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Thursday, March 12, 2015
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)
Chair: David M. Ward, MD
8:10 Principles of Apheresis: Modalities and Treatment Parameters, David M. Ward, MD
8:35 Centrifugal Machines and Cell Separation, Jan C. Hofmann, MD
9:00 Membrane Systems and Secondary Plasma Processing, Amber P. Sanchez, MD
9:25 Vascular Access for Apheresis, Rasheed A. Balogun, MD
9:45 Q&A
10:00 Refreshment Break
ESSENTIALS FOR APHERESIS PRACTITIONERS (Session 2)
Chair: Amber P. Sanchez, MD
10:20 Understanding Anticoagulation for Apheresis, David M. Ward, MD
10:45 Adverse Events in Therapeutic Apheresis, Dobri D. Kiprov, MD
11:15 Stem-Cell Collection Standards and Their Clinical Background, Joseph Schwartz, MD
11:45 Q&A
12:00 pm Lunch Break
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES - ENHANCING MEDICAL MANAGEMENT
Chair: Robyn Cunard, MD
1:15 Indications for Apheresis: Guidelines and Updates, Joseph Schwartz, MD
1:55 Advances in Plasma Replacement and Blood Bank Support, Patricia Kopko, MD
2:20 Removal and Administration of Drugs During Apheresis, Linda Awdishu, PharmD
2:45 Q&A
3:00 Refreshment Break
Hands-on Workshops 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

These small group workshops will offer the 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, 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. (Separate rooms for each presenter)

Hands-On Workshop Topics:

  • Centrifugal Machine 1, Christina Anderson, RN
  • Centrifugal Machine 2,  Richard Bandejas, BSN
  • Membrane TPE System 1, Rasheed A. Balogun, MD
  • Membrane TPE System 2, Donna Braun, RN
  • LDL-Apheresis Machine 1, Andrew Gayap, RN & Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., BSN
  • LDL-Apheresis Machine 2, Odette Ada, BSN
  • Photopheresis Systems, Joe Cagayao, RN
5:15 pm Adjourn for the Day
Friday, March 13, 2015
BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS

Optional Session [0.75 CME credits will be awarded for this session]
Select ONE during the registration process (Cost: $25)

7:00 - 7:45 am
  1. Experts: David M. Ward, MD & Rasheed A. Balogun, MD – TPE, Medical Directorship, Program Building.
  2. Experts: Amber P. Sanchez, MD, Jan C. Hoffman, MD & Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., BSN – LDL Apheresis, Photopheresis (ECP), TPE.
  3. Experts: Patricia Kopko, MD & Jill Adamski, MD – TPE, Hematology, Transfusion Medicine.
  4. Experts: Edwin A. Burgstaler, MT & Odette Ada, BSN – Nursing, Technical Issues, Program Management.
  5. Experts: Joseph Schwartz, MD, Dobri D. Kiprov, MD & Marlon Garzo Saria, MSN – BMT, Therapeutic Indications.
  6. Experts: Nadine M. Benador, MD & Christina Anderson, RN – Pediatrics, RBC Exchange, General Apheresis.
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
8:00 am Announcements, David M. Ward, MD
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES - NEW CHAPTERS IN LONG-RUNNING STORIES
Chair: Amber P. Sanchez, MD
8:05 TTP and Other Thrombotic Microangiopathies: Insights, Treatments and Advances, Jill Adamski, MD
8:50 Report on the International Survey of Pediatric Apheresis Practice, Joseph Schwartz, MD
9:15 New Developments in Apheresis Machine Technology, Edwin A. Burgstaler, MT
9:45 Q&A
10:00 Refreshment Break
APHERESIS IN THE NEW TECH ERA
Chair: Odette Ada, BSN, RN
10:20 Machine Data Analysis and Downloads to the Electronic Medical Record, Christina Anderson, RN
10:50 Apheresis Apps and On-Line Resources, Scott Mullaney, MD
11:20 Confidentiality, Social Media and the Legal Perspective, Joseph Sanchez, Esq.
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 ADAMTS13 Mutations and the Upshaw-Schulman Syndrome, Jill Adamski, MD 1:15 Centrifugal Machine Issues, Edwin A. Burgstaler, MT
1:45 New Insights into the Mechanism of Action of Photopheresis (ECP), Gregg Silverman, MD 1:45 Apheresis Pediatric Indications and Nursing Care, Christina Anderson RN
2:15 The Possibility that Heterochronic Plasma Exchange Might Delay Cell Senescence, Dobri D. Kiprov, MD 2:15 Apheresis Case Studies: Red Cell Exchange, Sherlita Aguilar, BSN

Stem Cell Collection, Grace Testerman, RN

  2:45 A Case Study Using Lectin-Affinity Plasmapheresis in the Treatment of Ebola Virus Disease, Rodney Kenley, MS, MBA 2:45 The Journey of a Stem Cell Patient, Marlon Garzo Saria, MSN and Clay Treska
  3:15 Q&A 3:15 Q&A
  3:30 Refreshment Break 3:30 Refreshment Break
Plenary Session 3:50 pm – 5:30 pm
THE APHERESIS YEAR IN REVIEW
Chair: David M. Ward, MD
3:50 Medical Pearls from Recent Apheresis Publications, Jan C. Hofmann, MD
4:25 Trends in Pediatric Apheresis Therapies, Nadine M. Benador, MD
4:50 Reimbursement Updates: What's New in Apheresis Coverage, Keith Berman MPH
5:15 Q&A
5:30 pm Adjourn for the Day
Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
8:00 am Announcements, David M. Ward, MD
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES – CORE USES OF THERAPEUTIC PLASMA EXCHANGE
Chair: Robyn Cunard, MD
8:05 TPE for Kidney Diseases, Rasheed A. Balogun, MD
8:40 TPE for Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System, Geoffrey L. Sheean, MD
9:10 TPE for Diseases of the Central Nervous System, Jody Corey-Bloom, MD
9:45 Q&A
10:00 Refreshment Break
APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES – SPECIAL CASES AND SPECIAL MODALITIES
Chair: Danuta Trzebinska, MD
10:15 Case-Based Discussion, Robyn Cunard, MD
10:50 Photopheresis (ECP) in Clinical Practice, David M. Ward, MD
11:25 LDL-Apheresis Methods and Results, 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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