6th Annual ASTCT Fall Clinical Education Conference for NPs, PAs and Fellows

The American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) in collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and National Marrow Donor Program / Be The Match® is proud to announce the 6th Annual ASTCT Fall Clinical Education Conference. The conference will be held September 19-21, 2019 at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. This multi-day conference for NPs, PAs, nurses, fellows and junior faculty will be focused on the care of blood and marrow transplant and cell therapy patients.

Agenda     Registration     Hotel    Accreditation

Program Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time Topic
12:00 - 1:00 PM Registration/Check-in and Exhibits Open
1:00 - 1:45 PM Best of TCT
(Navneet Majhail, MD; ASTCT President; Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, OH)
1:45 - 2:30 PM CARs for T cell Malignancies: Novel Approaches and Novel Effector Cells
(John DiPersio, MD, PhD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO; Armin Ghobadi, MD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
2:30 - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 - 3:45 PM Chronic GVHD: Biology & Treatment Options
(Mark Schroeder, MD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
3:45 - 4:30 PM Building a BMT Survivorship Program: Progress & Challenges
(Areej El-Jawahri, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Julie Vanderklish, NP; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)
4:30 - 5:15 PM Survivorship Panel
5:15 - 6:45 PM Reception


Day 2: Friday, September 20, 2019

Time Topic
7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration Open, Exhibits Open, Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 
AM
Hemolytic Complications and Manifestations Associated with BMT
(Krishna Gundabolu, MBBS; University of Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE)
9:15 - 10:00 AM Cutaneous Complications Seen in the Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient
(Milan J. Anadkat, MD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
10:00 - 10:30 AM Break
Breakout section Adult Breakout Pediatric Breakout
10:30 - 11:15 AM Buckle Up: How to Manage the Sides Effects of CAR-T Cell Therapy
(Marian Dam, DNP, APRN; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; Rachel Lundberg, PA-C; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL)
Immune Reconstitution after Stem Cell Transplant
(Jeffrey Bednarski, MD, PhD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
11:15 - 12:00 PM Multiple Myeloma Updates
(Ravi Vij, MD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Survivorship Care
(Debra Spoljaric, NP; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 PM Integrating Tools to Assess and Manage the Geriatric Oncology Patient
(Tanya Wildes, MD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
Sedation Stinks: Implementing a Virtual Reality Experience to Improve Patient Preparation for Radiation Therapy and MRI
(Rebecca Swanson, DNP, APRN, CPNP; Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE)
Breakout section continued Adult Breakout Pediatric Breakout
1:45 - 2:30 PM

The Changing Treatment Paradigm in AML Therapy in 2019 - It is not just “7+3”.
(Ilene Galinsky, NP; Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA)

“Tailoring your genes to make them fit”; Advances in Gene Therapy to Treat Nonmalignant Diseases

(Haydar Frangoul, MD; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN)
2:30 - 3:15 PM

Endocrine Issues in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
(Karin Hickey, MD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)

3:15 - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM Caring for Pulmonary Issues Post Allo
(Colleen McEvoy, MD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
4:15 - 5:00 PM Recent Advances in the Management of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
(Vijaya Bhatt, MBBS; University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE)


Day 3: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time Topic
7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration Open, Exhibits Open, Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 AM Psychological Wellbeing in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: The Positives and the Negatives, Both Sides of the Coin
(Hermioni Lokko Amonoo, MD; Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA)
9:15 - 10:00 AM NK Cell Infusions
(Todd Fehniger, MD, PhD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
10:00 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:15 AM Cardiovascular Disease Following Stem Cell Transplant
(Joshua Mitchell, MD, FACC; Washington  University, St. Louis, MO)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM MDS - Understanding Biology and Treatment Options
(Meagan Jacoby, MD, PhD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 PM APP Workflow Q&A
(Michael Wilson, PA-C; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA; Tamera Plair, PA-C; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Stephanie Bauer, NP; Washington University, St. Louis, MO; Robbe Peetz, PA-C; Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE)
1:45 - 2:45 PM ID Update
(Jessica Doiron, NP; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)
2:45 - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 - 3:45 PM

Pathology/Cytogenetics/Molecular Testing
(Eric Duncavage, MD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO)

3:45 - 4:00 PM Closing Remarks


*Schedule Subject to Change

Registration

Type Price
Early-bird registration rate (before August 2) $300
Regular registration rate (after August 2) $350
Single day registration rate $200

Click here to register

All cancellations and/or refund requests must be received in writing to info@astct.org. A $75 administrative fee will be assessed for requests received through August 9, 2019.  Any refund requested after August 9, 2019 will require a $150 administrative fee.

No refunds will be issued after Friday, September 13, 2019.

No refunds will be issued for no-shows.

If any circumstances or event beyond the control of ASTCT causes cancellation of all or any portion of the event, ASTCT agrees to refund any portion of the registration fee which ASTCT is reimbursed by insurance or other third party and shall not be liable for any other refund or payment arising from the cancellation or for other liability or damages arising from the event.


Hotel and Travel Information

Upholding the grand tradition of early 20th century style and gracious hospitality, The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta hotel is a “city within a city.” Three restaurants, Santé Fitness, an outdoor pool and more ensure that all your needs are met, whether you’ve just finished a busy day of meetings or a marathon day of sightseeing. Artfully blending old and new, the property incorporates up-to-date conveniences and designs while keeping many of the building’s rich architectural elements and furnishings. Located in the heart of the Central West End, The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel, brings elegant style to St. Louis. This regal building is home to a celebrated history dating back to 1922. It has hosted celebrities and luminaries from Frank Sinatra to Jimmy Carter. Enjoy luxurious amenities and service in the grandest of hotel traditions, just steps away from the city’s premier attractions.

Hotel Information

Royal Sonesta Chase Park Plaza St. Louis
212 Kingshighway Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
Rate: $189.00 single/double per night plus taxes/fees

Booking information will be sent to CEC attendees as part of their registration confirmation. If you are contacted directly to book your room, this is not an authorized representative of ASTCT or the hotel. Do not book hotel rooms directly on the hotel’s website, as you may not find availability or the ASTCT discounted group rate. To take advantage of the special ASTCT hotel rates, be sure to book your reservation on or before Friday, August 30. Reservations will be accepted through this date or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. After August 30, reservation requests will be honored based on availability and at the hotel’s prevailing rates. A credit card is required to hold each individual’s reservation. If you are unable to honor your reservation, please cancel within 72 hours prior to your arrival date or your first night's room and tax will be retained. 

Conference Location:
Eric P. Newman Education Center
320 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Travel
The Sonesta Chase Park Plaza is conveniently located just 11 miles from Lambert International Airport.

From Lambert International Airport:
Follow signs to I-70E and follow I-70E for 6 miles to Bircher Blvd. Take Exit 244A and follow N. Kingshighway, another 3.5 miles. The Sonesta Chase Park Plaza is conveniently located just 11 miles from Lambert International Airport.

Exhibit Opportunities

We would like to invite you to participate as an exhibitor at this conference. The exhibit area will be open September 19-21 outside the educational presentations. There will be two networking lunches as well as multiple breaks where attendees will be encouraged to visit the Exhibit Hall and network with our exhibitors. Exhibitors will also be invited to attend the conference sessions and hear talks from leaders in the field of blood and marrow transplantations and immunotherapies.

We hope you will be able to participate as an exhibitor at this conference. Please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions or need additional information at adahl@astct.org.

Accreditation 

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In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDED BY

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education.

CREDIT Awarded for this Activity

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity is awarded up to 16.5 ANCC contact hours.

Disclosure Statement: 

It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, that planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order for CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.  Detailed disclosures will be made in activity handout materials.

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