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Grand Rounds: Von Willebrand Disease and the Diagnostic Dilemma


By Megan Sampson, MD , Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Cancer and Blood Disorders

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the incidence and presenting signs and symptoms of common bleeding disorders. 2. Summarize the current guidelines for the diagnosis of von Willebrand Disease. 3. Explain the effects of age on laboratory evaluation for the diagnosis of Type I von Willebrand Disease.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Von Willebrand disorder affects 1-2% of the population. Improved diagnostic methods and treatment practices will improve patient outcome.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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