Worth up to 8.5 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, APA, ASWB, CCMC and Attendance
Start Date: February 1, 2021
Expiration Date: February 1, 2023

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 "29th Annual National Conference" held virtually Dec. 2–3, 2020. Throughout these activities, experts provide valuable insight into the care and management of medically complex patients. Topics addressed during these activities include organ and blood/marrow transplantation; oncology; clinical ethics; musculoskeletal disorders; kidney disease; telehealth; pediatric health care needs; the impact of COVID-19 on complex medical conditions and behavioral health; and disparities that exist in health care.

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

  1. Discuss advances and updates in blood/marrow transplantation, including patient-centered, home-based models of care. 
  2. Recognize contributing factors to increases in cancer.
  3. Explore key advances in organ transplantation, including the impact of genomics in this field. 
  4. Examine the vast array of health issues caused or impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact on behavioral health, access to care, increased opioid use and outcomes for individuals with chronic conditions. 
  5. Identify recent advances in telemedicine and potential future applications in this field. 
  6. Detail ethical challenges and considerations in transplantation and in patient-underrepresentation and bias in health care. 
  7. Highlight long-term health conditions commonly experienced by childhood cancer survivors and discuss the management of these conditions.
  8. State the benefits, risks and limitations of medications for treating Parkinson’s disease.

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Gene Therapy: Transitioning from Proof of Principle to Practical Treatments
Paula Cannon, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Dept. Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
.5 credit

Home-Based Care of Complex Patients Before and In Crisis
Nelson J. Chao, MD, MBA
Professor of Medicine
Donald D. and Elizabeth G. Cooke Cancer Research Professor
Professor in Immunology
Research Professor of Global Health
Professor in Pathology
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Chief, Division of Cell Therapy in the Department of Medicine
Duke University
Durham, NC
.5 credit

Advances in Organ Transplantation Discussion
Matthew Cooper, MD
President Elect, UNOS;
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Medical Director, Transplant QAPI
Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute;
Professor of Surgery
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Maryl R. Johnson, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
UW Health
Madison, WI
1.0 credit

Pediatric Cancer Survivorship
Matthew J. Ehrhardt, MD, MS
Assistant Member, Department of Oncology
Division of Cancer Survivorship
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
.5 credit

What Do I Need to Know About COVID-19?
Jay A. Fishman, MD
Associate Director, MGH Transplantation Center;
Director, Transplant Infectious Disease & Compromised Host Program
Massachusetts General Hospital;
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
.75 credit

Behavioral Health: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Paul Gionfriddo
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mental Health America
Alexandria, VA
.5 credit

Escalation of the Drug Overdose Epidemic During COVID-19: Strategies to Remove Barriers to Evidence-Based Care
Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA
Chair, Opioid Task Force
Immediate Past President
American Medical Association
Atlanta, GA
.5 credit

Applying Genomics in Transplantation
Brendan J. Keating, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplantation
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
.75 credit

Changes in the Incidence of Cancer
Dax Kurbegov, MD
Vice President
Physician-in-Chief of Clinical Programs
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, TN
.5 credit

Ethical Challenges: Who Should Receive a Liver Transplant?
Daniela P. Ladner, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Division of Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery
Interim-Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Associate Surgical Director, Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Director, Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
.5 credit

New and Innovative Ways to Approach Obesity
John Magaña Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM
System Lead, Surgical Quality and Bariatric Services
Yale New Haven Health System;
Vice-Chair, Quality
Division Chief, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Professor, Department of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
.5 credit

Medication Management for Parkinson’s Disease
Rajesh Pahwa, MD
Laverne and Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology
Chief, Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Division
Director, Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
.5 credit

Telehealth for Musculoskeletal Conditions: Have We Entered a New Era Due to COVID-19?
Sayed E. Wahezi, MD
Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center;
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
.5 credit

Social Inequities and Health and How to Effectively Address Them
David R. Williams, PhD
Florence & Laura Norman Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health;
Professor of African and African-American Studies
Harvard University, Boston, MA
1.0 credit

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