Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
San Diego, CA
South Tower – Level 3
Marina Ballroom D-F
November 30, 2018
Friday symposium preceding the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
Using a case-based approach, the overall objective of this program is to provide an update on interpretation and optimal application of standard and evolving test repertoire to diagnosis of red blood cell (RBC) disorders.
Combining the clinical and laboratory experience of our faculty, we will illustrate the practical application of testing algorithms derived from the Mayo Clinic practice and illustrate how unnecessary, redundant, and costly laboratory tests can be eliminated while maintaining the highest quality medical care.
Hematologists, oncologists, hematopathologists, and pathologists who provide care for patients with hematological disorders.
Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:
- Describe the algorithmic strategy for the diagnostic workup of erythrocytosis and understand the causes of hereditary erythrocytosis.
- Discuss the general approach to evaluation of hemolytic anemia.
- Determine the approach to evaluating a patient with direct antiglobulin negative hemolytic anemia.
- Discuss the approach to evaluating a patient suspected of hereditary hemolytic anemia.
- Apply an algorithmic approach to thrombotic microangiopathies.
Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.