Note: For CME or CHTC credit, you must complete the evaluation and post-test following the activity. A CME or CHTC certifcate will be mailed to you approximately two weeks after completion of the survey.
Review patient case studies to apply the latest HLA matching criteria for selection of marrow, PBSC and cord blood unit (CBU) cell sources for transplant patients with review of the impact on transplant timing and survival. Attendees will identify relevant pre- and post-transplant factors that may influence post transplant outcomes and using the HapLogic III matching algorithm, apply criteria for cell source selection and assess the impact of criteria limitations to finding a cell source.
- Select pre- and post transplant HLA and non-HLA factors that impact hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) outcomes for patients
- Apply new matching criteria guidelines and research to identify optimal donors or CBUs for patients in need of HCT
- Review and evaluate the impact of search limitations applied to a matching algorithm that may eliminate identification of the viable donor and CBU selections and impact timing of transplant
Dennis Confer, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
National Marrow Donor Program
These activities are intended for transplant physicians and healthcare professionals involved in the selection of unrelated donors and CBUs for HCT.
Accreditation and Certification
This activities has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Wisconsin and the National Marrow Donor Program. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates these live activities for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.
Speaker Financial Disclosure:
Dennis Confer, M.D. - None
Mary Horowitz, M.D., M.S. (activity director) - None
If you have any questions regarding this program, call Renee Ryan at (800) 526-7809 ext. 8430, or e-mail email@example.com.
- Spellman SR, Eapen M, Logan BR, et al. A perspective on the selection of unrelated donors and cord blood units for transplantation. Blood, 2012; 120 (2): 259-265.