Elevating Equity in Caring for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

Friday, December 9, 2022

11:30 am – 1:00 pm  CT

Hyatt Regency New Orleans | 601 Loyola Ave | Celestin EFGH - Level 3 | New Orleans, Louisiana



This 90-minute live symposium, developed through a collaboration between Medscape Oncology and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is designed to increase awareness of health disparities for clinicians treating patients with hematologic malignancies from diverse backgrounds and provide strategies for overcoming barriers to equitable care. A multidisciplinary panel consisting of a hematologist/oncologist, nurse practitioner (NP), and patient advocate will provide a comprehensive review of specific issues that affect patients with hematologic malignancies, including guidance for community practice, clinical strategies to address disparities, healthcare policies, and patient access considerations.




This activity is intended for hematology/oncology specialists, nurses, and NPs, including those specializing in hematology/oncology.


The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to recognize healthcare disparities and their multifactorial etiologies and implement strategies and identify resources that proactively address barriers associated with disparities in care and health outcomes.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will: Have increased knowledge regarding the [LIST][ITEM]Health disparities in hematologic malignancies[/LIST] Have greater competence related to [LIST][ITEM]Strategies that may be used to address barriers to optimal care and outcomes in diverse patient populations with hematologic malignancies[/LIST] Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to [LIST][ITEM]Provide interprofessional care for racially and ethnically diverse patients with hematologic malignancies[/LIST]


In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. [JALOGO] [MEDSCAPE]

[bold]For Physicians[/bold] Medscape, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 [italic][bold]AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™[/bold][/italic]. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. [bold]For Nurses[/bold] Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 1.5 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Celestin EFGH - Level 3

601 Loyola Ave 
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113
United States