Fundamentals of HCT of Training Course

Fundamentals of HCT Training Course

The Fundamentals of HCT Training Course is a 2-day conference that will be taking place virtually on Saturday, April 24 - Sunday, April 25. This course provides a broad overview and introduction of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), also referred to as blood and marrow transplantation (BMT), as well as cellular immunotherapy (CI). Throughout the lectures, participants will be introduced to numerous aspects of the HCT-CI processes, which are designed to develop or enhance skills required in the management of patients undergoing these procedures. This course incorporates case-based learning to emphasize application of concepts taught through didactic lecture with a strong focus on the pharmacotherapeutic management. Additional details, guidance, and review of clinical materials can also be found in the supplemental electronic handbook. The target audience for this course includes new practitioners, residents, fellows, pharmacists, and nurses or those training in this discipline.


Registration to the virtual conference includes access to the newly revised Fundamentals of HCT eBook. The Fundamentals of HCT eBook provides up-to-date clinical information and covers the entire transplant process from pre-transplant consultation to post-transplant care. 

Registration will close at 4PM CT on Friday, April 23. 

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ASTCT Member Rate 


Non-Member Rate


Fellow/Trainee Rate


Attendees will have unlimited access to the virtual platform for 45 days to review recordings. Access to recording will end on June 8, 2021. CE credit must be claimed by June 8, 2021 to meet reporting deadlines in CPE Monitor. Sessions do not need to be watched live to claim continuing education credit. There is no registration limit in place. 

Cancellation Policy

Registered attendees will have unlimited access to all sessions until June 8, 2021. Therefore, ASTCT will not be refunding any registrations to the 2021 virtual Fundamentals of HCT Training Course. Registration payments are non-transferable. 

Program Agenda*

Day 1; Saturday, April 24, 2021



9:00 – 9:15AM CT

Welcome – Opening Remarks

Dr. Laura Whited, PharmD, BCOP; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

9:20 – 10:20AM CT

Introduction to Transplant

Dr. Alison Gulbis, PharmD, BCOP; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

10:25 – 11:40AM CT

Stem Cell Mobilization                     

Dr. Teresa Thakrar, PharmD, BCOP; Indiana University Health-Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN

11:40 – 11:50AM CT


11:50 – 12:50PM CT

Principles of Conditioning in HCT (Including Busulfan Pharmacokinetics)

Dr. Mariana Lucena, PharmD, BCOP; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

12:50 – 1:30PM CT


1:30 – 2:45PM CT

Immune Effector Cell Therapy Basics and Toxicities

Dr. Christina Bachmeier, PharmD, BCOP; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

2:50 – 3:20PM CT


Dr. Katie Gatwood, PharmD, BCOP; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

3:20 – 3:30PM CT


3:30 - 4:15PM CT

Post HCT Maintenance Strategies

Dr. Jason Yeh, PharmD, BCOP; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Day 1 concludes


Program Agenda – Day 2: Sunday, April 25, 2021



9:00 – 10:00AM CT

Viral Infections Following HCT

Dr. LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, BCOP: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

10:05 – 11:00 AM CT

Fungal Infections (Prophylaxis and Management)

Dr. Laura Whited, PharmD, BCOP; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

11:00 – 11:20AM CT


11:20 – 12:20PM CT

Acute GVHD

Helen B. Leather, BPharm, BCPS; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

12:20 – 12:50PM CT


12:50 – 1:50PM CT

Chronic GVHD

Dr. Rebecca Gonzalez, PharmD, BCOP; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

1:55 – 2:30PM CT


Dr. Zahra Mahmoudjafari, PharmD, BCOP; Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

2:30 – 2:45PM CT


2:45 – 3:45PM CT

Special Populations in HCT Panel Discussion

  • Pediatrics: Dr. Susie Long, PharmD, BCOP, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Geriatrics: Dr. Laura Whited, PharmD, BCOP; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Day 2 concludes

agenda is subject to change


Continuing Education Information

Click here to view the program syllabus. 


The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and will award up to 11.25 CEUs to pharmacists who complete the activity and evaluation forms. Each session within this activity will be assigned a UAN number. Sessions will be assigned as either knowledge or application based. Your CE credits will be submitted electronically to the CPE Monitor. CE providers must upload participant information within 60 days from the date the participant completed the live activity.


Please submit all evaluations and credit requests no later than 45 days after this activity to ensure your credit fulfillment, as CE credit cannot be awarded past 60 days from the activity date.



  1. Review the activities objectives and CE information.
  2. Participate in the CE activities.
  3. Complete the CE evaluation form, indicating which sessions you completed in their entirety.
  4. All US-based pharmacists must supply their National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) electronic Profile Identification (ePID) number and their birth month and day (MM/DD). No credit can or will be issued without this information. To acquire an NABP ePID, go to and click on CPE Monitor.
  5. Your CE credits will be submitted electronically to the CPE Monitor.


For questions or issues related to continuing pharmacy education, please contact Heather Tarbox at The France Foundation