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CAR T-cell Therapy: A Personalized Immunotherapy Approach to Cancer
  • Disease Management
  • Oncology
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
$0.00 Activity descriptionWhile chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has proven successful in treating certain cancers, severe toxicities have limited its widespread application. This new cancer treatment approach is powerful and does come with serious risks that need to be considered before starting therapy. This session will identify the indications for CAR T-cell therapy and describe the challenges from the toxicities that are unique to CAR T cells. Toxicity management will also be discussed.
Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Treatment Options Outside of Transplant
  • Transplantation
  • Disease Management
  • Oncology
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
$0.00 Activity descriptionLiver transplantation (LT) is considered the best curative treatment for patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within Milan criteria. Several therapeutic procedures have been proposed as bridging treatments for individuals with HCC awaiting LT. The choice of each treatment is based on: the characteristics of the patient; liver function; comorbidities; and on the number, dimensions, and localization of HCC.
Increasing Kidneys for Transplantation: Decreasing Discards
  • Transplantation
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
$0.00 Activity descriptionApproximately 12 people die each day waiting for a kidney transplant while about 10 kidneys are discarded daily. A recent report that focused on decreasing the number of discarded kidneys provides the first systematic nationwide approach to reducing kidney discards. The “Report of National Kidney Foundation Consensus Conference to Decrease Kidney Discards” is the result of a year-long effort with leading transplantation experts in the United States devoted to solving the kidney utilization problem.
Lung-in-a-Box: Advances in Lung Transplant Technology
  • Transplantation
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
$0.00 Activity descriptionFor individuals with severe lung disease, a lung transplant is an effective treatment. New advances in lung transplant technology have extended the life of a lung once it has been removed from the donor’s body. This session will discuss the advances in lung transplant technology that aim to increase the supply of donor lungs and maximize transplant outcomes.Provided byThis activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.Commercial supportNo commercial support was received for this activity.
New Allocation Systems and Policy Changes for Liver Transplantation
  • Transplantation
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
$0.00 Activity descriptionAllocation of liver donor organs in the United States is a complex and evolving process. New allocation/distribution systems are in development that attempt to more accurately allocate organs. This session will address the major paradigm shifts that are underway to improve the equitable allocation of livers for individuals waiting for a liver transplant. Policy changes addressing geographic disparities without compromising outcomes will also be discussed.Provided byThis activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.
Normothermic Liver Preservation: Current Status and Future Directions
  • Transplantation
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
$0.00 Activity descriptionLiver transplantation is severely limited by the shortage of donor organs and, in addition, many potential donor organs cannot be used because suboptimal livers do not tolerate conventional cold storage. Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is an emerging technology that has the potential to transform liver preservation and the field of transplantation. This presentation will discuss the role of NMP as a tool to assess graft viability and its potential impact on liver transplant waiting list mortality.
Pediatric Blood/Marrow Transplant Overview
  • Transplantation
  • Pediatrics
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
$0.00 Activity descriptionA blood/marrow transplant (BMT) is a treatment for children with certain types of cancer or other diseases. The goal of BMT is to treat or cure disease, which can include various types of pediatric cancers, disorders of the blood and immune system, and a wide variety of other rare disorders and syndromes. This session will highlight the different sources for blood/marrow transplants and discuss the indications, risks, benefits, and outcomes.Provided byThis activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.
Psychosocial Evaluation of Adult Cardiothoracic Transplant Candidates and Candidates for Long-term Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Transplantation
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
$0.00 Activity descriptionThe psychosocial evaluation is well-recognized as an important component of the multifaceted assessment process to determine candidacy for cardiothoracic transplantation and long-term mechanical circulatory support. Due to the lack of a consensus-based set of recommendations for psychosocial assessment during the evaluation, a committee composed of international experts representing the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and collaborating societies was formed.
Updates on Heart Failure Management
  • Transplantation
  • Disease Management
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - General
$0.00 Activity descriptionInnovations in Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) for End-stage Heart Failure
Liver Transplantation for Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Transplantation
  • Disease Management
  • ACPE - Pharmacist
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • AMA
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • CCMC - Ethics
$0.00 Activity descriptionWith advances in the prevention and therapy of viral hepatitis, the percentage of patients with alcohol-associated liver disease requiring liver transplantation is increasing with a growing recognition of liver transplantation as a rescue therapy for individuals with severe alcoholic hepatitis (AH) not responding to medical therapy. Treatment guidelines adopted by most liver transplantation centers require a six-month period of alcohol abstinence and counseling prior to candidacy for liver replacement.

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