Meeting Archive:
ASH Webinar: Plasma Cell Malignancies

Meeting Description:
ASH is pleased to introduce the sixth webinar of its 2011-2012 series, on the topic of Plasma Cell Malignancies.

This webinar will provide an overview of the initial diagnosis and management of plasma cell malignancies. Aimed at the practicing hematologist, the emphasis will be on recognition of the possible complications of monoclonal gammopathies, appropriate diagnostic testing and monitoring over time, and the general approach to treatment.

Presentations and Speakers:

Moderator: Dan Vogl, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Brendan Weiss, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Weiss will cover the asymptomatic plasma cell malignancies, including the appropriate diagnostic workup, identification of patients at high risk for progression to myeloma, appropriate monitoring strategies, and evidence regarding treatment. The presentation may also cover diagnostic approaches for assessing whether organ dysfunction is related to the underlying plasma cell malignancy.

Raymond Comenzo, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Dr. Comenzo will present amyloidosis in general, focusing on when to consider the diagnosis, the various amyloidosis syndromes, and the diagnostic approach to the patient with a positive Congo red stain. He will also discuss the necessary diagnostic workup for patients with AL amyloidosis and the general approach to management, briefly touching as well on principles of therapy for other amyloidosis types.

Parameswaran Hari, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Hari will discuss some of the more rare complications of plasma cell malignancies, such as cryoglobulinemia, light chain and heavy chain deposition diseases, POEMS syndrome, paraprotein-associated neuropathy, scleromyxedema, crystal storing histiocytosis, and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition. The focus will be on identification of the clinical syndromes, appropriate diagnostic workup, and general approach to management.
Date: Mon, Apr 23, 2012
Time: 08:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): American Society of Hematology
 Presenter Information
Dan Vogl, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Brendan Weiss, MD
Initial Workup and Long-term Follow-up of MGUS and SMM

University of Pennsylvania

Raymond Comenzo, MD
Diagnostic Workup and Management Approach to Amyloidosis

Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Parameswaran Hari, MD
Odd Complications of Plasma Cell Malignancies

Medical College of Wisconsin