Advanced Therapies 101 for Nursing Professionals

ADVANCED THERAPIES 101 FOR NURSING PROFESSIONALS

--Date: January 22 - 23, 2020
Location: Hyatt Regency Miami
(Free for registered nurses, conference registration required)
Clinical adoption of cell-based therapies requires the development of competency and confidence within a multidisciplinary clinical team.  The various members may not see beyond their part in the larger process.  How can we develop knowledge, attitudes, and awareness of the clinical ecosystem surrounding cell-based therapies to improve uptake and delivery?

Nursing and allied health care professional-centric program as part of Advanced Therapy Week 2020 in the form of a two-day session designed by nurses and clinical teams to explore the barriers and opportunities for increasing confidence and competency in the clinical ecosystem of cell-based therapies.  Outcomes will include increased awareness; improved understanding; and greater knowledge about the care pathways, patient navigation, and patient education, to promote a platform for expanded adoption. This offering will not be limited to nursing professionals and it will focus on developing multi-disciplinary relationships across the continuum of care.

Intended Outcomes: 

Increased participation by nursing and allied healthcare professionals
Improved knowledge, attitudes, and awareness of the clinical ecosystem for cell-based therapies
Enhanced platform for patient navigation and education
Increased multi-disciplinary relationships

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the ecosystem needed to deliver advanced therapies
  • Understand the factors that facilitate and hamper successful adoption
  • Describe patient education and teaching approaches to improve understanding
  • Describe possible adverse events, symptom management, early detection strategies, and rehab/aftercare
  • Reflect on patient stories, personal learning, and professional experiences with advanced therapies
  • Adapt opportunities for professional development including resiliency, team dynamics, leadership opportunities, and continuous improvement.
  • Describe patient, parent, and family experiences.

Coordinating Committee:
  • Christine Bales, MT(ASCP), CQA (ASQ)
  • Linda S. Barnes, DrPHc, MHA, RAC
  • Kieu Thu Bui, RN, Hemapheresis Practitioner (HP), Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC).
  • Dr. Erin Meyer, DO, MPH
  • Kari Whitehead

Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 22nd, January

1:45pm - 2:00pm
Opening Remarks

Linda S. Barnes, CEO, X-CellSystem, Inc.


2:00pm – 2:55pm    
The Ecosystem of Care

Dr. Erin Meyer, Apheresis Medical Director, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Executive Medical Director of Patient Services, American Red Cross

  • Introduction to advanced therapies from the nursing perspective including how cell-based therapies are different from other treatments; general considerations; and facilitators and barriers experienced when delivering advanced therapies

2:55pm – 3:15pm
Orchestration and Integration of Advanced Therapies: 
Amy Duross,
CEO and Co-Founder, Vineti
  • For it to work, it all has to work together—considerations when aligning and integrating personalized advanced therapies into the clinical care setting. 

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Afternoon Networking Break

 
4:00pm – 4:45pm
Skills for the nursing professional

Kieu Thu Bui RN, Clinical Nurse Liaison, Providence Health and Services and Research Nurse / Apheresis Specialist at University of Washington Medical Center, Translational Research Unit.
  • Navigating the treatment plan from a clinical team perspective and how to detect possible adverse events, symptom management, and early detection strategies.  How to describe advanced therapies to patients and their caregivers.

4:45pm – 5:15pm     
Panel Discussion



5:15pm - 6:00pm
Round Table discussion: 
Christine Bales
, Vice President, AABB Consulting and Global Services; Margie Boraz, Director, Business Development AABB Consulting and Global Services
  • Semi-structured questions about advanced therapies
  1. success stories
  2. shared experiences
  3. challenges
  4. professional development
Day 2 - Thursday 23rd, January
1:45pm - 2:00pm 
Re-Cap of Day 1: 

Linda S. Barnes, CEO X-CellSystem, Inc.

2:00pm - 3:15pm
The patient perspective: 
Tom Whitehead, Co-Chair, Emily Whitehead Foundation
  • How patients describe advanced therapies and what are the needs of patients and their families beyond what happens in the hospital.

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Afternoon Networking Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Round Table discussion:
 
Christine Bales, Vice President, AABB Consulting and Global Services; Margie Boraz, Director, Business Development AABB Consulting and Global Services
  • Semi-structured questions about advanced therapies
  1. patient success stories
  2. patient access challenges
  3. how to improve patient awareness
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Closing Report Out: 

Linda S. Barnes, CEO X-CellSystem, Inc.
(Free for registered nurses, conference registration required)
 
Convening Organizations
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Sponsors
 
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