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.
Drs. Julie Rivers and Jennifer Yui, current ASH Medical Educators Institute (MEI) participants, will discuss their capstone project which served as a culminating academic experience for the MEI program. Their projects focused on cutting-edge teaching techniques including the development of an outpatient pediatric hematology curriculum and the improvement and assessment of educational conferences in benign hematology. They will describe the challenges, lessons learned, and best practices they experienced during the design and implementation of their respective projects and share their journey through the program including the impact it had on their careers.
Julie Rivers, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s Hospital / University of Washington
This webinar will focus on how to plan, organize, and design an effective medical education curriculum. Dr. Leslie Ellis will demonstrate the different models and factors that influence curriculum development, various teaching methods, how to achieve curricular goals and objectives, and how to adequately assess and evaluate a curriculum. Dr. Ellis will also explore various curriculum designs in times when virtual and distance learning is a prominent method of teaching.
Leslie R. Ellis, MD, MSHPEd, FACP, Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the American Society of Hematology and SickleinAfrica, and with the participation of the World Health Organization, hosted a webinar on June 29, 2020 on strengthening SCD efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
In February 2020, global stakeholders came together at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC to initiate the Global Coalition on SCD which aims to develop, organize, and implement a global multi-sectoral approach to combatting SCD. On June 29, the 90-minute webinar highlighted current knowledge on the impact of COVID-19 on health care systems and access to care for individuals living with SCD. The webinar also included a discussion on the next steps of the Coalition.
The following presentations have been developed by the individual speaker. Information shared does not necessarily reflect the views or positions of ASH.
Martha Liggett, Esq, Executive Director, American Society of Hematology
Dr. Julie Makani, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Dr. Alexis Thompson, Section Chief of Hematology in the Department of Pediatrics Northwestern University School of Medicine
Admiral Brett Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Pr. Jean-Marie Dangou, Coordinator, Noncommunicable Diseases Management World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
Bukky Bolarinwa, President Sickle Cell Aid Foundation
Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, President, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana, Programme coordinator, National Newborn Screening Programme for Sickle Cell Disease
Dr. Isaac Odame, Medical Director of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network at the Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Dr. Charles Kiyaga, Director of Programs, Partnerships & Global Health, Uganda National Health Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health
Juliana Richardson, Senior Policy Advisor US Department of Health and Human Services
Facilitator: Andrew Zapfel, MPH International Programs Manager, American Society of Hematology
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)
On this webinar, Dr. Lucas will explore the topic of large group teaching for adult learners, with an emphasis on the tools and strategies that can be used in the setting of distance learning.
After the webinar, participants will be able to: • Explain the pros and cons of large group learning for adult learners • Discuss effective and successful setup and preparation for large group learning sessions • Identify, understand, and discuss strategies to combat common pitfalls that speakers do in large group learning sessions • Explore in particular how to leverage tools in the age of distance learning to help with large group learning
Tiffany Lucas, MD, University of California, San Francisco
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
The use of convalescent plasma collected from previously infected individuals to passively-transfer antibodies in order to protect or treat humans dates back almost 100 years, with some evidence for benefit against rabies, hepatitis B, polio, measles, influenza, Ebola and other pathogens. Today, convalescent plasma could provide short-medium term humoral immunity against COVID-19. The use of convalescent plasma is an interim approach, while vaccines and effective drug therapies are being developed. While the concept is simple, numerous steps are involved, and require cooperation between multiple entities, such as recovered patients who serve as donors; blood centers or other plasma collection centers; treating physicians and their patients; and health care administrators and regulators overseeing the safety of each step. Watch this webinar to learn about the collection of, regulation of, and treatment with convalescent plasma.
Moderator: Chancellor Donald, MD, Tulane University
Peter Marks, MD, PhD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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