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2017 Agenda

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 2:45 pm
8:00 Welcome and Introduction, David M. Ward, MD
ESSENTIALS AND UPDATES (Session 1)
8:10 Apheresis Therapies: Principles and Prescribing, David M. Ward, MD
8:50 Vascular Access Experiences and New Approaches, Amber P. Sanchez, MD
9:20 Top Ten Secrets of Trouble-Free Procedures, Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS
9:45 Q&A
10:00 Refreshment Break
ESSENTIALS AND UPDATES (Session 2)
10:30 Therapeutic Cytapheresis: RBC Exchange and WBC Depletion, Jan C. Hofmann, MD
10:55 Updates in Transfusion Medicine, Patricia Kopko, MD
11:20 Apheresis in Pediatric Practice, Nadine M. Benador, MD
11:45 Q&A
12:00 pm Lunch Break
ESSENTIALS AND UPDATES (Session 3)
1:15 Apheresis Insights from the Pharmacologist, Linda Awdishu, PharmD
1:40 Centrifuges, Circuits and Columns, David M. Ward, MD
2:05 Real-Time Presentation of Dynamic Apheresis Circuits, Larry Cowgill, DVM and Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., RN, MSN
2:30 Q&A
2:45 Refreshment Break
Rotating Workshops 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

These small group workshops will offer attendees a unique hands-on 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, and selective plasma processing methods including photopheresis systems. All attendees will rotate through three 40-minute workshop sessions and will be provided with opportunities to address specific questions and practicalities.

Workshop Session Topics:

  • Centrifugal TPE and Cell Apheresis – Christina Anderson, RN, BSN and Richard Bandejas, BSN, RN
  • Selective Apheresis and Photopheresis (ECP) – Lousany Abero, BSN, RN and Jerel Malong, RN
  • Membrane Systems – Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS and Judy Kauffman, DNP(c), MSN
5:15 Adjourn for the Day
5:45 pm Workshop Open Session (Non-Accredited)
Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 - 7:45 BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS
Optional Session [0.75 credits will be awarded for this session]
Select ONE during the registration process (Cost: $20). Space is limited.
  • Experts: David M. Ward, MD and Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD – Intensity and Duration of  Plasma Exchange Therapy
  • Experts: Amber P. Sanchez, MD and Nadine M. Benador, MD – Pediatric and Adult Applications Including Nephrology and Neurology
  • Experts: Patricia Kopko, MD and Jill Adamski, MD, PhD – Hematology, Cell Apheresis and Blood Bank Issues
  • Experts: Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, Jan C. Hofmann, MD and Judy Kauffman, DNP(c), MSN – Medical Director and Management of Hospital-Based and Mobile Apheresis Programs
  • Experts: Yun Yang, RN, Su Han, BSN and Lindsay Palomino, BSN, RN – Accessing Patients for Procedures and Clinical Issues (Patient and Machine Issues)
  • Experts: Christina Anderson, RN, BSN, Grace Testerman, RN and Sherlita Aguilar, BSN, RN – Clinical Aspects of Therapeutic Apheresis (Preparation and Managing Patients - Pre & Post Care)
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
8:00 Announcements, David M. Ward, MD
ADVANCES (Session 1) – SPECIAL AND UPDATED APPLICATIONS
8:05 Indications and Advances in Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP), Jill Adamski, MD, PhD
8:35 LDL-Apheresis, Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD
9:10 ASFA Guidelines: The Updates, Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS
9:45 Q&A
10:00 Refreshment Break
ADVANCES (Session 2) – PLASMA EXCHANGE IN PREGNANCY
10:30 Pre-Eclampsia: Pathogenesis and Plasmapheresis, Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH
11:00 TTP and HELLP in Pregnancy, Jill Adamski, MD, PhD
11:25 Successful Management of Iso-Immunization Cases, Andrew D. Hull, MD
11:50 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 I. Marquez, Jr., RN, MSN
1:15 Apheresis Research: Challenges and Opportunities, Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD 1:15 Handling Apheresis Patients (Stem Cell, RBC, TPE), Christina Anderson, RN, BSN
1:45 Selective Removal of C-Reactive Protein (CRP): Clinical Advances, TBD 1:45 Quality Improvements in Apheresis, Lindsay Palomino, RN, BSN
2:15 Immune-Mediated Primary Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (iPOTS) as a New Indication for Plasmapheresis, Geoffrey L. Sheean, MBBS, MD 2:15 Plasmapheresis Prescription of Modalities and Barriers, Jeffrey Rosenfeld, MD, PhD
2:45 Exosomes and Metabolomics: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Opportunities, Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD 2:45 A Patient’s Experience, Janel Cisneros, LVN
3:15 Q&A 3:15 Q&A
3:30 Refreshment Break 3:30 Refreshment Break
Plenary Session 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
ADVANCES (Session 3) – PLASMA EXCHANGE / REIMBURSEMENT
4:00 Treating CNS Inflammatory Diseases with TPE, Marcelo Matiello, MD
4:25 Apheresis for Renal Diseases and Vasculitis, Robyn Cunard, MD
4:50 The Annual Apheresis Reimbursement Update, Keith Berman MPH, MBA
5:15 Q&A
5:30 pm Adjourn for the Day
Saturday, February 25, 2017
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 - 7:45 BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS
Optional Session [0.75 credits will be awarded for this session]
Select ONE during the registration process (Cost: $20). Space is limited.
  • Experts: Judy Kauffman, DNP(c), MSN and Lindsay Palomino, BSN, RN – Maintaining Nursing Competencies
  • Experts: Christina Anderson, RN, BSN and Thuan Tran, BSN, RN – Techniques of RBC Exchange, WBC Depletion and WBC Collection
  • Experts: David M. Ward, MD, Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH and Larry Cowgill, DVM – Novel Circuits and Advanced Applications
  • Experts: Amber P. Sanchez, MD and Marcelo Matiello, MD – New and Updated Indications for TPE
  • Experts: Jill Adamski, MD, PhD and Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD – Therapeutics Including LDL-Apheresis and Photopheresis
  • Experts: Keith Berman MPH, MBA and Jan C. Hofmann, MD – Challenges in Reimbursement and Difficult Authorizations
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
8:00 Announcements, Amber P. Sanchez, MD
ADVANCES (Session 4) – CURRENT UPDATES AND NEW APPLICATIONS
8:05 The Annual Apheresis Literature Review, Jan C. Hofmann, MD
8:35 Experience with TPE for Zika-Related Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Marcelo Matiello, MD
9:05 Q&A
9:15 Cases for the Experts (Discussion of Attendee Submitted Cases),Chair: Amber P. Sanchez, MD

Panel: Jill Adamski, MD, PhD, Nadine M. Benador, MD, Jan C. Hofmann, MD, Patricia Kopko, MD, Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD and David M. Ward, MD

10:00 Refreshment Break
ADVANCES (Session 5) – TRENDS AND CONTROVERSIES
10:30 Advances in Immune Cell Therapies, Dan S. Kaufman, MD, PhD
11:00 Current Trends in TPE for Organ Transplantation, Mita M. Shah, MD
11:30 Controversial Issues in Apheresis Practice, Amber P. Sanchez, MD
12:00 pm Q&A
12:15 Closing Remarks, David M. Ward, MD
12:30 pm Final Adjournment

The 5th Annual UC San Diego Essentials and Advances in Apheresis Therapies is endorsed by: asfa

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