Nov 20 2014 Scientific Session 304-111-14 Hepcidins Role in Refractory Sideropenic Anemia A Case Study Approach

Kingsport, TN US
November 20, 2014


Scientific Session 304-111-14: Hepcidin's Role in Refractory Sideropenic Anemia: A Case Study Approach

Program Area: Hematology
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 1.0

Description: This presentation will examine a rare genetic cause of sideropenic anemia, formally called iron deficiency anemia, in which the patient is unresponsive to traditional oral iron therapy.  Hepcidin and Hemojuvelin’s role in iron metabolism will be discussed as related to hemoglobin formation. 

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Define the following terms and explain their role in iron metabolism: transferrin, hemosiderin, ferritin, and TIBC.
 Compare and contrast iron stores, hemoglobin, serum iron, TIBC, serum ferritin, and RBC morphology in the three major stages of iron deficiency anemia.
 Compare and contrast the roles of hepcidin, HFE, and hemojuvelin in the physiological regulation of iron balance in the body.
· Describe how genetic defects in the iron metabolism proteins can affect the body’s iron homeostasis.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
11/20/2014 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
11/20/2014 - 5:00pm EST
Kingsport Center for Higher Education
300 West Market Street
Room 130
Kingsport, TN 37660
United States

Dr. Bill Engle, D.D., MS(CLS), MT(ASCP), Associate Professor
Chair, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Lincoln Memorial University

Dr. Engle has indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CE activity


Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance


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