Continuing education credits are available for participants who complete and submit the online evaluation. Upon completion of the online evaluation, you will receive a certificate of attendance stating the number of continuing education credits you earned via email. Retain this email for your records.
You will receive an email following the meeting with a link to the online evaluation. You may also access the online evaluation by clicking on the link below:
Council Meeting Evaluation >
Deadline: NOVEMBER 30, 2012. Credits will only be awarded to those who submit the required evaluation by Nov. 30, 2012. Continuing education credit will not be issued after Nov. 30, 2012.
Available Continuing Education Credit
Continuing education is available for:
- Nurses: The National Marrow Donor Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Up to 11.00 contact hours may be claimed for this educational activity.
- Medical Technologists: The NMDP is approved as a provider of continuing education in the clinical laboratory sciences through the ASCLS PACE Program. ASCLS PACE® 6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20817-1574.
Up to 11.0 contact hours may be claimed for program #115-018-12.
- Social Workers: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers
(Approval # 886613843-1332) for 11 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
- Certified Hematopoietic Transplant Coordinators (CHTC): Up to 11.0 contact hours may be claimed by certified coordinators for participation in this educational activity.
- All other healthcare professionals requesting continuing education credit for this activity will be issued a certificate of attendance.
As a result of attending the 2012 Council Meeting, nurses, coordinators, lab technologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals will be able to:
- Discuss current issues, innovations, and trends in the field of blood and marrow transplantation
- Outline operational, clinical and psychosocial approaches to effectively managing donors from recruitment, through workup to donation
- Outline operational, clinical and psychosocial approaches to effectively managing patients throughout the transplant process
- Participate in an environment of peer networking and collaboration
This annual meeting is held for the NMDP Network to collectively address the challenges of unrelated marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants for patients in need. Network partners, nurses, laboratory technologists, NMDP employees, and other health care professionals are encouraged to attend.
It is the policy of the National Marrow Donor Program to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, scientific rigor and content that is free of commercial bias and outside the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content in all of its sponsored educational activities. Therefore, all planning committee members and speakers are required to disclose their relevant financial relationships, and any or apparent conflicts of interest to the content of their presentations have been identified and resolved. The audience shall be informed of all relevant financial relationships, including the source of any commercial support for this forum.
Except as noted below, planning committee members and speakers did not disclose any pertinent financial relationships or conflicts of interest.
The following speakers disclosed the following pertinent financial relationships:
- Kenneth Beckman, PhD, Stock/Investment Holder – Complete Genomics
- Carolyn Hurley, PhD, Histocompatibility Consultant –NMDP Research Funding – Office of Naval Research
- Andrew Keith, MEd, Employment – Weber Shandwick
- Kim Schmit-Pokorny, RN, MSN, OCN, Consultant/Advisory Board – Genzyme
Upon review of these disclosures, peer review of the presentations was conducted and no commercial bias exists in the relevant presentations.
Please click on the links below to view a complete list of speakers and the Council Meeting Education Advisory Team.
Council Meeting Speakers
Council Meeting Education Advisory Team
Conflict-of-Interest Policy for the 2012 Council Meeting
The National Marrow Donor Program is committed to providing quality, objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous continuing education activities that are free from commercial and non-commercial bias. All meeting planners, speakers, and moderators are required to disclose, in writing, any conflicts they may have prior to the meeting and to orally disclose their relationships as displayed at the start of their presentations. If bias, actual or perceived, occurs during the presentations, attendees are encouraged to address such bias during the question-and-answer periods following the presentations.
Non-Endorsement of Products
The opinions expressed in this program are those of the participating faculty. Approval of this program does not imply endorsement by the program provider (National Marrow Donor Program) or ANCC of any commercial products discussed.