August 2017 Issue of ASBMT eNews

 

August 2017 

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Stormy Weather
A Word from President Krishna Komanduri, MD  
Dear colleagues, a few weeks ago, with my son’s Boy Scout troop, I had the privilege of visiting the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami. I learned how the NHC identifies threats, disseminates watches (and warnings) and facilitates community action to minimize threats to life and property. Like the NHC, the ASBMT must also monitor environmental changes that can threaten our academic centers, clinical programs, and the patients we serve. READ MORE


CRTC Through the Eyes on An Attendee Taraseviciute
by Agne Taraseviciute, MD, PhD
Last month, I attended the ASBMT Clinical Research Training Course (CRTC) in Charlotte, NC, a five-day course specifically designed for fellows and junior faculty that focuses on teaching the skills required for designing impactful clinical trials in the field of BMT. This was definitely the best course I have attended and the knowledge and connections gained from it will undoubtedly help me succeed in future academic BMT endeavors. I think that the ASBMT CRTC is an incredible training opportunity for everyone who is interested in conducting clinical trials in BMT and beyond – it teaches you the basics for clinical trial design, including statistics, and the knowledgeable and experienced faculty provide constructive criticism on ways to improve your specific clinical trial. It was an incredibly valuable experience for me as junior faculty and will serve as a great spring board for launching my clinical trials. READ MORE.


Policy Perspectives
Submitted by Stephanie Farnia, ASBMT Director of Health Policy and Strategic Relations
I am turning the column over this month to a guest co-author – Dr. James Gajewski – who is a long-time ASBMT volunteer in relation to reimbursement issues and currently serving as the Practice Policy Consultant to the Society. The focus of this month’s column is on a series of relatively new codes for use in billing time spent in clinic with patients. READ MORE
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The 4th Annual ASBMT Fall BMT Clinical Education Conference for NPs, PAs and Fellows

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual ASBMT Fall Clinical Education Conference for NPs, PAs and Fellows. The conference will be held Oct. 26–28, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle. Additional information about lodging, learning objectives, and the full course schedule is provided here: READ MORE.


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