Virtual Patient Summit

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Living Well with CML: A Virtual Patient Summit

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST/ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm PST

Cost: Free

Registration and Information:

Event Description:

This unique online educational program will be live-streamed from New York directly to individuals in the United States who are impacted by Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). During the live event, notable professionals will provide information about survivorship, health and living well with this blood cancer.

Viewers will be able to submit questions during the webcast and get answers on the spot. The highly interactive program will also include in-studio cooking during nutrition discussions as well as exercise demonstrations.

Participants include Greg Stephens, Executive Director of the National CML Society and patient advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was diagnosed with CML in 2009. The six sessions will also include healthcare professionals with expertise in CML and cancer support.

Presented by: The National CML Society and a panel of CML experts with special guest CML patient and advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sponsored by: Novartis Oncology

Summit Presentation Topics:

Welcome & Introduction (1;00 pm EST)

What's the significance of September 22? How was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar diagnosed with CML? What services are available to help those impacted by CML? Greg Stephens Executive Director of The National CML Society, and Kareem Adbul-Jabbar, CML Patient Advocate, kick off the "Living Well with CML" virtual patient summit, discussing these topics and inviting everyone to submit questions!


Understanding CML: Disease Overview (1:10 pm EST)

Want to learn about the basics of CML, the role of BCR-ABL, and much more? Tune in to this presentation from medical expert Dr. Eric Feldman, Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell and Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.


Nutrition & Exercise with CML (2:05 pm EST)

Do I need to eat differently? Can I still exercise? These are among the important questions that come up as with a CML diagnosis. Join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, CML Patient Advocate, Laura newton, Registered Dietician, and Donna Wilson, Registered Nurse and fitness expert, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, as they talk about key things to cinsider when it comes to nutrition and exercise.


Communicating with Family & Friends (3:05 pm EST)

I have CML. Who do I tell? How do I tell them? What do they need to know? Anita Vargas, MSW, LSW, John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack, NJ and Pat Elliott, CML Patient Advocate share important first-hand perspectives on how to communicate about living with this disease.


Navigating Work & Finance (4:05 pm EST)

Issues related to work and finance are often confusing - and may be even more confusing with a diagnosis of CML. Financial expert Rosalie Canosa, Program Division Director, CancerCare provides tips and answers important questions about work and finance.


Living with Ongoing Disease Management (5:05 pm EST)

A diagnosis of CML can result in many other questions. Jayshree Shah, APN-C, MSN, John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack, NJ and Greg Stephens, Executive Director of The National CML Society sit down together to answer any of your other questions about living well with CML.


All Access Pass: Q&A with Kareem Adbul-Jabbar (6:00 pm EST)

Want to know what Kareem does in his spare time? How he communicates with his doctor? What it was like to earn the title of NBA All-Time leading scorer? Here's your chance! Kareem Adbul-Jabbar, CML Patient Advocate answers all your questions in a discussion led by Greg Stephens, Executive Director of The National CML Society.