Announcement: Blood Disorders Day 2021

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May 14, 2021 - 08:00 - 16:00
Team: Education and Events
Posted on April 27, 2021

Announcement: Blood Disorders Day 2021

Team: Education and Events

May 14, 2021 - 08:00 - 16:00


Presented in cooperation with the Community Oncology Program at CancerCare Manitoba, and the University of Manitoba, Blood Disorders Day 2021 is a full-day symposium of value to all health professionals. Sampling the blood and interpreting the results of blood tests are core components of daily patient care. Blood Disorders Day has been specifically developed to provide the practical and relevant information on hematology and blood disorders

Target Audience

The target audience of the education program is Primary Care Providers, including family physicians, nurse practitioners, and trainees. Interdisciplinary team members such as nurses, pharmacists and educators are also a part of the target audience.

Learning Objectives

The program includes lectures, panel presentations and interactive discussions designed to provide learners with practical and relevant information on blood disorders.

The learning objectives of the program are to:

  • Develop an approach to the work up of patients with suspected blood disorders, especially those with laboratory abnormalities (e.g. anemia or other cytopenias).
  • Use clinical algorithms to inform the diagnosis, management, and optimal referral of patients with blood disorders.
  • Review up to date treatment strategies for patients with common blood disorders.


8:00  Registration

8:30 Welcome and Introduction

8:35  Greetings From CEO & President of CancerCare Manitoba

The National: Broadcasting the critical value of the CBC in our lives

8:40  CBC Investigative Reports: Decoding the CBC – Donald Houston & Lin Yang

9:30  The 5 W’s of the critical CBC: When, how, and how fast to consult your friendly neighborhood hematologist – Vi Dao

10:00  As It Happens: Navigating Blood Day algorithms – Emily Rimmer

10:10  Break and Exhibits

Local news: Transfusion and hemostasis

10:30  Zebras on the Prairies: TTP & Acquired Hemophilia – Emily Rimmer

10:50  A primer on red cell transfusion in Manitoba – Laura Tapley & Arjuna Ponnampalam

11:10  Q With Ryan Zarychanski: Bring your challenging cases to discuss with local hematologists – Ryan Zarychanski and Hematologists

11:40 Lunch and Exhibits

Current affairs in thrombosis

12:30  The CAT’s out of the bag: Treating cancer associated thrombosis in the era of DOACs – Marc Carrier

1310  Thrombosis and anticoagulation in COVID-19 – Ryan Zarychanski

1330  Mind the gap: Periprocedural management of anticoagulants – Rhys Sharkey

1350  Break and Exhibits

Up to speed:  What’s new in malignant hematology

1410  How I treat myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute leukemia in older adults – Brett Houston

1430  Nothing rhymes with Lactate Dehydrogenase: An approach to the elevated LDH. The Price of Progress: An update in management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) – Len Minuk

1450  The Price of Progress: An update in management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) – Versha Banerji

1510  Q & A

1525 Concluding Remarks


Note: Topics and speakers may be subject to change.

This will be livestream only. You will be emailed connection information one day prior to the event.