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Elevating Equity in Caring for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

December 9, 2022

Live hybrid symposium preceding the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2022 Annual Meeting

New Hybrid Event

Live hybrid symposium preceding the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2022 Annual Meeting

Registration and Meal: 11:00 AM CT
Presentation: 11:30 AM CT

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA

Target Audience

This activity is intended for hematology/oncology specialists, nurses and nurse practitioners, including those specializing in hematology/oncology.


This 90-minute live symposium is designed to increase awareness of health disparities for clinicians treating patients with hematologic malignancies from diverse backgrounds and provide strategies for overcoming barriers to equitable care. A multidisciplinary panel consisting of a hematologist/oncologist, nurse practitioner (NP), and patient advocate will provide a comprehensive review of specific issues that affect patients with hematologic malignancies, including guidance for community practice, clinical strategies to address disparities, healthcare policies, and patient access considerations.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the health disparities in hematologic malignancies
  • Have greater competence related to strategies that may be used to address barriers to optimal care and outcomes in diverse patient populations with hematologic malignancies
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to provide interprofessional care for racially and ethnically diverse patients with hematologic malignancies


Adrienne A. Phillips, MD, MPH (MODERATOR)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending
Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York

Laura Ortiz-Ravick, MA (PANELIST)
Outreach and Health Promotion
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Rye Brook, New York

Amber Thomassen, APRN-BC, AOCNP (PANELIST)
Clinical Operations APP Team Manager
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami
Miami, Florida


Continuing Education Information

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In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

For Physicians
Medscape, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses
Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 1.5 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this CE activity.

This activity is developed through a collaboration between The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Medscape Oncology.



This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Legend Biotech; Lilly; Pharmacyclics LLC, An AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.


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