The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is partnering with the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AAMDSIF), together with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Regional One Health, and Baptist Memorial Hospital, to carry the AAMDSIF Patient and Family Conference for the primary time in Memphis on July 23. AAMDSIF is a patient-focused non-profit group dedicated to supporting sufferers and households residing with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and different uncommon blood cancers and bone marrow failure ailments.
Hosted by Swapna Thota, MD, assistant professor within the Division of Hematology & Oncology, the AAMDSIF Patient and Family Conference can be held just about and in-person on the Mooney Building, 875 Monroe Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to three:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend just about, will obtain details about tips on how to be part of, after finishing registration. No registration price required.
“By partnering with local institutions, the AAMDSIF Foundation implements educational seminars that provides patients suffering from rare blood cancers and diseases to meet and hear from the experts,” Dr. Thota stated. “It allows them to know their disease better, understand that they are not alone in this process, meet other families, and identify resources that would be helpful for them.”
Founded in 1983, AAMDSIF’s mission is to coach, help, and supply hope to sufferers and households globally. The basis hosts affected person and household conferences every year throughout the United States, with displays by distinguished medical consultants in uncommon blood cancers and bone marrow failure ailments.
The convention options displays from native and nationwide audio system, help teams, and extra assets. Breakfast and lunch can be offered for these attending in-person. Around 80 households are at the moment registered for the occasion.
“I am excited to start increasing awareness in the community that we have experts here,” stated Dr. Thota relating to the chance to convey physicians from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Regional One Health, Baptist Memorial Hospital, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “We hope this is one of the many steps we take to improve outcomes for families suffering from aplastic anemia, PNH and MDS.”
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