Want to learn more about the latest treatment options for acute myeloid leukemia? Join us for a virtual town meeting for AML patients and family members on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 starting 8 am PT/10 am CT/11 am ET. This 3-hour program will take you through AML diagnosis, treatment options and lifestyle choices hosted by patient advocate, Andrew Schorr and experts from UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. They will also be joined by acute myeloid leukemia Survivor and Care Partner, Patti and Bill Fife who will share their story and advice. Send your questions to email@example.com. All attendees will receive a special Powerful Patient face mask!
Be a Part of Our AML Event!
We want you to be part of this event! Send us your best selfie, or a picture of you with your family, or a pet --anything that tells us who you are! You might just see it on the screen! Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. By sending it to us, you consent to its use in the AML town hall recorded content and live stream.
Virtual AML Town Hall Agenda
10:00-10:45 am CT- AML Treatment Options: What’s Available? - Experts explain the current standard of care, how targeted therapy like CAR-T cell and stem cell transplants fits in, and options for those who can’t do a transplant or intensive chemotherapy.
10:45- 11:15 am CT – What's in Development? - What's new in clinical trials and what new drugs are coming down the pipeline? How can these make a difference for you and your loved ones?
11:15-11:30 am CT - Break
11:30 -12:00 pm CT- Meet an AML Survivor - Meet a patient who is on the other side of treatment. We will discover what life is like as a survivor, including lifestyle changes and medicine routine. Survivors share advice for the newly diagnosed and their loved ones.
12:00 – 12:30 pm CT – Managing Side Effects Through Lifestyle - Experts discuss myelosuppression, neutropenia and other acute myeloid leukemia side effects plus hygiene tips, diet, exercise and mindset.
12:30-1 pm CT – Q&A
This program is sponsored by AbbVie, Inc. and Genentech, Inc. These organizations have no editorial control. It is produced by Patient Power. Patient Power is solely responsible for program content.
Hosts and Guests
Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate
Elizabeth Bowhay-Carnes MD
Assistant Professor; Director of the Adult Non-Malignant Hematology Program, Co-Director of the Adolescent/Young Adult Oncology Program, UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jessica Altman MD
Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology; Director of the Acute Myeloid Leukemia Program, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Kathryn Herricks NP
Nurse Practitioner, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Patti and Bill Fife
AML Survivor and Care Partner
Already have an account? Login and register
Episode 4 of 14 in Facing MPN
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The tide of new information can be overwhelming. Join us for our next Answers Now: Facing MPNs program on Wednesday, September 30th at 1:30 pm PT/3:30 pm CT/4:30 pm ET to get a clear, succinct picture of what you need to know.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Join us for a virtual town meeting for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients and family members on Saturday, October 3, 2020 starting at 9 am PT/12 pm ET.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
What treatments are available for estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer patients? Are there breast cancer clinical trials that could help? How can patients manage side effects?