Worth up to 12.25 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, CCMC, and Attendance
Start Date: December 4, 2017
Expiration Date: December 4, 2019

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 "26th Annual National Conference" held in Chicago, IL on October 2–4, 2017.
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. Compare health inequities in specific population groups and identify ways to provide culturally competent care to address health disparities.
  2. Define Pareto optimality and efficiency and its role in transplantation.
  3. Recognize the role of gene therapy in the treatment of hereditary diseases, explore advances in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy for the treatment of leukemia, and identify the latest treatment and research for the management of colon cancer.
  4. Discuss the latest guidelines and best-practice standards for preventing and treating comorbid conditions associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.
  5. Describe the experience of organ and blood/marrow transplantation from transplant recipients' perspectives.
  6. Explore the impact of telemedicine on health care.
  7. State the role of metabolic surgery for medical weight loss approaches pretransplant.
  8. Identify treatment options, including medical management and transplant, outcomes, and social and economic challenges in the management of sickle cell disease.
  9. List the steps being taken in the fight against the prescription opioid abuse epidemic, including strategies to reduce prescription opioid overdose risk, and address how organ donations have increased in the wake of the opioid epidemic.
  10. Summarize the pathophysiology of frailty and its role in transplant outcomes.
  11. Analyze the relationship between obesity, diabetes, kidney disease and transplant.

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Have We Achieved Pareto Optimality or Pareto Efficiency in Transplantation
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
0.75 credits

Cardiovascular Disease: Guidelines and Challenges in Patient Management
Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
0.75 credits

Increasing Living Donation in Minorities: Special Focus on Hispanics
Juan C. Caicedo, MD
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL
1.00 credit

Predicting Risk: Current Research and New Therapies for Optimal Management of Colorectal Cancer
Kristen K. Ciombor, MD, MSCI
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
1.00 credit

Current and Future Applications of Gene Therapy
Andrew M. Davidoff, MD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
0.75 credits

Metabolic Surgery and Transplantation
Tayyab S. Diwan, MD
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
0.75 credits

The Impact of Frailty on Posttransplant Outcomes
Michelle James, MS, RN, CNS, CCTN, APRN-BC
Michael Petty, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, MN
0.75 credits

Sickle Cell Disease: Panel Discussion
Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University
Atlanta, GA
1.25 credits

The Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic
William B. Leasure, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
1.00 credit

Diabetes: Improvements in Prevention and Care
Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP(C)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
0.75 credits

Advances in CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy in Leukemia
Shannon L. Maude, MD, PhD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
0.75 credits

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Transplant Care for Solid Organ Transplants
Saeed Mohammad, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine;
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL
1.00 credit

Integrating Telemedicine into Health Care Delivery for the Transplant Population
David C. Mulligan, MD, FACS
Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center
New Haven, CT
0.75 credits

Chronic Kidney Disease Continuum: The Relationship Between Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Transplant
Jane C. Tan, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA
1.00 credit

Method of Participation
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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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