Worth up to 12.50 credit hours!
Start Date:
December 13, 2010
Expiration Date: December 13, 2011

Intended Audience
This activity is intended for health care professionals with an interest in specialized health care services, disease management, and health and well-being.

Activity Description
This educational activity consists of recorded presentations from the 19th Annual National Conference held in Chicago, IL on September 13–15, 2010.
The conference topics have been developed to bring valuable, cutting-edge clinical topics to our learners. Conference faculty is comprised of recognized clinical and thought leaders, and sessions will focus on innovations and trends in solid organ and blood/marrow transplantation, oncology, kidney disease, heart disease, disease management, consumerism, and health and well-being.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Explain theoretical, practical, and psychosocial aspects surrounding the evolving sciences of oncology and organ and blood/marrow transplantation.
  2. Recognize and apply emerging trends and innovations in the prevention and management of complex medical conditions, as well as the fields of organ and blood/marrow transplantation.
  3. Identify successful strategies used to drive consumer engagement and activation, improve population health and productivity, and control health care costs.
  4. Outline the impact of health care reform on benefit design and financial components of the transplant enterprise.
  5. Review the potential impact of comprehensive cancer care and organ transplant services on hospital utilization, transplant-related mortality, and patient satisfaction.

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What’s New in Solid Organ Transplantation?
0.50 credits
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA

Innovations in Immunosuppression
1.00 credits
Meredith J. Aull, PharmD

Evolving Strategies for Lifelong Management of Congenital Heart Disease
1.00 credit
Jeannie Carroll, RN, MSN
Gil Wernovsky, MD

Clinical Trials Unveiled
0.75 credits
Kenneth R. Cooke, MD

Novel Stem Cell Transplants for Pediatric Patients
0.50 credits
Kenneth B. De Santes, MD

Multidisciplinary Approach to Management of Heart Failure
0.75 credits
Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD

Debate: Should All Multiple Myeloma Patients Have an Autologous Transplant as Initial Therapy?
0.75 credits
Jonathan L. Kaufman, MD
Sagar Lonial, MD

Addressing the Diabetes Epidemic-Advances in Screening, Detection and Prevention
1.00 credit
David M. Kendall, MD

Survival Predictors in Dialysis
1.00 credit
Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH, MBA, FASN

Expanded Use of Umbilical Cord Blood
1.00 credit
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD

Proton Therapy and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy in Cancer Treatment
0.50 credits
Andrew K. Lee, MD, MPH

Intestinal Failure: Indications, Treatment Strategies and Long-Term Outcomes
1.00 credit
George V. Mazariegos, MD, FACS

The Thoracic Transplant Patient Experience: A Case Manager’s Role from the Eyes of a Specialist
1.00 credits
Michael Petty, PhD(C), RN, CCNS, CNS

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant-What Every Case Manager Should Know
1.00 credits
Paul J. Shaughnessy, MD

The Abdominal Transplant Patient Experience: A Case Manager’s Role from the Surgeon’s Perspective
0.75 credits
E. Steve Woodle, MD

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Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.
Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the Pre- and Post-Activity Assessments, Activity Evaluation, and Application for Certificate of Credit forms

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Sponsored By
This activity is sponsored by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eisai, Centocor/Ortho Biotech Services, Cephalon Oncology, Genzyme, Takeda/ Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Oncology, sanofi aventis, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, National Marrow Donor Program, Allos Therapeutics, and Byram Healthcare.

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