on the use of hydroxyurea in adults and young adults. The webinar provides information on hydroxyurea, includes a story from an individual who has taken hydroxyurea, and includes an interactive Q&A session.
Kim Smith-Whitley, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
As educators expand their portfolio of teaching tools, it is important to make sure what they are hoping to teach can effectively fill a needed gap for their learners. Surveys are a commonly used tool to get information from learners as they can gather both quantitative and qualitative data. As with all scholarly work, thinking about the information that you hope to gather helps inform the development of your data collection tool. In this webinar for medical educators, we will review the use of surveys to help evaluate learner needs and efficacy of their teaching tools.
After the webinar, participants will:
∙ Understand the pros and cons of survey use as an evaluation tool for educational programs
∙ Be exposed to different types of survey questions and response options
∙ Understand survey item writing pitfalls
∙ Understand evaluation of their survey prior to implementation
Tiffany Lin, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Participants will learn the ins and outs of writing multiple-choice questions while learning about common flaws in questions and how to correct them. Participants will better understand how the test question “performance” is evaluated, and the basics of assessment item complexity.
After the webinar, participants will be able to:
∙ Understand principles of writing good MCQs, and how to avoid common flaws
∙ Create good MCQs on hematologic topics and edit to “fix” flaws
∙ Understand psychometric measures for test items, and the basics of item complexity