Welcome to the British Society for Haematology event page. Below you can access recordings from the Novartis-sponsored sessions which took place at the BSH Annual Scientific meeting on 25th – 28th April 2021. You will be able to access full recordings from the symposia, as well as some highlights, enabling you to watch footage whenever it is convenient for you.
The burden of vaso-occlusive crises in patients with Sickle Cell Disease
In this symposium, Consultant Haematologist Professor Jo Howard takes a look at the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the impact that vaso-occlusive crises have on all aspects of patient’s lives. She offers management strategies for pain associated with SCD and evaluates some of the emerging therapies as of April 2021.
I-WISh to improve the HCP-patient dialogue
Global experts leading the immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) World Impact Survey (I-WISh) discuss results of certain aspects of the survey and how these can be used to help patients with ITP. Topics include the impact of ITP both globally and with a focus on patients in the UK, how it affects paediatric patients, how best to understand and connect with ITP patients and a round-table discussion on defining treatment success beyond platelet count.
MPN: The importance of the MDT in patient management
Consultant Haematologist Professor Claire Harrison, Clinical Nurse Specialist Claire Woodley, Specialist Occupational Therapist Lauren Urwin and Specialist Oncology Physiotherapist Toni Wyatt discuss the impact of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) on patients from both the patient’s and haematologist’s perspective, before demonstrating the importance of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) in helping patients achieve symptom management by offering the view from a nurse specialist and the MDT. The symposium includes insights from 3 MPN patients too.