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Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21, 2018! The 3rd Annual UCI Hematology Symposium will feature regional and national experts bringing you state-of-the-art updates on sickle cell disease, modern anticoagulants, CAR-T cell therapy, and more. New this year, we will feature a Case Conference segment with individual case presentations and interactive discussion. We hope to see you at the 3rd Annual UCI Hematology Symposium.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Location: The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626


  • Physicians in active practice and all others

Early Registration: $100.00
After Jan. 15, 2018
Standard Registration: $125.00

Register online


For more information, please contact Elizabeth Yi at or 714-456-8100.

Course Agenda:

Begin End Description
07:50 08:00 Welcome and Course Description
Minh-Ha Tran, DO
08:00 08:40 Sickle Cell Disease: Emerging Therapeutics
Dianne Nugent, MD
08:45 09:25 Perspectives on Bridging Anticoagulation and Direct Oral Anticoagulants
Alpesh Amin, MD
09:30 10:10 Updates in Transfusion Medicine – Trauma Resuscitation, Obstetrics, Pathogen Reduction
Ingrid Perez-Alvarez, MD
10:15 10:55 Updates in Histologic Diagnosis – Lymphoma/Leukemia
Sherif Rezk, MD
11:00 11:40 Update in Lymphoma/Leukemia – CAR-T Cell Therapy
Elizabeth Brém, MD
11:40 12:00 Discussion With Morning Faculty
12:00 13:30 Lunch With Vendors
13:40 15:00 Case Vignettes in Hematology: 5 Cases From Clinical Practice
TBD – Residents and Fellows (Invitees from Regional Centers)
13:40-13:55 Case 1
13:55-14:10 Case 2
14:10-14:25 Case 3
14:25-14:40 Case 4
14:40-14:55 Case 5
15:00 15:30 Case Conference Discussion (Can also use as break)
15:30 16:10 An Emerging Trigger for Autoimmune Cytopenias: Babesiosis
Cassiana Bittencourt, MD
16:15 16:55 Recognition and Treatment of TTP:Updates for the Inpatient Team
Minh-Ha Tran, DO
17:00 17:45 Discussion With Afternoon Faculty and Board Review Questions
Facilitator – Minh-Ha Tran, DO
17:50 18:00 Closing Remarks and Invitation for Next Year


Accreditation. The UC Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement. The UC Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Registration fees are non-refundable.