Worth up to 11.0 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, APA, ASWB, CCMC and Attendance
Start Date: July 12, 2021
Expiration Date: July 12, 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 the care and management of oncology, solid organ and blood/marrow transplantation patient populations.

Activity Description
This activity consists of recorded presentations from "Essentials of Oncology, Solid Organ and Blood/Marrow Transplant Management for the Health Care Team" held virtually May 5–6, 2021. Throughout these activities, faculty will discuss the keys to optimize the management/benefits of individuals with cancer and/or undergoing organ or blood/marrow transplant. Participants will hear about current topics and exciting advances in the fields of transplantation and oncology, as well as learning about specific transplanted organs, recent trends in immunosuppression management, gene therapy, and drug development.

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

  1. Recognize therapeutic options in cancer treatments to include immunotherapy for lung cancer.
  2. Evaluate transplantation with low-listing MELD scores.
  3. Provide an update on current management therapies for acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and infectious complications after chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.
  4. Detail the benefits of a combined procedure of liver transplantation and heart surgery.
  5. Examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care.
  6. Describe the role of frailty in risk assessment and the effects on outcomes and recovery after transplantation.
  7. Explain the current heart transplant allocation policy and best collaborative practices to increase organ donation.
  8. Analyze emerging strategies to predict, induce and monitor graft tolerance in kidney transplantation.
  9. Explore the current medical and surgical techniques for managing intestinal failure.
  10. Discuss the role of CRISPR/Cas9, its application and potential for treating human disease.

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Update on GVHD Therapies: Acute and Chronic
Amin M. Alousi, MD,
Professor, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
1.0 credit
CRISPR Technology and the Potential Applications for Treating Diseases
John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD
Virginia E and Samuel J Golman Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Oncology
Director, Center for Gene and Cellular Immunotherapy
Deputy Director, Siteman Cancer Center
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
1.0 credit
Transplantation with Low-Listing MELD Scores
R. Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)
J.C. Walter Jr. Presidential Distinguished Chair
Director, J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Professor of Surgery, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston, TX
1.0 credit
Growing Challenges in Heart Transplantation
Radha Gopalan, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory
Support, and Transplant
Banner Health
Phoenix, AZ
1.0 credit
Infectious Complications After CAR T-cell Therapy
Joshua A. Hill, MD
Assistant Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center;
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1.0 credit

Frailty in Transplantation
Michelle James, MS, RN, CNS, CCTN
Director, Solid Organ Transplant Service Line
M Health Fairview
Minneapolis, MN

Michael Petty, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Minneapolis, MN
.75 credit

New Therapies for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Nandita Khera, MD, MPH
Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ
1.0 credit
Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Lung Cancer
Amit Kulkarni, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
1.0 credit
Predicting, Inducing and Monitoring Graft Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation
Joseph R. Leventhal, MD, PhD
Interim Chief of Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery
Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery
Professor of Surgery (Organ Transplantation)
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL
1.0 credit
Current Approaches to Intestinal Failure
David F. Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of Transplantation
Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
.75 credit
The Effects of COVID-19 on Cancer Care
Diane Reidy-Lagunes, MD, MS
Associate Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Regional Care Network
President of the Medical Staff
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
.75 credit
Cardiac Surgery in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease
Rodrigo Martinez de Mello Vianna, MD, PhD
Director of Solid Organ Transplant Services
Professor and Chief, Liver and Gastrointestinal Transplantation
The Andreas Tzakis Chair in Transplant Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital;
Miami Transplant Institute
Miami, FL
.75 credit

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