Worth up to 14.25 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, CCMC, and Attendance
Start Date: March 14, 2019
Expiration Date: March 14, 2021

Intended Audience
These activities are 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: organ and blood/marrow transplantation; health and wellness; comorbid diseases; complex-medical-condition support; case management; and utilization management.

Activity Description
These activities consist of recordings from the "27th Annual National Conference" held Oct. 15–17, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Throughout these activities, experts provided valuable insight into the care and management of medically complex patients. 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.

Learning Objectives
At the end of these educational activities, participants should be able to:

  1. Summarize current guideline recommendations for screening strategies for prostate cancer and examine safety and efficacy data for recently approved novel and emerging therapies.
  2. Explore advances in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy for relapsed/refractory malignancies and the associated potential lethal toxicities.
  3. Discuss best practices and emerging therapies for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and identify genetic prognostic factors that may influence treatment strategies.
  4. Examine the current state of the national opioid epidemic, its effect on organ donation and transplantation, and the ethical issues surrounding the donation of organs from high-risk donors.
  5. Describe how the medical home model facilitates care for children with special needs through an interdisciplinary team and patient-centered approach.
  6. Explain how diet and lifestyle can bridge the gap between medicine and health and recognize the benefits of incorporating nutritional and culinary education into current practice.
  7. Explore advances in medical and surgical management of diabetes, adult congenital heart disease, intestinal failure, combined heart-liver transplantation, and low-back pain.
  8. Review emerging strategies to predict, induce and monitor graft tolerance in kidney transplantation.
  9. Discuss the impact of patient-centered-care trends in transplantation.
  10. Identify trends that contribute to disparities in donor organ availability and organ allocation.
  11. List the major areas, aside from survival, that transplant recipients and caregivers identify as being the most important to them.

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Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy: A Cure for Cancer?
Michael R. Bishop, MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
1.0 credits

What Outcomes of Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Matter Most to Patients?
Linda J. Burns, MD
National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match
Minneapolis, MN
1.0 credits

The Impact of Interprofessional Patient-centered Care in Transplantation
Jennifer Eldred, PA-C and Sarah B. Todd, PharmD, BCPS
Emory Healthcare; and
Ram Subramanian, MD, MBA
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
1.00 credits

Simultaneous Heart-Liver Transplantation for the Treatment of Decompensated Fontan Patients
Seth Hollander, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine;
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Palo Alto, CA
1.00 credits

Prostate Cancer: Guideline Recommendations and Emerging Therapies
Manish Kohli, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
1.00 credits

Strategies to Predict, Induce and Monitor Graft Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation
Joseph R. Leventhal, MD, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
1.00 credits

Trends and Innovations in Organ Transplantation
Benjamin Dann Mackie, MD
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, FL; and
Amit D. Tevar, MD
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
1.25 credits

Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Pankaj Madan, MD, MS
Methodist Healthcare
San Antonio, TX
1.00 credits

The Current Status of the Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on Transplantation
Gregory J. McKenna, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, TX
1.00 credits

Current Approaches to Intestinal Failure including a Patient’s Perspective
Audrea Medina
Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Patient; and
David F. Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
1.00 credits

Pediatric Medical Home
Cynthia Peacock, MD, FAAP, FACP
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
1.00 credits

The Evidence for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Low-back Pain
Robert B. Saper, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
1.00 credits

Diabetic Management: Latest Guidelines and Emerging Technological Advances
Gregg Simonson, PhD
International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet
Minneapolis, MN
1.00 credits

Best Practices and Emerging Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Erica Warlick, MD
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, MN
1.00 credits

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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