Worth up to 13.00 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, APA, ASWB, CCMC, CDR and Attendance
Start Date: Jan. 2, 2023
Expiration Date: Jan. 2, 2025

Intended audience
These activities are designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, social workers and other health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in learning best practices for optimal patient and/or benefit management in the areas of organ and blood/marrow transplantation, cancer care, health and wellness, comorbid diseases, complex-medical-condition support, case management and utilization management.

Activity Description
These activities consist of recordings from the "31st Annual National Conference" held Oct. 17–19, 2022, in Bloomington, Minn.

Throughout these activities, experts address gaps in the management of complex medical and behavioral health care. During these activities, innovative clinical, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion health care topics are brought to the forefront.

Learning Objectives

Health care professionals need to have the competency, skills, and ability to apply new information learned as they care for individual patients and their families, as well as for themselves. As a result of attending this conference, learners should be able to:

  • Provide an update on current trends in CAR T-cell therapy, including emerging opportunities across multiple disease states.
  • Describe the hallmarks of successful transplant programs that provide improved access to care and can be customized by other programs to optimize health equality.
  • Recognize the challenges surrounding the timely diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and their impact on quality of life, costs, and outcomes.
  • Identify new data regarding chronic kidney disease (CKD), cardiovascular and metabolic disease, the genomic premises of CKD, and emerging targeted therapies.
  • Report on the current state of obesity care and analyze strategies to decrease the inequity found in obesity prevention and management.
  • Discuss the role and utilization of specialty pharmacies and the processes and costs associated with the pharmaceuticals they provide.
  • Examine multiple aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including key takeaways for future pandemics, current data on long COVID syndrome, and its role in highlighting telehealth as an essential platform to ensure continuity of care.
  • Detail updates in colorectal cancer care, including prevalence trends, screening recommendations and modalities, current and emerging treatments focused on tumor-specific targets and recent findings in research studies and clinical trials.
  • Explain the ambulatory allogeneic transplant model and recognize the potential advantages and drawbacks of these programs.
  • Explore health care transition plans that optimize care team integration for pediatric patients moving to adult medical health services and how the utilization of these plans impact health outcomes.
  • Discuss interventional and collaborative care approaches that can address the surging mental health crisis in adolescents and help mitigate suicidality.

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Addressing the Unpredictable Diagnostic Odyssey of Rare Disease 
Matthew Might, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Computer Science
Hugh Kaul Endowed Chair in Personalized Medicine
Director, Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
1.00 Credit

The Challenging Journey to Diagnosis: A Personal Experience Panel
.75 credit
Susana Castro-Alcaraz, MD, FAAP
Senior Medical Director, Women’s Health
Optum Health Solutions
Manhattan, NY

Pat Furlong
President and CEO
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Washington, DC

Thomas Kelly
Father of a child with a rare genetic disorder
Founder, UnitedHealth Group Special Needs Initiative
Former Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
UnitedHealth Group
Minneapolis, MN

Matthew Might, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Computer Science
Hugh Kaul Endowed Chair in Personalized Medicine
Director, Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Successes, Challenges and Emerging Opportunities of CAR T-Cell Therapy
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President, Market Operations
Physician-in-Chief, Hematology
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, TN
.75 credit

Colorectal Cancer: Updates in Screening, Treatment & Research
Richard D. Kim, MD
Professor of Oncology
University of South Florida College of Medicine;
Service Chief of Medical Gastrointestinal Oncology
Senior Member, Gastrointestinal Oncology Department
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL
1.00 Credit

A Model for Transplant Programs: Improving Access to Care
Juan C. Caicedo, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Medical Group
Chicago, IL
.75 credit

Obesity Care: Identifying Challenges and Inequities that Impact Health Outcomes
Adam H. Gilden, MD, MSCE
Division of General Internal Medicine
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO
.75 credit

Ambulatory Allogeneic Transplant: Strategies for a Safe and Optimal Process
Toni Dubeau, NP
Stem Cell Transplant Program Nurse Practitioner
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
1.00 Credit

Transition of Care: Our Patients Are Growing Up
Hesham Eissa, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado, School of Medicine
Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapeutics
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
.75 credit

What’s Special about Specialty Pharmacy?
Sheila Arquette, RPh
President & CEO
PAC Assistant Treasurer
National Association of Specialty Pharmacy
Washington, DC
1.00 Credit

Everything Keeps Changing! What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Pandemic Surveillance
Marc Lipsitch, DPhil
Director of Science
Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Director and Professor of Epidemiology
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA
.75 credit

Maintaining the Momentum of Telehealth Expansion
Brian Hasselfeld, MD
Instructor, General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medical Director, Digital Health and Telemedicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD
1.00 Credit

Long COVID Syndrome
Ryan T. Hurt, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine;
Vice Chair of Practice and Vice Chair of Research
Division of General Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
.75 Credit

Personal Experience with Transplantation
Robert Montgomery, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Surgery
NYU Langone Transplant Institute
New York, NY
1.00 Credit

Chronic Kidney Disease, Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease: Insights into Present and Future Treatment
Fahad Aziz, MD, FASN
Assistant Professor of Medicine (CHS)
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Division of Nephrology-Transplant Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI
.75 credit

The National Mental Health Crisis in Adolescents: Expanding Current Capabilities to Meet Surging Needs
Nerissa S. Bauer, MD, MPH
Behavioral Pediatrician
Consultant | Blogger
NSB Consulting, LLC
Carmel, IN
1.00 credit

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These activities are provided by Optum Health Education.

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