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"The best conference ever… and I thought LAST year was the best conference ever."
"This isn’t like any other conference I’ve ever attended. EVERY session was great, EVERY speaker was amazing."
"When is next year’s conference? I need to bring my entire team!"


Why should you attend?

  So you can find out for yourself why the Annual National Conference is in its 27th consecutive year of bringing “amazing” education to interdisciplinary health care teams nationwide!
♦   Because the Annual National Conference provides up to 13.25 continuing education credits for an extremely low or complimentary fee.
♦   To learn! Practicing clinical leaders and national experts will be there to provide relatable, practical and applicable information for your work with patients and/or their benefits. This year’s agenda includes some topics that everyone is talking about — and some “hot-off-the-press” topics that you will be glad you’ve learned!

  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Blood/Marrow Transplantation
  • Opioid Abuse
  • Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines and Novel Therapies
  • Healthy Eating and Medicine
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Diabetes Management
  • The Pediatric Medical Home
  • CAR T-Cell Therapy
  • CAM for Low-back Pain
  • Emerging Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Designed for the interprofessional health care team

Content has been developed by and for the health care team to promote collaborative practice in health care delivery by providing a broad range of topics for a variety of learners. The conference is designed for health care professionals who are interested in learning best practices for optimal patient/benefit management in the areas of: organ and blood/marrow transplantation; health and wellness; comorbid diseases; complex-medical-condition support; case management; and utilization management.

** Refer to the Continuing Education page for a listing of certifications that have been applied and/or approved for this conference.

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Registration fee:
Complimentary for exhibiting and sponsoring organizations, as well as employees and clients of our Diamond Supporter — Optum.*
* Tuition and discount details.

Need CE credits?
Earn up to 13.25 continuing education credits at this conference. Learn more.

Who attends?
• Case Managers
• Counselors
• Managed Care Nurses
• Medical Directors
• Nurses/Oncology Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• Pharmacists
• Pharmacy Technicians
• Physicians/PAs
• Psychologists
• Social Workers

• Transplant Nurses
• Transplant/Hematopoietic
   Transplant Coordinators

• Medical Management Staff
• Reinsurance Managers
• Utilization Review Staff

Seeking approval to attend?
Use one of the sample justification letters below as a starting point for putting together your request for attendance. This letter will help outline the value that attending the 27th Annual National Conference provides not just to you but also to your entire organization.
Optum client
Optum employee
Medical science liaison
Other health care professional

Conference learning objectives

After completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Summarize current guideline recommendations for screening strategies for prostate cancer and examine safety and efficacy data for recently approved novel and emerging therapies.
  • Explore advances in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy for relapsed/refractory malignancies and the associated potential lethal toxicities.
  • Discuss best practices and emerging therapies for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and identify genetic prognostic factors that may influence treatment strategies.
  • Examine the current state of the national opioid epidemic, its effect on organ donation and transplantation, and the ethical issues surrounding the donation of organs from high-risk donors.
  • Describe how the medical home model facilitates care for children with special needs through an interdisciplinary team and patient-centered approach.
  • Explain how diet and lifestyle can bridge the gap between medicine and health and recognize the benefits of incorporating nutritional and culinary education into current practice.
  • Explore advances in medical and surgical management of diabetes, adult congenital heart disease, intestinal failure, combined heart-liver transplantation, and low-back pain.
  • Review emerging strategies to predict, induce and monitor graft tolerance in kidney transplantation.
  • Discuss the impact of patient-centered-care trends in transplantation.
  • Identify trends that contribute to disparities in donor organ availability and organ allocation.
  • List the major areas, aside from survival, that transplant recipients and caregivers identify as being the most important to them.
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