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Elevating Equity in Caring for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

  • Authors: Adrienne A. Phillips, MD, MPH; Laura Ortiz-Ravick, MA; Amber Thomassen, APRN-BC, AOCNP
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 12/29/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 12/29/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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    Physicians - maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 1.00 ABIM MOC points

    Nurses - 1.00 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    IPCE - 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit

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    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for hematology/oncology specialists, nurses, and nurse practitioners, including those specializing in hematology/oncology.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to recognize healthcare disparities and their multifactorial etiologies, and implement strategies and identify resources that proactively address barriers associated with disparities in care and health outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Health disparities in hematologic malignancies
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Strategies that may be used to address barriers to optimal care and outcomes in diverse patient populations with hematologic malignancies
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Provide interprofessional care for racially and ethnically diverse patients with hematologic malignancies


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  • Adrienne A. Phillips, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
    Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    Associate Attending
    Weill Cornell Medical Center
    New York, New York


    Adrienne A. Phillips, MD, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Laura Ortiz-Ravick, MA

    Outreach and Health Promotion
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Rye Brook, New York


    Laura Ortiz-Ravick, MA, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Amber Thomassen, APRN-BC, AOCNP

    Clinical Operations APP Team Manager
    Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
    University of Miami
    Miami, Florida


    Amber Thomassen, APRN-BC, AOCNP, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Megan Whitney, DMD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC  


    Megan Whitney, DMD, has no relevant financial relationships.  

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  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

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    For Nurses

  • Registered Nursing Credit Designation
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Elevating Equity in Caring for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

Authors: Adrienne A. Phillips, MD, MPH; Laura Ortiz-Ravick, MA; Amber Thomassen, APRN-BC, AOCNPFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 12/29/2022

Valid for credit through: 12/29/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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