Worth up to 14.25 credits.
Available credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, CCMC, Attendance
Start date:
June 15, 2018
Expiration date: June 15, 2020

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 April 16-17, 2018.
Topics addressed during these presentations include: pre- and posttransplant management, pharmaceuticals, the national policy on organ allocation, ethical issues, the latest guidelines and future applications in transplantation and cancer care, as well as current and emerging strategies to adapt standards and best practices to optimize patient care and outcomes.

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

  1. Describe changes in the national policy on organ allocation and understand how these changes impact transplant access and organ availability;
  2. Recognize the role of immunosuppressive agents in transplantation;
  3. Discuss standards of care, the latest guidelines and future applications in lung, heart, and kidney transplantation, as well as in the use of mechanical circulatory assist devices;
  4. Explore ethical issues in organ and blood/marrow transplantation;
  5. Summarize tolerance induction in kidney transplantation;
  6. Identify therapeutic strategies to optimize the management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma;
  7. State current and emerging strategies to advance the standard of care for patients with graft-versus-host disease;
  8. Explore common opportunistic infections and the associated complications among blood/marrow transplant recipients;
  9. Determine the impact of a timely referral for blood and marrow transplantation on patient and transplant outcomes; and
  10. Explore advances in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy for the treatment of malignant disease and the role of precision medicine in cancer care.

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Current Disquiets of a Liver Transplant Surgeon
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

The Impact of Timely Referrals for Blood/Marrow Transplantation on Patient Outcomes and Transplant Success
Linda J. Burns, MD
Vice President and Medical Director,
Health Services Research
National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match
Minneapolis, MN
1.00 credit

Infectious Disease in Blood/Marrow Transplantation
Sanjeet S. Dadwal, MD, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
Director, Institutional Antibiotic Stewardship Program
Division of Infectious Disease
City of Hope
Duarte, CA
1.00 credit

New Insights into Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy
Kara Davis, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology and Oncology
The Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, CA
1.00 credit

The Future of Immunosuppression in Transplantation
Robert C. Harland, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Surgical Director, Solid Organ Transplantation
Medical Director, GMP Lab
Banner University Medical Center-Tucson
Tucson, AZ
1.00 credit

Improving Safety of Allotransplantation: Current and Emerging Strategies for the Prevention of Graft-versus-Host Disease
Nandita Khera, MD, MPH
Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona
1.00 credit

Lung Transplantation: Moving Towards a New Standard of Care
Gabriel Loor, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Transplant and Circulatory Support
Baylor College of Medicine;
Co-Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Houston, TX
1.00 credit

Therapeutic Strategies in the Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma
Matthew Lunning, DO
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology and Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
1.25 credits

The Opioid Crisis and Its Effect on Transplant
Gregory J. McKenna, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Medical Director, Transplant Surgery Research
Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, TX
1.00 credit

Options for Advanced Heart Failure: Transplantation, Total Artificial Hearts and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles, CA
1.00 credit

What is New in Organ Allocation and Distribution
Timothy Pruett, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Transplantation
Director, Liver Transplantation Program
John S. Najarian Surgical Chair in Clinical Transplantation
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
1.00 credit

Living Donation: Risks, Benefits and Long-Term Outcomes
Amit D. Tevar, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;
Surgical Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
1.00 credit

Precision Medicine in Cancer Care
Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Director, Sarcoma Medical Research Program
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL
1.00 credit

Treatment Strategies for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: From Adolescents to Adults
Michael Verneris, MD
The Barton Family Endowed Chair of Bone Marrow Transplant
Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
1.00 credit

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