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Optimizing Management of Iron Overload: Strategies to Improve Identification and Treatment

Optimizing Management of Iron Overload: Strategies to Improve Identification and Treatment

December 7, 2021

Live, Interactive Webcast!

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST


Iron overload, either inherited or acquired, affects nearly 16 million individuals in the United States. Acquired causes arising from transfusion dependence are characterized by a gradual accumulation of iron in various tissues, which translates to increased morbidity and mortality. The impact of iron overload is significant; mortality in chronically transfused patients with thalassemia and sickle cell disease is 3 times that of the general US population. Preventive strategies and the use of iron chelation therapy to promote the excretion of excess iron are essential to prevent morbidity and early mortality in these patient populations.
During this live webcast expert faculty will set the stage for discussions with an overview of the pathophysiology and burden of iron overload and then review guideline-based screening and diagnostic criteria. In-depth presentations will outline risks and benefits of, and parameters for monitoring, chelation therapies. Practical application of key discussion points will be demonstrated through a diverse set of patient case scenarios.

Benefits of Attending

  • Enhance your understanding of the underlying conditions and complications associated with iron overload
  • Review the clinical presentation and guideline recommendations for screening and evaluating patients at risk for iron overload
  • Gain confidence with selecting, initiating, and monitoring of chelation therapies to achieve the best outcomes for your patients
  • Hear experts share their insights on treatment of patients with diverse conditions resulting in iron overload
  • Ask faculty your most challenging questions and concerns for your patients with iron overload

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Chiesi USA.

Target Audience

This educational program will be directed toward hematologists, pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with iron overload, specifically attendees of the ASH Annual Meeting and health care providers within PER®'s learners network.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss pathophysiology and the burden of disease associated with iron overload
  • Identify challenges and barriers that delay screening for and prompt diagnosis of iron overload
  • Apply screening and diagnostic criteria to improve timely and accurate diagnosis of iron overload
  • Develop optimal treatment plans for patients with iron overload based on a combination of principles of iron management and available therapies


Thomas D. Coates, MD
Thomas D. Coates, MD
Section Head, Hematology
Cancer and Blood Disease Institute
Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA


Paul C. Adams, MD
Paul C. Adams, MD
Professor Emeritus
Division of Gastroenterology
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada

Tomas Ganz, PhD, MD
Tomas Ganz, PhD, MD
Departments of Medicine and Pathology
David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Janet L. Kwiatkowski, MD, MSCE
Janet L. Kwiatkowski, MD, MSCE
Director, Thalassemia Program
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine of the
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


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