Sylvester to Host Myelodysplastic Syndromes Patient and Family Forum February 28
The Miller School of Medicine’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Patient and Family Forum this Saturday, February 28. The free forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in conference room 1301 at Sylvester and feature some of the cancer center’s top specialists among the roster of presenters, including Sylvester Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.; Krishna Komanduri, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology and Director of the Sylvester Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program; Justin M. Watts, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine; Feng-Chung Yang, M.D., Ph.D.; Elizabeth L. Smith, D.N.P., R.N., Chief Nursing Officer; and Vanessa Ruiz, L.C.S.W.
Myelodysplastic syndromes, also known as MDS or myelodysplasia, are a group of diverse bone marrow disorders in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells.
The 2015 Myelodysplastic Syndromes Patient and Family Forum is sponsored by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation and will be hosted in a dozen U.S. cities and international locations throughout the year. The traveling event provides newly diagnosed patients, survivors and caregivers with information on new therapies, treatment options and tips. Attendees will also learn more about the MDS Foundation’s Building Blocks of Hope program, which provides online resources and strategies for MDS patients and their caregivers.
For more information, contact Ilia Andritsch at 305-243-6111.