AMP Horizons Series : Application of Geospatial Techniques in Analysis of Leukemias


This seminar will explore the use of a geospatial tool to integrate big data in analysis of acute leukemias. A brief overview of development of the tool, use in socioeconomic determinants of health, and application to risk factors in acute leukemias will be discussed. Tool development, and a chronologic tour of the application of the tool to disease, specifically myeloid and monocytic leukemias. Preliminary data regarding analysis of WHO 2016 AML with recurrent genetic abnormalities will be explored. Utility and limitations of this technique will be discussed as well as possibilities for future applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the classification of leukemia as defined by WHO 2016 criteria.
  • Recognize the use of a geospatial tool in application to big data.
  • Discuss the implications of environment, socioeconomic determinants of heath, and other risk factors in general and specifically to acute myeloid leukemias.
  • Examine the challenges, problems and limitations of this type of analysis.

Kelly A. Bowers, DO
Richard D. Hammer, MD
Kristin Hunt Karner, MD
Duration: 1 hr
Level of Instruction: Basic
Date Recorded: December 10, 2019

Planned and coordinated by the Training and Education Committee

Continuing Education Credit Information

CME credit: 1.0
CMLE credit: 1.0
SAM credit : 1.0
Last day to purchase course and claim credit: March 20, 2021
* You may not submit SAMs and CME/CMLE credit for the same content.

Accreditation Statements
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology for 1.0 hours of CMLE credit. ASCP CMLE credit hours are acceptable for the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP). CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Certification Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) and state relicensure requirements for laboratory personnel. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This course is approved by the American Board of Pathology for 1.0 SAM credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants must successfully complete the online modular exams (answering at least 80% of the questions in a topic module correctly).

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