Agenda

Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
8:00 Welcome and Introduction
ESSENTIALS OF APHERESIS PROCEDURES
8:10 Principles and Prescription: An Overview of Apheresis Therapies – Amber P. Sanchez, MD
8:50 Monitoring for Adverse Events During Apheresis Procedures – Bethany E. Karl, DO
9:20 Apheresis Hardware and Circuits – David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP)
9:50 Q&A
10:05 Refreshment Break
UPDATES IN APHERESIS MEDICINE
10:30 Pharmacological Considerations in the Apheresis Patient – Jade M. Kozuch, PharmD, BCPS
10:50 Updates From the Blood Bank – Patricia M. Kopko, MD
11:20 RBC Exchange – Robyn Cunard, MD
11:40 American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) Guidelines – Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH
12:00 pm Q&A
12:10 Lunch Break
SPECIAL PATIENTS AND PROCEDURES
1:15 Pediatric Overview and Plasma Exchange – Nadine M. Benador, MD
1:45 LDL Apheresis for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) – Joshua J. Zaritsky, MD, PhD
2:15 Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP): Overview & Expanding Indications – Jill Adamski, MD, PhD
2:45 Q&A
3:00 Refreshment Break
Rotating Small Group Sessions 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm
FOCUS ON MACHINES AND TECHNIQUES
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 four 30-minute sessions and will be provided with opportunities to address specific questions and practicalities.

Small Group Session Topics:

  1. Centrifugal Plasma Exchange and Cell Apheresis – David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP); Yun Yang, RN, QIA; Lousany Abero, BSN, RN, QIA; Richard Bandejas, BSN, RN
  2. Selective Plasma Processing and Photopheresis (ECP) – Amber P. Sanchez, MD; Jerel Malong RN, QIA; Andrew Gayap, RN
  3. Membrane Plasma Separation – Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP); Donna Braun, RN, BSN, CNN
  4. Vascular Access Options – Jill Adamski, MD, PhD; Laura Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM; Alicia Garcia, RN, HP (ASCP)TM; Marian Cabandong, BSN, RN; Yeon Su Han, BSN, RN, QIA
5:15 Adjourn for the Day
5:15 – 5:45 pm Apheresis Equipment Open Session (Non-Accredited)
Friday, March 8, 2019
7:00 - 7:45 am 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.

  1. Experts: Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH; Jeffrey L. Winters, MD; Laura Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM – Apheresis for Neurologic & Hematologic Diseases
  2. Experts: David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP); Jill Adamski, MD, PhD; Larry Cowgill, DVM – Advances in Apheresis Applications
  3. Experts: Nadine M. Benador, MD; Joshua J. Zaritsky, MD, PhD – Pediatric Apheresis Indications and Patient Management
  4. Experts: Amber P. Sanchez, MD; Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc; Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP) – Medical Directorship: Hospital, Clinic, and Mobile Programs
  5. Experts: Theresa Latchford, RN, MS, CNS, AOCNS, BMTCN; Donna Braun, RN, BSN, CNN; Elaine Rodil-Cadapan, RN, QIA; Grace Testerman, RN, QIA – Best Nursing Practices (Including Pre and Post Patient Care)
  6. Experts: Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., RN, MSN, QIA and Alicia Garcia, RN, HP (ASCP)TM – Nursing Leadership of Apheresis Programs
7:00 Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 12:10 pm
8:00 Announcements
ADVANCES IN CELL THERAPIES
8:05 Global Aspects in Cellular Therapy: Science, Standards, and Medical Tourism – Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH
8:45 Update on CAR-T Cell Therapies – Don Siegel, MD, PhD
9:25 The Patient Experience – Stephanie Florence
9:55 Q&A
10:05 Refreshment Break
PATIENTS AND POLICY
10:30 Practicalities of Apheresis Collections for Immune Effector Cell Therapies – Laura Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM
11:00 Lessons from Veterinary Apheresis – Larry Cowgill, DVM
11:25 Specialized Apheresis Reimbursement: From a Billing Code to Coverage Chaos – Keith Berman, MPH, MBA
11:55 Q&A
12:10 pm Lunch Break
Concurrent Sessions 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm
FRONTIERS IN APHERESIS SCIENCE
1:15 Generating New Cell Therapies from Scratch – Don Siegel, MD, PhD
1:45 New Developments in Selective Plasma Purification – Wolfgang Ries, MD

2:15

Essential Apheresis Manuscript Elements: The Journal of Clinical Apheresis Editor-in-Chief’s Experience and Perspective – Jeffrey L. Winters, MD
2:45 Q&A
3:00 Refreshment Break
EXPERTISE IN APHERESIS PRACTICE
1:15 Technical and Behavioral Challenges of TPE in Patients With Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis – Alicia Garcia, RN, HD (ASCP)TM
1:45 Experience with Plasma Exchange for Neurologic Diseases Using a Membrane Plasma Separator System – Donna Braun, RN, BSN, CNN
2:15 Practical Aspects to Caring For the Patient Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy – Theresa Latchford, RN, MS, CNS, AOCNS, BMTCN
2:45 Q&A
3:00 Refreshment Break
Plenary Session 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
ADVANCES IN APHERESIS APPLICATIONS
3:30 Telemedicine in Apheresis – Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc
3:55 Apheresis in Developing Nations – Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP)
4:20 Q&A
4:30 Cases for the Experts: Panel Discussion – David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP); Jeffrey L. Winters, MD; Jill Adamski MD, PhD; Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH; Laura Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM; Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc; Alicia Garcia, RN, HP (ASCP)TM
5:00 Q&A
5:15 pm Adjourn for the Day
Saturday, March 9, 2019
7:00 - 7:45 am 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.

  1. Experts: Don Siegel, MD, PhD; Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH; Laura Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM – Cellular Therapies: BMT and Immune Effector Cells
  2. Experts: Jeffrey L. Winters, MD and Jill Adamski, MD, PhD – Plasma Exchange and Photopheresis: Applications, Including Uncertain Indications
  3. Experts: Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc; Patricia M. Kopko, MD; Robyn Cunard, MD – RBC Exchange, WBC Depletion, and Transfusion Medicine
  4. Experts: David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP) and Joshua J. Zaritsky, MD, PhD – Plasma Exchange and LDL Apheresis: Standard and Novel Applications
  5. Experts: Amber P. Sanchez, MD; Alicia Garcia, RN, HP (ASCP)TM; Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., RN, MSN, QIA – Vascular Access: Medical and Nursing Strategies
  6. Experts: Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP); Keith Berman, MPH, MBA; Anita Ihasz-Davis – Apheresis Reimbursement and Authorization
7:00 Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session 8:00 am – 12:10 pm
8:00 Announcements
CLINICAL CHALLENGES IN APHERESIS MEDICINE
8:05 Literature Review: The Year in Apheresis – Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc
8:35 Update in New Treatments for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) – Don Siegel, MD, PhD
9:00 Role of Plasma Exchange in Non-TTP Thrombotic Microangiopathies – Jeffrey L. Winters, MD
9:30 Q&A
9:45 Refreshment Break
UPDATES AND ADVANCES IN THERAPEUTIC APHERESIS
10:05 Plasma Exchange for Renal DiseasesRasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP)
10:35 Plasma Exchange in Neurologic Diseases – Jeffrey L. Winters, MD
11:05 Q&A
11:20 Cases for the Experts: Panel Discussion – Jeffrey L. Winters, MD; David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP); Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP); Jill Adamski MD, PhD; Patricia Kopko, MD; Nadine M. Benador, MD; Isagani I. Marquez Jr., RN, MSN, QIA
11:50 Q&A
12:05 pm Closing Remarks
12:10 Final Adjournment

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