Blood/Marrow Transplant for Autoimmune Disease

Activity description

Autoimmune diseases are caused by an overactive immune system that targets the patient’s own cells. Most individuals with autoimmune disorders respond to conventional drug therapies; however, conventional drug therapies are not curative. Although not all autoimmune diseases can be treated with a blood/marrow transplant (BMT), the primary concept underlying use of a BMT for these diseases is that ablating and “resetting” the immune system can alter the disease process. This session will discuss the autoimmune diseases that are treated with a BMT, the impact on a patient’s quality of life, treatment-related mortality and morbidity, and overall survival after BMT.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in blood/marrow transplant for treatment of autoimmune disease.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify diseases that can be treated with a blood/marrow transplant (BMT).
  • Describe the primary concept underlying use of a BMT for treatment of autoimmune disease.
  • State treatment-related mortality and morbidity, as well as the impact on quality of life for BMT recipients with autoimmune disease.

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
08/09/2019
Activity expires: 
08/09/2021
Rating: 
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Blood/Marrow Transplant for Autoimmune Disease
Matthew Mei, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
City of Hope
Duarte, CA

Activity planners
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology/Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Chief, Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
Founding Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President
Sarah Cannon Market Operations
Physician in Chief of Blood Cancers
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, TN

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in the control of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

The remaining faculty and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accrediation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit designation statements
IPCE Credit logoThis activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-19-196-H01-P/T

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
08/09/2019
Activity expires: 
08/09/2021
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