Game-Changing Therapies for Treating Anemia in Patients Living with LR-MDS for HemOncs

Estimated Time
0.25 hr

Release Date
May 31, 2024

Expiration Date
May 30, 2025

In this TikToktivityTM, Game-Changing Therapies for Treating Anemia in Patients Living with LR-MDS, designed for community hematologists/oncologists, expert faculty will provide guidance about the real-world burden of anemia in LR-MDS and treatment options for patients. This educational initiative consists of a 15-minute series with five 3-minute videos each hosted by expert faculty who are also medical influencers on social media platforms. Learners will explore risk assessment tools used to classify disease risk as well as genetic mutations that influence treatment selection. Safety and efficacy trial data will be presented of available therapeutic options for anemia in LR-MDS and how to monitor and mitigate potential adverse events through dosing considerations. Finally, learners will consider the benefits of interdisciplinary care teams and recognizing factors that influence treatment decisions to ensure optimal outcomes for patients.


Accreditation and Disclosure Information

Target Audience
This educational activity is designed for US- and Canadian-based community hematologists/oncologists, physician associates, nurse practitioners, and nurses who are involved in the treatment and management of anemia in patients living with LR-MDS.

Educational Objective
After completing this CE activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Accurately assess patient and clinical risk factors in the diagnosis and prognosis of LR-MDS to guide treatment decisions that relieve the burden of symptomatic anemia
  • Evaluate risk factors and stratification criteria for MDS and associated anemia to determine prognosis and treatment strategies
  • Utilize collaborative approaches to enhance health outcomes for individuals with symptomatic anemia
  • Appropriately evaluate the efficacy and safety of the newest game-changing therapies to optimize clinical outcomes for patients with symptomatic anemia and LR-MDS
  • Develop long-term, individualized care plans for anemia management for patients with LR-MDS


  • Intro: Anemia in MDS – The Real-World Burden
  • Risk Assessment and Identifying the Origins of Anemia
  • Interdisciplinary Care Coordination
  • Therapeutic and Safety
  • Long-Term Management

This activity is provided by MLI

Accreditation, Support and Credit
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Physician Continuing Medical Education
Medical Learning Institute, Inc. (MLI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
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Medical Learning Institute, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until May 30, 2025. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
Successful completion of this nursing continuing professional development activity will be awarded 0.25 contact hour and 0.05 contact hour in the area of pharmacology.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Statement
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Support Statement
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.

Disclosure & Conflict of Interest Policy
Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is committed to providing high quality continuing education to healthcare professionals, as individuals and teams, with a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from ineligible companies that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education. To that end, MLI requires faculty, presenters, planners, staff, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this CE activity to disclose all financial relationships they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME, as related to the content of this CE activity, regardless of the amount or their view of the relevance to the education. All identified COI will be thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to MLI policy. These disclosures will be provided to learners prior to the start of the CE activity.

Faculty Disclosures
Andrea R. Dean, MD

Founder, Hematology Connect
Clinical Assistant Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
Lombard, IL, USA

Andrea R. Dean, MD, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose for this educational activity.

Sanjay K. Juneja, MD

Hematology, Medical Oncology
Chief of Oncology Line
Baton Rouge General Hospital
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Sanjay K. Juneja, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo, Guardant360, Merck, Signatera, Tempus
Contracted researcher: Anixa Biosciences, Bristol Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, Gilead, Guardant360, Travera, Xcures

Joel Alcid, MD

Hematologist/Medical Oncologist
Private Practice
Rutherford, NJ, USA

Joel Alcid, MD, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose for this educational activity.

Rahul Gosain, MD, MBA

Medical Director
Wilmot Cancer Institute at Webster
Webster, NY, USA

Rahul Gosain, MD, MBA, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant/Advisor: AstraZeneca, Gilead, Janssen Oncology
Other: Honorarium: Integrity CE, Antidote CME, Mashup Media, COR2ED, MJH Life Sciences

Rohit Gosain, MD

Medical Hematologist/Oncologist
Chair of Medical Hematology/Oncology
VP of Internal Medicine
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Chautauqua
Jamestown, NY, USA

Rohit Gosain, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant/Advisor: Eisai
Other: Honorarium: MJH Life Sciences, COR2ED, Integrity CE, Antidote CME

Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS

Chief, Division of Hematology and Professor of Medicine
Sylvester Cancer Center
University of Miami
Miami, FL, USA

Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant/Advisor: Bristol Myers Squibb, Kurome
Research funding: Bristol Myers Squibb
The following relationships have ended within the last 24 months:
Consultant/Advisor: Schroedinger

All of the relevant financial relationships of individuals for this activity have been mitigated.

Planning Committee and Content/Peer Reviewers
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this CE activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the CE activity are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this CE activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this CE activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation
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  • Video 1 Resources | Intro: Anemia in MDS – The Real-World Burden
  • Video 2 Resources | Risk Assessment and Identifying the Origins of Anemia
  • Video 3 Resources | Interdisciplinary Care Coordination
  • Video 4 Resources | Therapeutic and Safety
  • Video 5 Resources | Long-Term Management