Worth up to 14.5 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, APA, ASWB, CCMC and Attendance
Start Date: February 3, 2020
Expiration Date: February 3, 2022

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
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "28th Annual National Conference" held in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 14–16, 2019. 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:

  • Recognize the latest trends and advances in oncology, solid-organ and blood/marrow transplantation.
  • Identify ways in which quality and value can be best measured in cancer care.
  • Address some of the ethical considerations surrounding medical practices today, including end-of-life care.
  • State emerging therapies in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells and in gene therapy for rare diseases.
  • Identify factors contributing to the increase in the suicide rates in the U.S. and potential strategies that may be applied to reverse this troubling trend.
  • Identify strategies to optimize diabetes management and cardiovascular care.
  • Recognize the impact of incorporating a multidisciplinary approach for children with special health-care needs.
  • Explain updates in transplant-related infectious diseases.
  • Describe the changing paradigm in live-donor-liver transplant and with high-risk-transplant donors.

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Infectious Disease Challenges in Solid Organ Transplantation
Jay Alan Fishman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Associate Director, Mass General Transplant Center;
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases and Compromised Host Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
1.0 credit

Transplant Trends: Current Data and Statistics
Sommer Gentry, PhD
Professor, Mathematics Department
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Research Associate, Department of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
1.0 credit

Optimizing Care for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: a Multidisciplinary Approach
Christopher B. Granger, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
1.0 credit

The Increase in Suicide Across the U.S.
Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD
Vice President of Research
American Society for Suicide Prevention
New York, NY
1.0 credit

Live-Donor Liver Transplant: Changing the Paradigm
Abhinav Humar, MD
Clinical Director
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at UPMC;
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Pittsburgh, PA
Rina Kader; Living Liver Donor;
Wayne Livingston, Liver Transplant Recipient
1.0 credit

Optimizing Care for Children with Medical Complexity: The Team-Based Approach
Amie Jones, MD
Consultant, Division of General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
1.0 credit

Where Have All the Pancreata Gone? A Crisis in Modern Day Transplantation
Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS
Ray D. Owen Professor and Chair
Division of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Transplant Service Line
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation
UW School of Medicine and Public Health;
UW Health
Madison, WI
1.0 credit

Update in the Utilization of Blood/Marrow Transplant and Emerging Diagnoses on the Horizon
Krishna V. Komanduri, MD
Kalish Family Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology
Chief, Division of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami, FL
1.0 credit

The Case for Community-based, High-Risk Women’s Cancer Programs
Dax Kurbegov, MD
Vice President
Physician-in-Chief of Clinical Programs
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, TN
1.0 credit

The CAR T-cell Therapy Tsunami: Emerging Therapies and Barriers to Access
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President, Market Operations
Physician-in-Chief, Hematology
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, TN
1.0 credit

Cancer Survivorship: A Personalized Precision Approach
Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing
Director of Cancer Survivorship
University of North Carolina
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC
1.0 credit

Advances in Abdominal Transplant in the Last Quarter Century
Charles M. Miller, MD
Enterprise Director of Transplantation
Director, Transplantation Center
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
1.0 credit

Hepatitis C Virus Positive Donors for Uninfected Recipients: Are High-Risk Donors a Potential Cost-Effective Approach to Save Lives?
John P. Roberts, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
0.5 credit

End-of-Life Care in America: Ethics is Quality, Quality is Ethics
Nneka O. Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM
Director, Clinical Ethics Department
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
1.0 credit

Cost Effectiveness in Cancer Care: Finding the Path to Progress
Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, FASCO
Associate Professor of Medicine
Public Policy, and Population Science
Duke Cancer Institute
Durham, NC
1.0 credit

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