Clinical Education Virtual Conference FOR APPS, NURSES, AND FELLOWS

The Clinical Education Virtual Conference for APPs, Nurses, and Fellows is a two day program that provides attendees with a deeper understanding of the diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic treatments for acute and chronic complications of hematopoietic cell transplantation and cellular therapies. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions that will dig deeper into case studies and treatments of either the adult or pediatric patient populations, or attend a track specially designed for beginners (defined as at about one year into their careers in the field).

Registrants will receive up to 18 ACCME or ANCC continuing education credit hours for participation during the live conference and may also view and receive credit for 30 days after the close of the conference. 

Registration for the 2023 Conference is now closed.

Program Agenda - Day 1: Thursday, October 19, 2023

All times are listed in Central Time (CT)

8:00 - 8:10 AM
Welcome and Housekeeping
8:10 - 8:55 AM
Best of Tandem
Miguel Perales, MD; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
9:00 - 9:45 AM
Advanced Cell Therapy: BiTE/TriTE, Allogeneic CAR-T, Off the Shelf Products
Sid Ganguly, MD, FACP, Houston Methodist Hospital/Neal Cancer Center
9:50 - 10:20 AM
Safer Opioid Prescribing in the Transplant Patient
Melissa B. Weimer, DO, MCR, DFASAM, Yale School of Medicine
10:20 - 10:35 AM
10:35 - 11:20 AM
Microbiome: Effect on Immune Function, Response to Immune Modulators, and Potential Role in GvHD
Rob Jenq, MD; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
11:25 - 11:55 AM
Palliative Care: Goals of Care and Ethics
Joyce Neumann, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
12:00 - 12:30 PM
Recent Advances in Pharmacotherapy for Hematologic Malignancies
Grace Baek, PharmD, BCOP, and Ivan Huang, PharmD, BCOP, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine
12:45 - 1:30 PM
Product Theater/Lunch Break
A Discussion of a Real-world Patient Case of Chronic GvHD - Intervene at the First Signs of Initial Systemic Treatment Failure (promotional activity provided by Incyte/non-accredited session)
1:35 - 2:20 PM
Transplant and CAR-T Related Cardiotoxicity
Syed Saad Mahmood, MD, MPH, St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center, Catholic Health Services in Long Island
2:25 - 2:55 PM
Graft Failure Post Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
Roni Tamari, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2:55 - 3:10 PM
3:10 - 3:55 PM
Non-infectious Lung Injury
Gregory Yanik, MD; Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan
4:00 - 4:30 PM
Unique Challenges and Considerations for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
K. Scott Baker, MD, MS; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine
4:30 PM
Day 1 Concludes


Program Agenda - Day 2: Friday, October 20, 2023

All times are Central.

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Making a Difference: An Introduction to the ASTCT-NMDP Access Initiative
Jeff Auletta, NMDP
9:00 - 10:05 AM
Concurrent Sessions (See Below)
10:05 - 10:20 AM
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions (See Below)
12:15 - 1:00 PM
Product Theater/Lunch Break: A Closer Look at REZUROCK (R) (belumosudil): Patient Cases  (promotional activity provided by Incyte/non-accredited session)
1:05 - 2:10 PM
Concurrent Sessions (See Below)
2:10 - 2:25 PM
2:25 - 3:10 PM
Professional Development - Finding Your Niche (panel)
Misty Evans, DNP, CPNP-AC, BMTCN, Sarah Cannon Research Institute / Alisa Heitman, MSN, NP-C, University of Chicago Medical Center / Liza Rodriguez, DNP, APRN, AOCNP, University of Kansas Cancer Center
3:15 - 4:00 PM
Choosing an Alternative Donor (panel)
John Dipersio MD, PhD, Washington University of Medicine / Filippo Milano, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine / Elizabeth Shpall, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
4:00 PM
Conference Concludes


Day 2 Concurrent Sessions:

Beginners Track Sessions:

9:00 - 9:30 AM
TA-TMA: Diagnosis and Treatment, New Risk Stratification
Carolyn Mulroney, MD; University of California San Diego
9:35 - 10:05 AM
Post-Transplant Infections
Leah Hampson Yoke, PA-C; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine
10:20 - 10:50 AM
Transplant Basics: Indications for Auto vs Allo vs CAR-T in Lymphoma
Mayzar Shadman, MD, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine
10:55 - 11:25 AM
Pharmacologic Updates / Conditioning Regimens
Gianni Scappaticci, PharmD, BCOP, University of Michigan Health System
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
In the Eye of the Storm: Case Studies on Engraftment Syndrome, CAR-T CRS, and Haploidentical Transplant Related CRS
Chelsea Honstain, FNP, University of Michigan
1:05 - 1:35 PM
Overview of CAR T-cell Therapy
Sherry Adkins, MSN, ANP-C, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1:40 - 2:10 PM
Transplant Basics: Risk Stratification for ALL
Partow Kebriaei, MD; MD Anderson Cancer Center

Adult Track Sessions:

9:00 - 9:30 AM
CAR-T in Multiple Myeloma and Associated HLH Review
Elizabeth Zerante, AGACNP-BC, University of Chicago
9:35 - 10:05 AM
Unusual Presentations of Chronic GVHD
Betty Ky Hamilton, MD; Cleveland Clinic
10:20 - 11:25 AM
Evaluation and Optimization of Geriatric Transplant Candidates
Keriann Kordas, MSN, APN, University of Chicago Nicholas Szewczyk, APRN, MSN, ANP-C; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Post-Transplant Maintenance Therapies for AML and ALL
Alexandra Gomez, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
1:05 - 1:35 PM
Updates in Management of Acute and Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease
Jordan Snyder, PharmD, BCOP, University of Kansas Health System
1:40 - 2:10 PM
Sexual Health Post-Transplant
Oluwatosin "Tosin" Goje, MD, MSCR, FACOG, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Pediatric Track Sessions:

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Immuno Therapies for High-Risk Neuroblastoma: Current Perspectives
Navin Pinto, MD, University of Colorado
9:35 - 10:05 AM
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH); Diagnosis and Treatment Updates
Rabi Hanna, MD, Cleveland Clinic Children's
10:20 - 10:50 AM
Transplant Related Organ Dysfunction: Endocrine Adrenal Insufficiency in the Pediatric HSCT Patient
Priyanka Bakhtiani, MD, FAAP, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/ Keck School of Medicine at USC
10:55 - 11:25 AM
Intracranial CAR-T cells for Children with CNS Tumors
Nicholas Vitanza, MD, Seattle Children's
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Challenges in GVHD- A Case Presentation
Michelle Skinner, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
1:05 - 1:35 PM
The Role of Reproductive Endocrinology in the AYA Heme Malignancy Population
Kenan Omurtag, MD, Washington University
1:40 - 2:10 PM
Pediatric Radiology Refreshers: Reading CT Chest and Abdomen
Aparna Joshi, MD, FAAP, University of Michigan