Worth up to 12.50 credits.
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, CCMC, Attendance
Start Date:
May 8, 2017
Expiration Date: May 8, 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 the care and management of oncology, solid organ and blood/marrow transplantation patient populations.

Activity Description
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "Essentials of Oncology, Solid Organ and Blood/Marrow Transplant Management for the Health Care Team" held in Scottsdale, AZ on March 20–21, 2017.
Topics addressed during these presentations include: advances, trends and updates within these fields including: pre- and posttransplant care, pharmaceuticals, management of transplant complications, the latest in cancer research and treatment options, the impact of noncompliance on clinical outcomes, and best practices to optimize outcomes and the roles of a variety of organizations, such as the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be the Match and Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN).

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

  1. Discuss the importance of interprofessional collaboration among the health care teams to maximize outcomes in transplant recipients and cancer patients
  2. Explain advances and updates in organ and blood/marrow transplantation in adult and pediatric patients, including indications, complications, and strategies to optimize pre- and posttransplant care
  3. Recognize therapeutic options in cancer treatments to include cancer cell genomics, immunotherapy and preventive vaccines
  4. Identify management strategies for patients with comorbid disease
  5. Describe best-practice strategies for improvement of medication management and enhancing patient compliance
  6. Examine barriers to care and how to overcome them using effective communication strategies
  7. State ethical principles that create a framework for the equitable allocation of scarce organs for transplantation.

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Direct-acting Antiviral Agents for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology/Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Chief, Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
Founding Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
1.00 credit

Blood/Marrow Transplantation: When Is the Right Time to Transplant
Dennis L. Confer, MD
Associate Scientific Director, CIBMTR
Chief Medical Officer
National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Minneapolis, MN
0.75 credits

Stem Cell Transplantation for Children and Adults with Nonmalignant Blood Diseases: A Growing Indication
John M. Cunningham, MD
Donald N. Pritzker Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital;
Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
0.75 credits

Ethical Principles in the Allocation of Organs
R. Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS (Ed)
Director, Sherrie & Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Chief, Liver Transplantation Surgery
Director, Immunobiology Research Center
Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College;
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX
1.00 credit

Using Telehealth to Enable Patient-centered Care for Transplant
Jennifer M. Kerney, MSN, CRNP
Assistant Director, Transplant
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
0.75 credits

Management of Patients Going Through Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment
Patricia Mangan, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
0.75 credits

Kidney Transplantation as Primary Therapy for End-stage Renal Disease
Clifford D. Miles, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, NE
1.00 credit

Psychosocial Impact of Transplant in Children
Tamir Miloh, MD
Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplant Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX
0.75 credits

Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the Elderly
Lori S. Muffly, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA
0.75 credits

Updates in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
Donald W. Northfelt, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Hematology and Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ
0.75 credits

Improving Health Through Medication Management
Theodore M. Sievers, PharmD
Clinical Transplant Pharmacist
UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
0.75 credits

The Role of Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment
Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD
Section Chief, Hematologic Malignancies
Roseman, Tarte, Harrow, and Shaffer Families' President's
Distinguished Professor
Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
0.75 credits

Approaches to Cancer Pain Management
Karen J. Stanley, RN, MSN, FAAN
Nursing Consultant, Pain and Palliative Care
Kennett Square, PA
1.00 credit

Device Therapy in Heart-failure Patients
Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD
Medical Director, Heart Transplantation
Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
0.75 credits

Is There a Link Between Compliance and Quality Health Care Outcomes
Michael S. Wolf, PhD, MPH
Professor, Medicine and Learning Sciences
Associate Chair, Department of Medicine
Associate Division Chief - Research
General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
1.00 credit

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