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Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Living Well During AML Treatment

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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 aml@patientpower.info. All attendees will receive a special Powerful Patient face mask!

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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 aml@patientpower.info. 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.

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Hosts and Guests

Andrew Schorr

Host

Andrew Schorr

Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate

Elizabeth Bowhay-Carnes, MD

Guest

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

Guest

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

Guest

Kathryn Herricks NP

Nurse Practitioner, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Patti and Bill Fife

Guest

Patti and Bill Fife

AML Survivor and Care Partner

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