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Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
8:00 Welcome and Introductions, David M. Ward, MD
Chair: David M. Ward, MD
8:10 Apheresis Therapies: Overview and Prescription, Amber P. Sanchez, MD
8:50 Complications and Vascular Access, Robyn Cunard, MD
9:20 Centrifuges, Filters, and Columns, David M. Ward, MD
9:45 Q&A
10:00 Refreshment Break
Chair: Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS
10:30 Drug Dosing and Timing in Apheresis, Jade M. Kozuch, PharmD, BCPS
10:50 Treatments of Drug and Toxin Exposure by Apheresis, Linda Awdishu, PharmD
11:10 Special Considerations in Apheresis Anticoagulation, Amber P. Sanchez, MD
11:30 Updates From the Blood Bank, Patricia Kopko, MD
12:00 pm Q&A
12:10 Lunch Break
Chair: Bethany E. Karl, DO
1:15 Overview of Pediatric Apheresis: Plasmapheresis and RBC Exchange, Nadine M. Benador, MD
1:40 Pediatric Apheresis Concurrent with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) or Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), Peter Yorgin, MD
2:00 Apheresis Cases From the Children’s Hospital, Caitlin E. Carter, MD
2:20 LDL-Apheresis: Evolving Indications and the New Anti-Cholesterol Drugs, David M. Ward, MD
2:45 Q&A
3:00 Refreshment Break
Rotating Small Group Sessions 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

These small group sessions will offer attendees a unique interactive 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, such as centrifugal machines, membrane separators, selective plasma processing methods, and photopheresis systems. All attendees will rotate through three 40-minute sessions and will be provided with opportunities to address specific questions and practicalities.

Small Group Session Topics:

  • Centrifugal TPE and Cell Apheresis – Jerel Malong, RN, QIA, Richard Bandejas, BSN, RN, Thuan Tran, BSN, CNN, QIA, and Yun Yang, RN
  • Selective Apheresis and Photopheresis (ECP) – Lousany Abero, BSN, RN, Elaine Rodil-Cadapan, RN, QIA, and Andrew Gayap, RN
  • Membrane Systems – Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS and Donna Braun, RN, BSN, CNN
5:15 Adjourn for the Day
5:15 - 5:45 pm Apheresis Equipment Open Session (Non-Accredited)
Friday, February 23, 2018
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Optional Session [0.75 credits will be awarded for this session]
Select ONE during the registration process (Cost: $20). Space is limited.
  • Experts: Daniel Patiag, BSN, CNN, and Marian Cabandong, BSN – Best Use and Maintenance of Vascular Access (Peripheral Veins, Fistula / Grafts, Catheters, and Ports)
  • Experts: Jan C. Hofmann, MD, Patricia M. Kopko, MD, and Christine Fernandez, RN, MSN, OCN – Specialized Apheresis Procedures Including Red Blood Cell Exchange and White Blood Cell Depletion
  • Experts: Carl H. June, MD, Laura Connelly Smith, MBBCh, DM, and David M. Ward, MD – Cellular Therapies, Blood Marrow Transplant (BMT) and New Therapeutic Directions
  • Experts: Jill Adamski, MD, PhD and Amber P. Sanchez, MD – Diseases Treated By Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) / Managing Uncertain Indications
  • Experts: Nadine M. Benador, MD, Caitlin E. Carter, MD, and Alicia Garcia, RN, HP(ASCP)CM Nursing and Physician Considerations in Pediatric Apheresis
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 12:10 pm
8:00 Announcements, David M. Ward, MD
Chair: David M. Ward, MD
8:05 Advances in Stem Cell Transplantation and Cell Harvest Apheresis, Laura Connelly Smith, MBBCh, DM
8:35 Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cells and the Future of Cell Therapies, Carl H. June, MD
9:15 Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP): Present and Future, Jill Adamski, MD, PhD
9:50 Q&A
10:05 Refreshment Break
Chair: Amber P. Sanchez, MD

Selective CRP Apheresis As a New Treatment Option in Acute Myocardial Infarction: First Results of the CAMI1 Study, Wolfgang Ries, MD

11:00 Literature Review: The Year in Apheresis, Jan C. Hofmann, MD
11:30 Apheresis Lessons From Other Species, Larry Cowgill, DVM
11:55 Q&A
12:10 pm Lunch Break
Concurrent Sessions 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Chair: David M. Ward, MD
Chair: Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., RN, MSN, QIA
1:15 Soluble TNF Receptor Immunoadsorption: Progress Towards an Apheresis Treatment for Cancer, Thomas E. Ichim, PhD 1:15 Stem Cell Collection Process, Alicia Garcia, RN, HP(ASCP)CM
1:45 Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) in Liver Transplant Rejection, Mita M. Shah, MD 1:45 Cellular Therapies, Christine Fernandez, RN, MSN, OCN
2:15 Chylomicronemia Syndrome and Its Management with LDL-Apheresis, Wolfgang Ries, MD 2:15 Pathway / Assessment of a Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Patient, Elaine O'Reilly, RN, OCN
2:45 Q&A 2:45 Q&A
3:00 Refreshment Break 3:00 Refreshment Break
Plenary Session 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Chair: Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., RN, MSN, QIA
3:30 A Patient’s Experience, Erin Reid, MD
4:00 Ethics and Advocacy in Apheresis Medicine, Jan C. Hofmann, MD
4:30 Apheresis Coverage / Reimbursement in 2018: Focus on Photopheresis and RBC Exchange, Keith Berman MPH, MBA
5:00 Q&A
5:15 pm Adjourn for the Day
Saturday, February 24, 2018
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Optional Session [0.75 credits will be awarded for this session]
Select ONE during the registration process (Cost: $20). Space is limited.
  • Experts: Amber P. Sanchez, MD and Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., RN, MSN, QIA – Initiating and Managing a Therapeutic Apheresis Program
  • Experts: Christine Fernandez, RN, MSN, OCN and Grace Testerman, RN, QIA – Optimizing Apheresis Treatments (Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, Red Blood Cell, Cellular Depletions – Care of Difficult Patients During Procedures)
  • Experts: Jill Adamski, MD, PhD, Jan C. Hofmann, MD, and Robyn Cunard, MD – Experience With New Options for Vascular Access / Management of Adverse Events During Therapeutic Apheresis
  • Experts: David M. Ward, MD, Laura Connelly Smith, MBBCh, DM, and Larry Cowgill, DVM – Established and Novel Applications of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, Extracorporeal Photopheresis, and LDL-Apheresis
  • Experts: Patricia M. Kopko, MD and Mita M. Shah, MD – Role of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in the Management of Common Auto-Antibody and Allo-Antibody Diseases
  • Experts: Keith Berman MPH, MBA and Anita Ihasz-Davis – Reimbursement and Authorization for Therapeutic Apheresis

Cell Depletion in the Post-Spectra Era, Christina (Chrissy) Anderson, RN, BSN, HP (ASCP), QIA

This session is not accredited.

Plenary Session 8:25 am – 12:30 pm
8:25 Announcements, Amber P. Sanchez, MD
Chair: Amber P. Sanchez, MD
8:30 Update in Thrombotic Microangiopathy: Newer Diagnostics and TMA Algorithms,  Jan C. Hofmann, MD
9:00 Q&A
9:10 Cases for the Experts (Discussion of Attendee Submitted Cases), Chair: Amber P. Sanchez, MD
Panel: Jill Adamski, MD, PhD, Nadine M. Benador, MD, Laura Connelly Smith, MBBCh, DM, Jan C. Hofmann, MD, Patricia Kopko, MD, Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., RN, MSN, QIA, and David M. Ward, MD
10:05 Refreshment Break
Chair: David M. Ward, MD
10:30 Apheresis in Solid Organ Transplantation, Mita M. Shah, MD
10:55 Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for Neurological Indications, Jeffrey Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, FAAN
11:30 Apheresis for Renal Diseases, David M. Ward, MD
12:05 pm Q&A
12:15 Closing Remarks, David M. Ward, MD and Amber P. Sanchez, MD
12:30 pm Final Adjournment

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