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ASFA 2017 Webinar Schedule

 ASFA 2017 Webinars Schedule

American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) is pleased to announce that participation in the 2017 webinar series is FREE for all ASFA members! There is a $75 registration fee per webinar for non-members.

March 2017

 

Title: You need me to do what? Three challenging cases in therapeutic apheresis from an RN perspective
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Jean Wucinski, RN, BSN

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify approaches for taking care of complex patients
  • Describe methods for adapting to a surgical environment
  • Identify strategies to increase comfort when taking care of pediatric patients

Registration
has closed.

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access

 

June 2017

 

Title: Zika Virus and the Blood Supply: What do we know?
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Alexandra Jimenez, MD

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review history of ZIKV
  • Discuss modes of transmission
  • Describe clinical presentation and complications
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Zika implications for blood safety
  • Extrapolation of risk from other arboviruses
  • Describe and discuss mitigation strategies being used for Zika

Registration 
has closed.

Members can watch
the recording in
ASFA Access

 

July 2017

 

Title: Anticoagulant Removal in Apheresis
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Oluwatoyosi Onwuemene, MD, MS

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review the effects of therapeutic plasma exchange on coagulation protein removal
  • Understand the implications of coagulation protein removal on bleeding risk
  • Review published reports on the effects of therapeutic apheresis on anticoagulant drugs
  • Understand recommendations for best practices in therapeutic apheresis anticoagulant drug management

Registration 
has closed.

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access

 

September 2017

 

Topic: Optimizing Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Collection by Apheresis
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Anand Padmanabhan, MD, PhD

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand collection methodologies for HPC collection by apheresis
  • Describe devices used to collect HPCs in the US
  • Discuss approaches to optimize cellular collections

Registration 
has closed.

Members can watch 
the recording in 
ASFA Access

 

October 2017

 

Topic: Ethical Considerations for the Apheresis Practitioner
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Jan Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc

Dr. Hofmann is Clinical Professor (Vol.), Department of Laboratory Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, with over 20 years of clinical experience in apheresis medicine. In addition to managing one of the largest mobile apheresis programs in California, he provides expert apheresis consultation to referring physicians from more than 60 hospitals throughout the state, and teaches residents and fellows at UCSF and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Hofmann holds advanced degrees from Harvard, UCSF, and UC Berkeley, and has completed post-doctoral training in internal medicine, apheresis and immunology, medical ethics, and outcomes research.

Learning Objectives:

This session will highlight practical approaches to typical apheresis ethical challenges, with the goals of educating participants about topics such as: informed consent and cultural competence; risk/benefit ratio; truthfulness, professionalism, and conflict of interest; EMR and the ipatient; best practices, "unmet need", and "overutilization" in apheresis medicine. While introductory in scope, this session will review individual cases as a method of illustrating key concepts and demonstrating appropriate application of ethical principles. 

At the end of this session, participants should be better able to:

  • Define the conceptual issues of clinical ethics in apheresis.
  • Describe typical apheresis ethical challenges and approaches to resolve them.
  • Utilize case studies to illustrate key ethical concepts in practice.
 

November 2017

 

Topic: ManuFACTuring Your Quality Management Plan
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Patricia Shi, MD

Dr. Shi is the Medical Director of Cellular Therapy Collections at New York Blood Center since 2012, and before that (from 2002-2012) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has been a FACT inspector since 2008 and on the FACT Education Committee since 2014. She has an interest in translational sickle cell disease research as well as cellular therapy. She did her medical training at Duke, Johns Hopkins, and the Hematology Branch of the NIH.

Learning Objectives:

The goal of this webinar is to learn how to design a robust quality management plan in the Apheresis Collection Facility that will facilitate meeting FACT standards.

  • Understand the basic principles of quality management
  •  Describe strategies to meet required elements of the FACT QM Plan
  • Surmount the most common citations in the QM Plan and related standards
 

November 2017

 

Topic: Outpatient HPC collections for children under 1000 TBV it can be done ... Ingredients for success: Lines, Primes and Prediction.
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Speaker: Elizabeth Valdez

I am the Clinical Coordinator for the Therapeutic Apheresis program at Children’s Hospital Colorado where I have worked for 5 years. Apheresis nursing is the perfect niche of nursing. Combining the art of bedside nursing with the technical requirements of Apheresis, this has been the best career choice for me. I have done numerous presentations and webinars on the topic of Pediatric Apheresis. In January 2017, I wrote and conducted a webinar for the American Association of Blood Bankers about Pediatric Apheresis, and in April 2017 I was an invited panel member for the ASFA conference “Breakfast with the Experts” discussing technical aspects of pediatric apheresis.

I am a native of Colorado and absolutely love this state. I am quite busy outside of work with 5 kids who keep me busy with lacrosse and soccer games.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe central line alternatives for small patients undergoing HCP collections.
  • Discuss the clinical impact of blood primes on small patients undergoing HPC collections.
  • Understand the use of the processing prediction algorithm.