Worth up to 10.0 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, APA, ASWB, CCMC, CDR and Attendance
Start Date: December 13, 2021
Expiration Date: December 13, 2023

Intended Audience
These activities are designed to meet the educational needs of dietitians, 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 "30th Annual National Conference" held virtually Sept. 29–30, 2021. 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; COVID-19; artificial intelligence (AI); gene therapy; early cancer detection; diversity and equity in health care access; and more.

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

  1. Discuss the expansion of AI in health care and its capacity to improve interprofessional communication, address disparities in care, and improve patient health outcomes.
  2. Describe updated evidence-based guidelines for Type 2 diabetes and how best practices and health-care-team collaboration influence prevention, risk reduction, and long-term sequelae.
  3. Provide an update on currently approved and emerging gene therapies and immunotherapies, including CRISPR/Cas9 and CAR T-cell therapy.
  4. Examine the role of multicancer-early-detection (MCED) screening in accelerating cancer diagnoses and improving outcomes.
  5. Describe the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid epidemic, their current and expected impacts on the field of transplantation, and the importance of a holistic team approach to improve outcomes.
  6. Examine how to improve current disparities in health care associated with social determinants of health (SDOH) through interprofessional collaboration strategies, with a focus on disparities in cancer care for various racial and ethnic populations.
  7. Identify current and emerging treatments and updated management strategies for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus-related inflammatory conditions.
  8. Provide an update on COVID-19 and its long-term implications for immunosuppressed patients; examine lung transplantation as a surgical solution for COVID-19-related irreversible lung injury.

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Cancer Update: Multi-Cancer Early Detection Blood-Based Testing
Tomasz M. Beer, MD, FACP
Grover C. Bagby Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research
Chief Medical Officer, Center for Early Detection Advanced Research 
Professor of Medicine, Hematology & Medical Oncology
Director, Prostate Cancer Research Program
Deputy Director, 
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Portland, OR
0.75 credit

COVID-19 and Lung Transplant
Ankit Bharat, MD, FACS
Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Harold L. and Margaret N. Method Research Professor of Surgery
Director, Lung Transplant and ECMO
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL
0.75 credit

Disparities in Social Determinants of Health: What Can We Do? 
Jeffrey Brenner, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
Camden, NJ
1.0 credit

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF
Director, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, UCSF
Chief Data Scientist, University of California Health System (UC Health)
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
0.75 credit

Immunotherapy: Breakthroughs in Treatment
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
Associate Vice-Chancellor for Cancer Research
Hillman Professor of Oncology
University Pittsburgh School of Medicine;
Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
1.0 credit

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Mainstays of Management and Advances in Treatment
Fotios Koumpouras, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology
Director of Education and Training, Rheumatology
Director Yale Lupus Program
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
1.0 credit

Innovation Through the Lens of the Patient: A Personal Transplant Experience
Molly McCarthy
Multi-organ transplant recipient
Redmond, WA

Amy Silverstein 
Heart transplant recipient
New York, NY
1.0 credit

The Opioid Epidemic: The Impact of COVID-19 and Resulting Effects on Organ Transplantation
Nader Moazami, MD
Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
NYU Grossman School of Medicine; 
Chief, Division of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY
0.75 credit

Type 2 Diabetes: What’s New?
Gregg D. Simonson, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School
Director, Care Transformation and Training 
International Diabetes Center
Minneapolis, MN
1.0 credit

Medicine in the Age of CRISPR: The Gene-Edited Patient 
Fyodor Urnov, PhD
Scientific Director, Innovative Genomics Institute
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology  
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
1.0 credit

Initiatives to Address Diversity in Oncology
Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD
Executive Director
Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Nashville, TN
1.0 credit

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  • Completing the entire activity
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These activities are provided by OptumHealth Education.

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