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Interactive Poster Sessions from the Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana 2013

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With increased experience in using the three approved iron chelators, clinicians and researchers have been able to further refine treatment regimens to reduce iron overload with the use of combination and other strategies. In addition, they have begun to explore the benefits of chelation in preserving/improving endocrine function and the chelation-independent effects of a chelator on the self-renewal and differentiation of haematopoietic stem cells. In this webcast, investigators involved in these groundbreaking studies present their research findings and discuss the implications of their work for clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of various chelator monotherapy and combination regimens, particularly in reducing cardiac and liver iron overload.
  • Assess the efficacy of the use of chelation therapy in lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes patients in order to determine the appropriateness of chelation therapy in your patients.
  • Evaluate your adult sickle cell disease patients for iron overload and the possible need for iron chelation therapy.


Maria D. Cappellini, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Milan
Chief, Hereditary Anaemia Centre
Maggiore Hospital
Milan, Italy


Yesim Aydinok, MD
Pediatric Hematologist
Department of Pediatric Hematology
Ege University Hospital
Izmir, Turkey
Maddalena Casale, MD
Medical Doctor
Dipartimento della Donna, del Bambino e di Chirurgia Generale e Specialistica
Secunda Universita di Napoli
Napoli, Italy
Mohsen Saleh Elalfy, MD
Head of Hematology/Oncology Unit
Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis/Hemoglobinopathy
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt
Roger M. Lyons, MD, FACP
President & Medical Director for the Myelodysplasia Foundation
Center of Excellence at CCCST
Hematology Department
US Oncology Network/McKesson Specialty Health and Cancer Care Centers of South Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Dudley J. Pennell, MD, FRCP, FACC, FESC
Professor of Cardiology
National Heart and Lung Institute
London, England
John B. Porter, MA, MD, FRCP
Professor, Department of Haematology
University College London
London, United Kingdom
Tiziana Tataranni, PhD
Laboratory of Pre-Clinical and Translational Research
IRCCS, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico della Basilicata
Rionero in Vulture, (PZ), Italy
Hongyan Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Sickle Cell Center
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, Georgia

Disclosure Information
Yesim Aydinok, MD
has received consulting fees, grants, and honoraria for scientific lectures from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and has conducted contracted research for FerroKin Biosciences, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Shire.
Maria D. Cappellini, MD
is a consultant for and on the speakers bureau of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Maddalena Casale, MD
has disclosed no significant relationships.
Mohsen Saleh Elalfy, MD
has disclosed no significant relationships.
Roger M. Lyons, MD, FACP
has received consulting fees from Amgen Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.
Dudley J. Pennell, MD, FRCP, FACC, FESC
is on the advisory board for Astellas Pharma, Inc. and Novartis Korea.
John B. Porter, MA, MD, FRCP
has received grant/research support from and is on the speakers bureau of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and is a consultant for Genzyme Corporation, Resonance Health Ltd, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Tiziana Tataranni, PhD
has disclosed no significant relationships.
Hongyan Xu, PhD
has disclosed no significant relationships.
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