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Understanding Cold Agglutinin Disease: How Do Emerging Treatment Options Have the Potential to Transform Patient Outcomes?

Understanding Cold Agglutinin Disease: How Do Emerging Treatment Options Have the Potential to Transform Patient Outcomes?


Friday, December 4, 2020

Live, Interactive Virtual Webcast!

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST

Overview:

Cold agglutinin disease (CAD) is a serious condition with unpredictable anemia events ranging in occurrence and severity, and which can be debilitating and potentially life-threatening. More than half of patients may require transfusions, and a large majority need treatment; but options are limited, and none are specifically approved for CAD. However, novel complement-directed therapies are in development that hold promise for this autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

A panel of experts in CAD will first review the disease types and their impact on patient’s lives, and then discuss the pathophysiologic role of complement and the mechanisms involved in acute exacerbations of hemolytic anemia. Patient cases will be used to demonstrate accurate diagnosis and current treatment options. Updates on clinical trials for emerging agents will be presented with commentary from the faculty.

Benefits of Attending

This activity will better prepare you to:

  • Understand the typical and atypical signs, symptoms, and triggers for CAD
  • Gain insights on making an accurate diagnosis of CAD for appropriate treatment
  • Evaluate emerging complement-modulating treatment options
  • Network with leading faculty experts

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme.

Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward medical hematologists and other health care professionals interested in the latest advances in the treatment of patients with CAD. Fellows, researchers, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of patients with hematologic diseases are also invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Discuss risks associated with CAD, as well as disease-related patient impact
  • Explain the role of the complement system, which leads to recognition of CAD as a distinct clinical entity
  • Identify typical and atypical clinical manifestations of CAD and apply effective disease-specific assessments
  • Describe the role of complement-mediated therapies based on current efficacy and safety data of new and emerging agents for the treatment of patients with CAD

Program Chair

Alexander Röth, MD
Alexander Röth, MD
Physician, Department of Hematology
West German Cancer Center
University Hospital Essen
Essen, Germany

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