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6/9/2020 to 6/10/2020
When: June 9 - 10, 2020
Where: GoToWebinar
United States
Contact: ASFA Head Office

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The Virtual Apheresis Review Session will take place over two half days on June 9th and 10th 2020. This educational session provides a review of basic education in apheresis – including instrumentation, clinical applications, donor eligibility, regulatory considerations, donor and patient care, donor and therapeutic access issues, and more!

The Virtual Apheresis Review Session fee includes session materials and access to the recording.

Registration includes:

  • Access to live and recorded sessions
  • Earn up to 10 CME/CEU/CMLE continuing educations credits (live session only)
  • Live Q&A session with speakers
  • Principles of Apheresis Technology 7th Edition overview by Senior Editor, Dr. Rasheed Balogun
  • Access to presentation slides
  • Certificate of Completion


  Program and Speakers 

Day One: Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

All times listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

8:30AM – 9:00AM

Welcome and Introduction to the Apheresis Review Session (to include overview of the ASCP Qualification in Apheresis (QIA) Exam)

Christina Anderson, RN, BSN, HP(ASCP)

9:00AM – 10:00 AM

Basic Science in Apheresis

Jeff L. Winters, MD

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Care of the Apheresis Donor and Therapeutic Apheresis Patient 

Tina Ipe, MD, MPH

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Clinical Applications: Cellular Therapy

Nicole Aqui, MD

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Donor Apheresis Overview

Frances Carson, BS

1:00PM – 1:30PM

PAT 7th Edition Overview


Rasheed A. BalogunMD, FACP,FASN, HP(ASCP)



Day Two: Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

All times listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

9:00AM – 10:00 AM

Apheresis Math

Jay RavalMD

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Apheresis Program Essentials

David Lin, MD

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Apheresis Instrumentation

Edwin A. BurgstalerMT, HP(ASCP)

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Clinical Applications: Therapeutic Apheresis

Nicole De Simone, MD, MPH

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Quality in Apheresis: Standards, Guidelines and Regulations

Margaret M. Hannan, BS, MSM/OL, CQA (ASQ) Alicia Garcia, RN, HP(ASCP)


* Registration is free to those planning to take the Qualifications in Apheresis (QIA) Exam after the Review Session. Please provide the payment receipt of the exam application to ASFA Head Office before registering for the Review Session. The receipt cannot be dated earlier than January 1, 2020 in order to be eligible. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of Providence Health Care and the American Society for Apheresis. Providence Health Care is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Providence Health Care designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the criteria for up to 10 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.


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