Essentials of Oncology and Transplant Management for the Health Care Team

April 11, 2024 to April 12, 2024

These materials are intended only for those that attended the Essentials of Oncology and Transplant Management conference April 11–12, 2024, in Scottsdale, AZ.

Activity description

The Essentials of Oncology and Transplant Management is designed for all who are interested in learning best practices for optimal patient and/or benefit management in the fields of transplant medicine and oncology.

Provided by
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, coders, dietitians, dietetic technicians, managed care nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers, transplant coordinators and other health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this conference, learners should be able to:

  • Compare the distinct advantages and challenges of paired kidney donation and advance donor programs to traditional transplantation methods.
  • Discuss current and emerging diagnostic tools and techniques in monitoring posttransplant graft rejections, including molecular innovations.
  • Differentiate the benefits and role of normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) methods and their impact on organ preservation and patient outcomes.
  • Recognize the influence of social determinants of health (SDOH) on access to CAR T-cell therapy and patient autonomy, outcomes and experiences and discuss strategies to ensure equitable access.
  • Cite the implications of current heart-allocation policies, as well as their effect on ventricular assist device (VAD) utilization and overall transplantation outcomes.
  • Identify current and emerging gene therapies targeting hematologic disorders and hematologic cancers.
  • Describe advancements in CAR T-cell therapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Assess advancements in the development of liquid biopsy testing for early cancer detection and describe how these tests can be integrated into clinical settings.
  • Examine the broader implications of stem cell transplant advancements in treating hematologic malignancies.
  • Discuss the unique emotional challenges faced by patients and health care professionals during the final days of patients with terminal illness and review strategies for health care professionals to foster a supportive and compassionate patient environment through compassionate care that addresses the nuanced needs of these patients and their families.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.25 AAPC - Coders
  • 12.25 ABTC - Transplant Coordinators
  • 12.25 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 12.25 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 12.25 AMA - Physicians
  • 12.25 ANCC - Nurses
  • 12.25 APA - Psychologists
  • 12.25 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 12.25 CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • 12.25 CDR - Dietitians
  • 12.25 CMCN - Certified Managed Care Nurse
  • 12.25 ASWB - Social Workers
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
04/11/2024 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/12/2024 - 4:30pm EDT


  • Joseph Alvarnas, MD, City of Hope
  • Francisco Arabia, Sr., MD, Banner Health
  • Matthew Cooper, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Vanessa Ann Fabrizio, MD, MS, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC, FT, Conversations with Kelly
  • Irene K. Kim, MD, FACS, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Bonnie E. Lonze, MD, PhD, NYU Langone Transplant Institute
  • Philip Mack, PhD, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Navneet Majhail, MD, MS, FASTCT, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
  • Amit K. Mathur, MD, MS, FACS, Mayo Clinic
  • David F. Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS (C), FACS, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Javier L. Munoz, MD, MBA, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  • Satish Nadig, MD, PhD, FACS, Northwestern Medicine
  • Marie Neumann, MA, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Bryan Piatt, Mental Health Advocate
  • Mark Stegall, MD, Mayo Clinic


Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Matthew Cooper, MD
Mark B. Adams Chair in Transplant Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Solid Organ Transplant Service Line
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital;
Director, Solid Organ Transplantation
Children’s Wisconsin;
Tenured Professor of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Katie L. Lo Coco RN, BSN, CCTC, CCM
Clinical Operations Manager for Transplant Solutions M&R
Optum Health

C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President, Market Operations
Physician-in-Chief, Hematology
Sarah Cannon

Navneet Majhail, MD, MS, FASTCT
Physician-in-Chief of Blood Cancers
Director, Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at TriStar Centennial
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Executive Pharmacy Consultant

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Financial Relationship Key
 A-Advisory Board
 CT-Clinical Trial
 G- Grant/Research Support or Funding
 I-Stocks and Other Ownership Interests 
 S-Speakers’ Bureau
 O-Other Financial or Material Support

 Francisco Arabia, Sr., SynCardia Systems (C)

Vanessa Fabrizio: Adaptimmune (C)

Irene Kim: CareDx (C); Sanofi (A)

Bonnie Lonze: AlloVir, Inc, AbbVie, CareDx, Hansa Biopharma (G); ArgenX (A)

Philip Mack: Amgen, Vivace Therapeutics (C) 

Navneet Majhail: Anthem Inc (C); HCA Healthcare (I)    

David Mercer: Takeda, VectiveBio (G); Zealand Pharma (A, G)

Javier Munoz: Pharmacyclics/Abbvie, Bayer, Gilead/Kite, Beigene, Pfizer, Janssen, Celgene/BMS, Kyowa, Alexion, Fosunkite, Seattle Genetics, Karyopharm, Aurobindo, Verastem, Genmab, Genentech/Roche, ADC Therapeutics, Epizyme, Beigene, Novartis, Morphosys/Incyte, MEI, TG Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly (C); Bayer, Gilead/Kite, Celgene, Merck, Portola, Incyte, Genentech, Pharmacyclics, Seattle Genetics, Janssen, Millennium, Novartis, Beigene (G); Targeted Oncology, OncView, Curio, Physicians' Education Resource, and Seattle Genetics (S)

Satish Nadig: Pandorum Technologies (G, I)

Marie Neumann: Zealand Pharma (G); VectiveBio, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (C, S)     

Mark Stegall: Aiosyn (C); Janssen, Transplant Genomics Inc; Veloxis (G)    

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

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

Maximum CE credits available:  12.25
Thursday, April 11 — Up to 6.50 CE Credits
Friday, April 12 — Up to 5.75 CE Credits

Accreditation statement

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education. Optum Health 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 healthcare team.

Credit designation statements


This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 12.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Optum Health Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

AAPC-certified coders
AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation. The certificate will give the total CMEs possible for the offering. Physicians are advised to claim only the actual hours that they were present during the education. We ask that AAPC-certified members abide by this request also. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 12.25 contact hours (1.225 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 12.25contact hours (1.225 CEUs).
Unique activity number: JA0007123-0000-24-005-L01-P/T

The participant will be awarded up to 12.25 contact hours 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.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 12.25 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit=One CPEU). 

If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour=1 CPEU). 

RD's and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance indicator selection is at the learner's discretion. 

Managed Care Nurses
This activity has been approved for a maximum of 12.25 clock hours for Certified Managed Care Nurse (CMCN) recertification by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing (ABMCN).

Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this program. 12.25 CE hour.

Social workers

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As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Optum Health Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive up to12.25 live continuing education credits.

Transplant coordinators, transplant nurses, procurement transplant coordinators
The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) has approved this educational offering for up to 12.25 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs).

ILNA coding
The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.
Click here for a list of available ILNA points by Session. Total ILNA points available: 5.75

Disclaimer: “ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for ILNA points and is not for CNE accreditation. CNE programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing CE to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the CNE provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification or ILNA categories may be used in relation to the program.”

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 with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 12.25 AAPC - Coders
  • 12.25 ABTC - Transplant Coordinators
  • 12.25 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 12.25 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 12.25 AMA - Physicians
  • 12.25 ANCC - Nurses
  • 12.25 APA - Psychologists
  • 12.25 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 12.25 CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • 12.25 CDR - Dietitians
  • 12.25 CMCN - Certified Managed Care Nurse
  • 12.25 ASWB - Social Workers
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These materials are intended only for those that attended the Essentials of Oncology and Transplant Management conference April 11–12, 2024, in Scottsdale, AZ.

Instructions to claim credit 

To claim credit you must be logged into your Optum Health Education account. The access information provided for the virtual conference platform does not work on this website and your registration information will not carry over.   

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