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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.

  

February

 

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

Registration 
has closed

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access

March

 

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

Registration 
has closed

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access

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

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.

Registration 
has closed

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access

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 hosted 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 was hosted on April 24, followed by a face-to-face workshop at the ASFA 2019 Annual Meeting on May 16. The webinar recording is available to all. 

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

Hosted by:

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

Watch the webinar recording here

June

 

Title: ASFA Webinar in Celebration of World Sickle Cell Day 2019
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speakers: Haewon Kim, MD and Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD

Presentation Title: Transfusion Therapy in Sickle Cell disease: Past, Present, and Future. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review the history of transfusion for sickle cell disease 
  2. Discuss the evolution of transfusion therapy from red cells to gene therapy

Presentation Title: The Global Impact of Sickle Cell Disease: Partnerships for Solutions 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review recent information about origin, global spread of the sickle gene, and global epidemiology of sickle cell disease. 
  2. Review current Standards of Care in well-resourced countries contrasting with available care in poorly-resourced countries.
  3. Discuss examples of partnerships that can help address global disparities in care of sickle cell disease.

Registration
has closed

Members can watch
the recording in
ASFA Access

September

 

Title: Telemedicine in Apheresis: An introduction to the evolving issues of virtual consultation, privileging, documentation, and medical-legal aspects of apheresis telemedicine practice
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Jan Hofmann, MD, MPH, MS

Objectives:

This session will explore questions, such as: what are possible pathways for providing remote expert apheresis consultation, and being compensated for such services? What are the medical-legal ramifications of providing virtual consultation, and how can you minimize potential liabilities? Will established models of telemedicine (such as, teleradiology programs, eICU, and primary care services like MDLive, etc) serve as useful templates for structuring such consultations? Should ASFA play a central role in creating guidance documents for “best practices”?

This presentation is a 30,000-foot view of this complicated, evolving, and “grey” area of medical care. We now have the capability to successfully leverage the expertise of transfusion and apheresis medicine specialists to bring higher quality care to patients with challenging autoimmune diseases through remotely guiding their physicians and providing actionable recommendations in real-time. This session is an opportunity to articulate intelligent questions and explore possible solutions about how to do this.

Registration 
has closed

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access

October

 

Title: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for Pregnant Patients: Physiologic Considerations and Guidelines
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Jesse Cox, MD, PhD

Dr. Jesse Cox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Cox serves as the Director of the Forensic DNA Laboratory, Associate Medical Director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory and Director-in-Training of the Tissue Typing/HLA laboratory at UNMC. He trained at UNMC, obtaining his PhD in Cancer Research, as well as his medical doctorate. He also completed his pathology residency at UNMC, where he had significant exposure to transfusion medicine and blood banking medicine, and still serves those clinical services in his current practice. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the physiologic changes associated with pregnancy
  2. Outline general parameters and indications of plasma exchange
  3. Describe modifications appropriate for the pregnant patient

November

 

Topic: JCA Special Edition Update
Title: 
TBD
Date: 
TBD
Time: 
12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speakers: 
Nancy Dunbar, MD & Laura Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM

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