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ASFA 2018 Webinar Schedule

 ASFA 2018 Webinars Schedule

American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) is pleased to announce that participation in the 2018 webinar series is FREE for all ASFA members! There is a $75 registration fee per webinar for non-members.

If you are interested in leading a future ASFA topical webinar or nursing case study webinar, please reach out to ASFA Head Office.

 

January 2018

 

Title: The Role of Apheresis in Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Manufacturing
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Andrew Fesnak, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the scientific rationale for CAR T cell design
  • Highlight the challenges of apheresis collection for CAR T manufacturing
  • Discuss potential solutions to optimize apheresis collection for CAR T cell manufacturing

Registration 
has closed

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access


February 2018

 

Title: You want me to do WHAT? Apheresis techniques for hematology patients
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Kristin Ricci, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify red blood cell agglutination in the apheresis circuit.
  • Describe two methods to optimize plasma exchange for patients with cold agglutinins.
  • Discuss potential technical barriers to performing warmed extracorporeal photopheresis.
  • Recognize the unique apheresis needs of patients with sickle cell hepatopathy.

Registration 
has closed

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access


March 2018

 

Title: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Sepsis with Multiorgan Failure
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Joseph Kiss, MD

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize clinical phenotypes of sepsis and the risk of developing multiorgan failure (MOF)
  • Understand the rationale for considering therapeutic plasma exchange in Thrombocytopenia-associated MOF (“TAMOF”)
  • Review results of clinical studies of therapeutic plasma exchange in TAMOF

Registration 
has closed

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access


June 2018

 

Title: Transgender Blood Donors: Insights on a Population
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Yvette Miller, MD

Dr. Yvette Miller has been a Medical Officer with the American Red Cross for over 21 yrs and is currently Executive Medical Officer for the Donor and Client Support Center in Charlotte, NC., overseeing donor eligibility criteria, product suitability determination, and activities related to donor and recipient management. She is a member of the ASFA Education Committee and the Practitioners Subcommittee. Dr. Miller’s areas of interest include donor demographic trends, eligibility of transgender donors and characterization of infectious disease risk associated with transgender women, addressing the lack of diversity in the donor pool and identifying best practices for recruitment and retention of donors from underrepresented communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the 2015 FDA guidance related to transgender donors
  • Identify the infectious disease risks associated with this population
  • Describe the different approaches to transgender donor management

Registration 
has closed

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access


July 2018

 

Title: Transitioning Patients to Adult Care: A Nursing Perspective
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Caitlin Cahill, RN, BSN & Kelli Henes, RN, BSN

Caitlin Cahill, RN, BSN, earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from West Chester University. She has 10 years of nursing experience and 4 years of experience as an apheresis nurse specialist. For the past four years, she has been a nurse in the Apheresis Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interest is in the care of adult sickle cell patients. She is currently at Wilmington University working on her MSN/MBA.

Kelli Henes, RN, BSN, earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Drexel University. She has 10 years of nursing experience and 3 years of experience as an apheresis nurse specialist. For the past three years, she has been a nurse in the Apheresis Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is interested in nursing education. She is currently at Drexel University working on her MSN in nursing education.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify barriers in transiting from pediatric to adult apheresis sickle cell care
  • Understand the importance of continuity of care in transitioning to adult apheresis sickle cell care
  • Recognize the need for social support during and throughout the transition period.
Registration 
has closed