Fundamentals of HCT of Training Course

Fundamentals of HCT Training Course

Attending HOPA’s 16th Annual Conference? Add the Fundamentals of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) Training Course to your agenda. Join us at the 2020 Fundamentals of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) Training Course. This course provides practitioners with the skills required to manage patients undergoing HCT, also referred to as blood or marrow transplant (BMT), with a focus on pharmacotherapeutic management throughout the transplant process.The course also incorporates case-based learning to emphasize application of concepts taught through didactic lecture. 

Course Details

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET
  • Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM ET
Location: Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL

Agenda

Day 1 - Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time Session
12:30PM - 1:00PM Registration/Check-In Opens
1:00PM – 1:15PM Welcome – Opening Remarks
(Dr. Laura Whited, PharmD, BCOP; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX)
Overview of Autologous HCT
1:15PM – 2:00PM Session 1: Stem Cell Mobilization
(Dr. Teresa Thakrar, PharmD, BCOP; Indiana University Health-Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN)
2:00PM – 2:45PM Session 2: Autologous Transplantation
  • Conditioning regimens (30 minutes)
  • AutoHCT wrap up (15 min)
  • (Patient case, Infections, engraftment syndrome, follow-up, vaccines, maintenance therapy (MM))
(Dr. Teresa Thakrar, PharmD, BCOP; Indiana University Health-Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN)
Break
CAR-T Overview
3:00PM - 4:00PM Session 3: CAR-T Basic Intro & Toxicity
(Dr. Christina Bachmeier, PharmD, BCOP; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL)
Allogeneic HCT
4:00PM - 4:45PM



4:45PM - 5:15PM


5:15PM - 6:00PM
Session 4: Conditioning Regimens (Including Busulfan Pharmacokinetics)
(Dr. Julianna Roddy, PharmD, BCOP; The James Cancer Hospital atThe Ohio State University, Columbus, OH)

Session 5: VOD
(Dr. Ashley Teusink-Cross, PharmD, MBA, BCPS; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH)

Session 6: Post-HCT maintenance
(Dr. Tatjana Grgic, PharmD,BCOP, CPP, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, NC)
6:00PM - 6:05PM Day 1 Wrap Up

Time Session
Overview of Allogeneic HCT (continued)
8:00AM - 9:00AM




9:00AM - 9:45AM
Session 7: Day +31 to Day +100 (Infection Complications)
Prophylaxis and Management of Viral Infections
(Dr. Ila Saunders, PharmD, BCOP; UC San Diego; Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services, San Diego, CA)

Session 8: Prophylaxis and Management of Fungal Infections
(Dr. Laura Whited, PharmD, BCOP; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX)
9:45AM - 10:45AM Session 9: Acute GVHD
(Dr. Elizabeth DiMaggio, PharmD, BCOP, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL)
10:45AM -11:00AM Break
11:00AM - 11:45AM



11:45AM - 12:15PM
Session 10: Day +100 and Beyond
Chronic GVHD
(Dr. Rebecca Gonzalez, PharmD; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL)

Session 11: Vaccinations
(Dr. Julianna Roddy, PharmD, BCOP; The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH)
12:15PM - 1:15PM Session 12: Special Populations in HCT Panel Discussion

(Pediatrics: Dr. Ashley Teusink-Cross, PharmD, MBA, BCPS; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH)

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

(Panelists: Dr. Ashely Teusink-Cross, Dr. Julianna Roddy, Dr. Laura Whited)
1:15PM - 1:30PM Day 2 Wrap Up


Registration Information*

  • Before January 31: $200
  • After January 31: $225
Registration to the course includes access to the 2019 Beyond Fundamentals of HCT eBook.
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*Please note: Registration for the course is separate from registration HOPA's 16th Annual Conference. 

Course Webinars
Registration to the Fundamentals of HCT Training Course will include access to two webinars; Introduction to HCT and Peri-Engraftment.

Introduction to HCT Live Webinar
The Introduction to HCT Webinar on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 2:00PM to 2:45PM CT. This webinar will be presented by Alison Gulbis, PharmD.

This webinar is designed to provide participants an introduction and overview of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT).  During the presentation, participants will be provided a:

  • Historical overview of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT);
  • Review of sources of hematopoietic stem cells utilized in HCT and their associated advantages and disadvantages;
  • Summary of the HCT process, including the evaluation of a potential patients, the execution of the HCT procedure itself and associated toxicities and complications; and
  • List of important resources to aid healthcare professionals caring for HCT patients.

Peri-engraftment and Infectious Complications in Autologous HCT 
The Peri-engraftment and Infectious Complications in Autologous HCT Webinar on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 2:00PM to 2:45PM CT. This webinar will be presented by Kelly Valla, PharmD, BCOP.


This webinar is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the common complications that can be expected during the peri-engraftment period of autologous HCT including: nausea/vomiting, mucositis, engraftment syndrome, and infection.  During the presentation, participants will be provided:

  • Evidence-based strategies for the prevention and management of nausea/vomiting in the context of preparative regimens used in autologous HCT;
  • Supportive care options recommended to prevent mucositis caused by preparative agents used in autologous HCT;
  • Diagnostic criteria and appropriate pharmacologic interventions for patients in whom engraftment syndrome is suspected; and

A review of infectious pathogens of concern in autologous HCT along with appropriate prophylactic coverage and treatment for febrile neutropenia and Clostridioidies difficile. 

Accreditation

CE Synergy, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). CE Synergy has assigned 9.5 contact hours (0.95 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit for this knowledge and application-based activity.

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Educational Support

We would like to encourage your participation in the Fundamentals of HCT via educational support grants. Please feel free to contact Angie Dahl if you have any questions or need additional information.