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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

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: Understanding the Effect of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange on Lab Values
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Amy Schmidt, MD, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify options of different replacement fluids used in therapeutic plasma exchange
  2. Understand the pros and cons of using different replacement fluids in TPE
  3. Identify the effects of plasma exchange on various protein, small molecules, and drugs in the plasma
  4. Understand the variability in current practice for testing prior to TPE as well as in use of plasma as a replacement fluid

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April 3rd


Title: Coagulation, Anticoagulation and Implications for Apheresis
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speakers: 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.

April 24th


This webinar is hosted and supported by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals through an unrestricted educational grant. The information included has not been reviewed or endorsed by ASFA, and cannot substitute for the advice or direction of a health care professional, and the association makes no guarantees, nor can it assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such information or for any damage incurred directly or indirectly from the information. Reference to any specific product does not imply its endorsement, recommendation or preference by the American Society for Apheresis.

CEU/CMLE will not be offered for this program.


Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is pleased to be hosting a two-part educational program on ECP Management with Therakos® CELLEX® Photopheresis System. With each activity designed to build on the previous, a one-hour educational webinar will be hosted on April 24, followed by a face-to-face workshop at the ASFA 2019 Annual Meeting on May 16.

Please note that pre-registration is required and that registration priority for the live event will be given to those who attend the webinar.

Part 1 - Webinar

Title: Key Concepts in ECP Management with the Therakos® CELLEX® Photopheresis System
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speakers: James Greco, RN

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss 5 phases of the ECP procedure that respond well to critical thinking and in-depth instrument knowledge:
  1. Kit Installation and Prime Alarm Management
  2. Interface Management
  3. Troubleshooting Red Cell Pump Alarms
  4. Troubleshooting System Pressure Alarms during Buffy Coat
  5. Post Procedural Heparin and Fluid Balance Calculations
  •  Apply knowledge of phases to real world clinical scenarios


Part 2 - Live Workshop at ASFA 2019 Annual Meeting

Title: Key Concepts in ECP Management with the Therakos® CELLEX® Photopheresis System - Part 2
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm PT

Learning Objectives:

  • Participate in a 5-station rotation onsite at ASFA 2019 where the concepts discussed in the webinar will be demonstrated or discussed to maximize learning retention.

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Please see Full Prescribing Information and Important Safety Information, including BOXED WARNING for UVADEX®, at CAUTION: Read the THERAKOS® UVAR XTS® or THERAKOS® CELLEX® PHOTOPHERESIS SYSTEMS’ OPERATOR’S MANUAL prior to prescribing or dispensing this medication.

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