Worth up to 13.25 credits.
Available Credits: ACPE, AMA, ANCC, CCMC, Attendance
Start Date:
November 14, 2016
Expiration Date: November 14, 2018

Intended Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals who are interested in learning best practices for optimal patient/benefit management in the areas of: blood/marrow transplantation; health and wellness; comorbid diseases; complex-medical-condition support; case management; and utilization management.

Activity Description
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "25th Annual National Conference" held in Minneapolis, MN on October 5–7, 2016.
Topics addressed during these presentations include clinical areas such as organ and blood/marrow transplantation; health and wellness; comorbid diseases; complex-medical-condition support; case management; and utilization management.

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

  1. Explore advances in medical and surgical management of diabetes, including DPP-4 and SGLT2 inhibitors, SGLT1 receptor agonists, pancreas and islet transplant, and the utility of stem-cell-derived beta cells for future treatment of diabetes.
  2. Recognize advanced treatment approaches for HIV and hepatitis C and acknowledge how these infectious diseases continue to represent a significant public health risk.
  3. Identify transplant-recipient- and caregiver-reported challenges with regard to hematopoietic stem cell transplant and coordination of care for this population.
  4. Discuss current research and best-practice standards for optimal management of heart failure, and debate the pros and cons of heart transplant versus ventricular assist device for patients over 70 years of age.
  5. Describe the various types of cancer immunotherapy to include monoclonal antibodies, cancer vaccines, chimeric-antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, and immune-checkpoint inhibitors, and outline their clinical applications.
  6. Explain the various approaches to matching and allocation in kidney paired donation and strategies for transplantation across blood barriers in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation.
  7. State current and new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
  8. Discuss value-based care and payment models inherent to transplantation; the impact of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations regarding outcomes on donor and recipient selection; and explain how the Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape of transplantation.
  9. Address some of the ethical and/or controversial topics surrounding transplantation.
  10. Analyze the disparities in transplantation through redistricting.

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The Business of Transplant: A Conversation with Experts
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, Northwestern University;
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD, Sarah Cannon;
John P. Roberts, MD, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center; and
Elizabeth A. Pomfret, MD, Lahey Medical Center
1.00 credit

Controversies in Transplantation: A Panel Discussion
Michael Abecassis, MD, Northwestern University MBA;
Elizabeth A. Pomfret, MD, Lahey Medical Center;
John P. Roberts, MD, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center; and
Joseph G. Rogers, MD, Duke University Medical Center
Rob Webb, MBA, UnitedHealth Group
1.00 credit

Hematopoietic Cell Transplant: Moving Beyond Survival — The Patient’s Perspective
Linda Burns, MD
National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match, and Patient Panel
1.00 credit

A Cure for Diabetes? Innovations from Pancreas to Islet-Cell to Beta-Cell Transplantation
Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University Hospital
0.75 credits

Hepatitis C Virus: Treatment Guidelines to Screen and Diagnose for Optimal Management
Paul Kwo, MD
Indiana University
0.75 credits

25 Years: The Biggest Changes in Health Care and What the Future May Hold
Alan Langnas, DO
Nebraska Medicine
0.75 credits

How to Improve Quality and Value in Health Care
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Sarah Cannon
0.75 credits

Evolving Concepts in Cancer Immunotherapy: Prospects for a Cure
Matthew A. Lunning, DO
University of Nebraska Medical Center
0.75 credits

Manipulating the Microbiome: Potential Future Applications
David F. Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(S)
Nebraska Medicine
0.50 credits

Developments and Advances in Medical Management of Diabetes
Anne Peters, MD
Keck School of Medicine of USC
1.00 credit

Reducing the Burden of Heart Failure: Patient-Centered Care and Process Improvement
Michael Petty, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC
University of Minnesota Health
1.00 credit

Age Over 70: Heart Transplant or Ventricular-Assist Device?
Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
1.00 credit

Relationship Between Physical and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents
Barry Sarvet, MD
The University of Massachusetts Medical School at Baystate
0.75 credits

Current Issues in HIV: Successes, Challenges and Epidemic Trends
Timothy Schacker, MD
University of Minnesota
0.75 credits

Incompatible Kidney Transplantation: National Strategies and Outcomes
Dorry Segev, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
0.75 credits

Understanding Myeloma Genetics May Lead to Individualized Therapies
Brian Van Ness, PhD
University of Minnesota Cancer Center
Jenny Ahlstrom
Myeloma Crowd and CrowdCare Foundation
0.75 credits

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

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This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

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