AUGUST 2021

Sickle Cell Disease: Understanding Gene Therapy and Addressing Health Disparities
August 31; 1–2 p.m. ET

This activity will discuss the effects and complications of sickle cell disease (SCD), the prevalence of SCD in different racial and ethnic groups, and the role of gene therapy as treatment. Health disparities and the challenges to access specialized care will also be addressed.
Live, Accredited Webcast

SEPTEMBER 2021 

Advance Your Skills in Supporting the Family Caregiver
September 14; 1–2 p.m. ET

This activity will discuss the role of the caregiver, identify barriers to caregiving, establish strategies to support the caregiver and determine available support resources to assist in maintaining the caregiver’s well-being.
Live, Accredited Webcast

Cervical Cancer: Etiology, Diagnosis, Treatment Options and Outcomes
September 22; 1–2 p.m. ET

This activity will focus on the etiology and diagnosis of cervical cancer and explore treatment options and outcomes for relapsed, recurrent and metastatic disease. Advances in current cervical cancer clinical research trials will also be addressed.
Live, Accredited Webcast

30th Annual National Conference
Sept. 29–30
Live, Virtual Conference

OCTOBER 2021 

Living-Donor Liver Transplant for Patients with Liver Cancer
October 20; 2–3 p.m. ET
This activity will provide an overview of the benefits and complications of living-donor liver transplant specifically related to patients with liver cancer. Christopher Hughes, MD, surgical director of the UPMC Liver Transplant Program, will breakdown the innovative approach experts at UPMC are taking to provide the option of a living-donor liver transplant for patients with complex liver cancers.  
Live, Accredited Webcast

Complex Medical Conditions in Children: Utilizing Personalized Treatments and Addressing Health Disparities
October 26; 1–2 p.m. ET

This activity will focus on the connection between social determinants of health and how they may impact access to care, treatment and health outcomes for children with rare and complex medical conditions. Learners will be provided with strategies and resources that can address these negative effects. The importance of access to personalized care that they require to live their healthiest lives will be addressed.
Live, Accredited Webcast

NOVEMBER 2021 

Coming soon! Supporting Resilient Older Adults: A Focus on Life’s Purpose
November 9; 1–2 p.m. ET

This activity will provide an overview of the role of resilience and purpose in life, examine characteristics associated with resilience and purpose in life and describe intervention strategies to promote resilience and successful aging in older adults.
Live, Accredited Webcast

Coming soon! Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Utilizing Personalized Treatments and Addressing Health Disparities
November 30; 1–2 p.m. ET

This activity will discuss the emerging therapies for duchenne muscular dystrophy and the importance of incorporating a personalized interprofessional care plan, along with the role of health disparities and how it impacts access to care and outcomes for these individuals.
Live, Accredited Webcast

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Advance Your Skills in Supporting the Family Caregiver
This activity will discuss the role of the caregiver, identify barriers to caregiving, establish strategies to support the caregiver and determine available support resources to assist in maintaining the caregiver’s well-being.

Sickle Cell Disease: Understanding Gene Therapy and Addressing Health Disparities
This activity will discuss the effects and complications of sickle cell disease (SCD), the prevalence of SCD in different racial and ethnic groups, and the role of gene therapy as treatment. Health disparities and the challenges to access specialized care will also be addressed.

Driving Health Equity Through Technology and Service Innovation
This activity will explore how existing health care technology innovations can improve health equity for underserved patients and will examine the changing landscape of provider coverage and reimbursement. It will discuss anticipated solutions for vulnerable individuals (including Medicare and Medicaid dual-eligible individuals) and examine why certain telehealth programs have failed in the past. New approaches to benefit coverage for telehealth-related expenses will also be discussed, along with the future trends and essential elements associated with shifting to quality value-based care that can lead to improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, reduced health care costs and increased levels of health equity.

Caring for the LGBTQ+ Community: An Introduction
Stigma and discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) community—whether intentional, unintentional, or due to implicit bias—can negatively affect the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ population. This webcast will raise awareness of the identities and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as ways to address the unique health-related disparities affecting the community. It will discuss appropriate use of pronouns and terminology and review current statistics regarding social and health care disparities experienced by this community. Lastly, it will explore creating environments in which LGBTQ+ individuals can feel validated, safe, and welcome. 

Health in the Midst of AdversityCardiovascular Risk and Resilience in the Black Community
This activity will provide learners with current data surrounding multiple factors that predispose Black patients to either increased risk or resilience for CVD and will examine the risk- and resilience-associated diversity within this population with the goal of improving cardiovascular health for these individuals.

Threading the Needle—Practical Considerations for the Modern, Evidence-Based Management of Type 2 Diabetes
This activity will assist learners in identifying optimal lifestyle and behavioral changes that can impact disease development and progression in their patients and will discuss practical strategies and forms of support that health care professionals (HCPs) can offer to assist patients in setting healthy lifestyle goals. 

Cystic Fibrosis: Utilizing Personalized Treatments and Addressing Health Disparities
During this activity, presenters will discuss cystic fibrosis and the different genetic etiologies and examine how an individual’s genetic profile can be utilized to develop a personalized treatment plan. The role that an informed interprofessional health care team can play in improved disease outcomes will also be examined.

Achieving Value-Based Care: The Role of Oncology Clinical Pathways
This activity will provide an overview of the current status of pathways in oncology, discuss best practices in cancer care and explore their role in helping practices to deliver value-based care. 

Optimal Care—Combining Evidence and Technology to Drive Quality and Eliminate Low-Value Care 
This activity will provide learners with successful approaches to address the issues of wasted and harmful care in order to decrease unnecessary expenditures and improve patient outcomes. The discussion will focus on the several solutions to wasted and harmful care.

Understanding and Preventing Burnout: Improving Health Care Outcomes
This activity will discuss contributing factors to burnout, its impact on the health and well-being of HCPs and their patients, interventions to decrease overall stress and how burnout can influence patient care and health care outcomes.

Diabetic Kidney Disease: Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs
This activity will present health care professionals (HCPs) with the information necessary to evaluate kidney health in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and will discuss CKD risk stratification, including interpretation of albuminuria levels and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Interventions that can reduce progression of disease, likelihood of hospitalization and costs will be identified, and recent data about effective treatment regimens and their indications for improving outcomes will be examined. Additionally, early strategies to decrease the risk for CVD and ESRD in these individuals will be defined, with a review of the pathophysiology of progression of these disorders. 

Developing an Optimal COVID-19 Test Program: Strategies and Considerations for Success
This activity will identify pathways to creating effective, practical and sustainable testing strategies for COVID-19 that can accelerate a return to normalcy and allow schools and other facilities to remain open. It will relay to participants how determining the goal of testing is the key factor to establishing an optimal testing strategy through consideration of multiple factors, including test type, sensitivity and turnaround time as well as program implementation and costs.
Live, Accredited Webcast. 

29th Annual National Conference
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "29th Annual National Conference" held virtually Dec. 2–3, 2020.
Topics addressed during these activities include clinical areas such as organ and blood/marrow transplantation; health and wellness; comorbid diseases; complex-medical-condition support; case management; and utilization management.