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2019 Webinar Schedule

 2019 Webinars Schedule

American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) is pleased to announce that participation in the 2019 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.




Title: Pediatric Cellular Collections
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Haewon Kim, MD

Haewon Kim, M.D. is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and medical director of the Apheresis Service at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Dr. Kim received her medical degree from Ewha Woman’s University in Korea, completed pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at CHOP, and has remained as a faculty in the Divisions of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine.

Dr. Kim has expertise in the areas of pediatric apheresis including cellular collections and pediatric hematology including sickle cell disease. Dr. Kim has modified many of the standard apheresis procedures for children and developed the RBC depletion-isovolemic hemodilution with RBC exchange, which has been adopted by Terumo in developing a Red Cell Depletion/Exchange Protocol for the Spectra Optia.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss technical/procedural challenges in cellular collections (leukocytapheresis) in pediatric population
  2. Describe special measures for performing safe and successful cellular collections in children with a low TBV, such as blood prime, volume management, etc.
  3. List indications for hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant and chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CART) therapy

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Title: Webinar Coagulation, Anticoagulation and Implications for Apheresis
Date: TBD
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Antonio Sergio Torloni, MD & Danielle Nance, MD

Dr. Torloni graduated in 1980 from University of Brasilia, in Brazil. He did a residency in Pediatrics, followed by Anatomical /Clinical Pathology in St. Louis University. Then a fellowship in Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester. He is the Director of Apheresis / Stem Cell Laboratory, and Senior Consultant in Blood Bank at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is also on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Apheresis.

Dr. Nance is a board-certified hematologist broadly trained in blood cancers and benign conditions of the blood, with additional training in hemostasis, thrombosis and blood banking. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2005, completed Internal Medicine training at Virginia Mason Medical Center in 2009, completed a 2-year fellowship in hemostasis and transfusion medicine from the Bloodworks NW in Seattle in 2011, and Hematology at the Huntsman Cancer Institute/University of Utah in 2014. She is currently practicing Hematology at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Stem Cell Laboratory, and Apheresis. She has 13+ years of service as a patient advocate in the bleeding disorders community, and is regularly invited to speak in the USA and internationally about hemostasis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Coagulation basics: why do we clot?
  2. Mechanisms of coagulation
  3. Coagulation applied to apheresis
  4. Unusual situations: stick to the cascade.
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