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What are HealthTree Round Tables for AML?
Posted: Jan 21, 2022
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HealthTree Round Tables for AML are education meetings with top acute myeloid leukemia experts. These meetings can be in-person or virtual. Each meeting is focused on assisting patients and caregivers in making the best decisions about their treatment and care. 

The presentations make the most difficult issues in AML research and treatment—adverse-risk, relapsed and refractory disease—understandable in plain language. HealthTree Round Tables for AML provide patients and caregivers updated information to help make informed treatment decisions. Topics typically include:

  • Intermediate and Adverse-Risk Disease Issues
  • Strategies for Refractory and Relapsed Patients
  • Updates on the Role of Stem Cell Transplant in Treatment
  • Understanding and Sorting Out Combination Therapies
  • Newly Approved Therapies in the Clinic
  • Research in Prognostic Genetic Markers for AML

Patients and Caregivers Interact

Every HealthTree Round Table for AML includes extensive time for attendees to ask questions for the faculty in a format that also allows faculty members to interact and comment on each other’s observations. For the many Round Table events we have held in the multiple myeloma division of our foundation, discussion sessions moderated by physicians and researchers have proven to be very popular. It has been the unanimous opinion of faculty members that audience questions are always more complex and informed than previously expected. This, in turn, motivates faculty members to learn how to translate more difficult and abstract concepts into language that is lay-audience accessible.

Upcoming Round Tables

Interested in participating in a HealthTree Round Table for AML? In 2022, we will host 5 Round Tables that will be held virtually as well as at locations across the United States. Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, we have chosen to host our very first Round Table event virtually on January 26th, 2022 from 4:00-5:30 PM Eastern. This Round Table will include 3 top AML experts, Dr. Pinkal Desai from Weill Cornell, Dr. Hetty Carraway from the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. David Sallman from Moffitt Cancer Center. As this is our very first Round Table for AML, we will be starting by covering the basics. The experts will be reviewing how AML should be diagnosed, how it is currently treated and what advances are currently taking place in order to improve the effectiveness of AML treatment. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been going through treatment for some time, this event is sure to empower you to become an active member in your care.

To register for this Round Table event, 

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We are hoping to host three in-person Round Tables this year but are actively monitoring COVID-19 cases and restrictions and will modify plans accordingly. If able, we plan to hold these events in Buffalo, NY, Miami, FL and Seattle, WA. We will provide you with plenty of notice in case you live in these area and wish to attend in person. Each of these in-person events will also be live-streamed in case you would like to tune in from home. We are excited to have you involved as we kick off our Round Table program virtually next week!

Questions about Round Tables? Email Katie Braswell, HealthTree for AML Community Director at katie@healthtree.org

The author Katie Braswell

about the author
Katie Braswell

Katie joined HealthTree as the Community Director for AML in 2021. She is a registered dietitian who previously worked at the VA hospital in Dallas, Texas where she coached veterans with blood cancer on how to use nutrition to improve their treatment outcomes and minimize cancer-related side effects. Katie is passionate about health education and patient empowerment. In her spare time, she loves to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen, spend time running outdoors and travel to new places.

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