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Agenda

Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
8:00 am Welcome and Introduction, David M. Ward, MD
ESSENTIALS FOR APHERESIS PRACTITIONERS (Session 1)
8:10 Apheresis Principles and Prescribing, David M. Ward, MD
8:45 Apheresis Hardware: Centrifuges, Membranes and Secondary Devices, Amber P. Sanchez, MD
9:25 Vascular Access for Apheresis, Scott Mullaney, MD
9:45 Q&A
10:00 Refreshment Break
ESSENTIALS FOR APHERESIS PRACTITIONERS (Session 2)
10:30 Adverse Effects in Apheresis Practice, Danuta Trzebinska, MD
10:55 Pharmacological Considerations in the Apheresis Patient, Linda Awdishu, PharmD
11:20 Transfusion Medicine for Therapeutic Apheresis, Patricia Kopko, MD
11:45 Q&A
12:00 pm Lunch Break
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES - INSTRUCTIVE CASES
1:15 Lessons from Small Patients: Pediatric Vignettes, Nadine M. Benador, MD
2:00 Lessons from Non-Human Patients: TPE in Veterinary Practice, Larry Cowgill, DVM, PhD
2:45 Q&A
3:00 Refreshment Break
Workshops 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

These small group workshops will offer the attendees a unique opportunity to study various techniques and machines used in therapeutic apheresis and learn about modalities that can be performed by different types of apheresis equipment, including centrifugal machines, membrane separators and secondary processing techniques such as LDL apheresis and photopheresis (ECP). Attendees will rotate through 4 stations and will be provided with opportunities to address specific questions and practicalities.

Workshops Topics:

  • Centrifugal Apheresis (TPE, HPCA, RBCX), Christina Anderson, BSN, RN, HP(ASCP)
  • Centrifugal Apheresis (TPE, HPCA), Richard Bandejas, BSN, RN
  • Membrane TPE (CRRT-based machine), Judy Kauffman, MSN, RN, CNN
  • Membrane TPE (Home HD-based machine), Rasheed A. Balogun, MD
  • Lipoprotein-Apheresis (LDL-Aph), Andrew Gayap, RN
  • Red Cell Exchange Apheresis (RBCX-Aph), Grace Testerman RN and Elaine Rodil-Cadapan, RN, BSN
  • Photopheresis (ECP system), Lousany Abero, BSN, RN
5:15 pm Adjourn for the Day

 

Friday, March 4, 2016

7:00 - 7:45 am BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS Optional Session. Space is limited. Cost: $25
  1. Jill Adamski, MD, PhD and Amber P. Sanchez, MD, TPE General, LDL, Indications
  2. Richard L. Edelson, MD, Emin Kansu, MD, and David M. Ward, MD, ECP, White Cell Collection and Depletion, BMT
  3. Rasheed A. Balogun, MD, Jan C. Hofmann, MD, and Eileen Lischer, MA, BSN, RN, CNN, Running a Therapeutic Apheresis Program
  4. Christina Anderson, RN, BSN, HP (ASCP), Judy Kauffman, MSN, RN, CNN, and Su Han, BSN, Nursing Clinical Practice
  5. Nadine M. Benador, MD, Robyn Cunard, MD, and Patricia Kopko, MD, TPE General, RBC Exchange, Pediatrics
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
8:00 am Announcements, David M. Ward, MD
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES – FOCUS ON CYTAPHERESIS AND PHOTOPHERESIS
8:05 Apheresis for Hyperleukocytosis and Thrombocythemia, Jill Adamski, MD, PhD
8:40 Current Perspectives on Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Emin Kansu, MD
9:15 The Two Faces of Photopheresis: Cancer-Specific Vaccination and Selective Suppression of Tissue Rejection, Richard L. Edelson, MD
9:45 Q&A
10:00 Refreshment Break
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES – APHERESIS IN THE CRITICAL CARE UNIT
10:30 Management of TTP & TMA, Jill Adamski, MD, PhD
11:00 Introduction to Hybrid Circuits, David M. Ward, MD
11:10 Real-Time Presentation of Combined Therapies (TPE + CRRT), Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., BSN, RN, Noel Oabel, BSN, RN, CNN, and Barry Wilson, RN, CNN
11:45 Q&A
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Concurrent Sessions 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm
  FRONTIERS IN APHERESIS SCIENCE
Chair: David M. Ward, MD
EXPERTISE IN APHERESIS PRACTICE
Chair: Isagani Jhun Marquez, BSN, RN
1:15 Exosome Biology and the Role of TPE, Satish P. RamachandraRao, PhD 1:15 Nursing Care Challenges- Caring for the VAD patient on Apheresis, Judy Kauffman, MSN, RN, CNN
1:45 Photopheresis: Personalized Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy,Richard L. Edelson, MD 1:45 Therapeutic Plasma & Red Blood Cell Exchanges: Best Practices for Treatment Specific Patient Care, Christina Anderson RN, BSN
2:15 New Data on ECP in Chronic GVHD Patients, Emin Kansu, MD 2:15 Vascular Access for Apheresis Modalities, Daniel B. Patiag, BSN, RN, CNN
  2:45 Galectin-3 Removal by Apheresis: Significance and Clinical Applications, Isaac Eliaz, MD 2:45 A Patient’s Experience with Her Treatment and Vortex Access, Rona Wiggins, MSW
  3:15 Q&A 3:15 Q&A
  3:30 Refreshment Break 3:30 Refreshment Break
Plenary Session 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES – MANAGING THE THERAPEUTIC APHERESIS PROGRAM
4:00 Management of a Hospital-Based Apheresis Program, Rasheed A. Balogun, MD
4:25 Management of a Mobile Apheresis Program, Jan C. Hofmann, MD
4:50 Therapeutic Apheresis Reimbursement: What's New in 2016, Keith Berman MPH, MBA
5:15 Q&A
5:30 pm Adjourn for the Day

 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
8:00 am Announcements, David M. Ward, MD
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES – DEVELOPING INSIGHTS & TREATMENTS
8:05 Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis: Update on Molecules and Modalities, David M. Ward, MD
8:40 Beyond LDL-apheresis: The Biology and Therapeutics of Lp(a), Sotirios (Sam) Tsimikas, MD
9:15 The Annual Review of Apheresis: Selected Publications, Jan C. Hofmann, MD
9:45 Q&A
10:00 Refreshment Break
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES – THE REQUEST FOR URGENT PLASMA EXCHANGE
10:15 The Reintroduction of the HP(ASCP) Qualification, Christina Anderson, BSN, RN, HP(ASCP)
10:30 Anti-GBM and ANCA Emergencies, Robyn Cunard, MD
11:00 TPE for Sepsis, Including TAMOF, Jan C. Hofmann, MD
11:30 TPE for Urgent Neurologic Indications, Amber P. Sanchez, MD
12:00 pm Q&A
12:15 Closing Remarks, David M. Ward, MD
12:30 pm Final Adjournment

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