Comprehensive Hemophilia Management: Leveraging Collaborative Care Strategies and Resources
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014. 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. Room 312.

Please note: Registration to AMCP Nexus 2014 is required in order to attend this satellite symposium.
Held in conjunction with AMCP Nexus 2014

Hot Topics Include:
  • Clinical Updates in Hemophilia Treatment
  • Mock Comprehensive Care Team Visit Featuring a Patient with Hemophilia
  • Leveraging Collaborative Care Strategies and Resources within New Models of Care

Who Should Attend?
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of managed care pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, quality directors, medical directors, members of the AMCP, and other managed health care professionals attending the AMCP 2014 Nexus meeting.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
Hemophilia is an expensive chronic condition with total annual costs that can average $250,000 or more for severe patients. Optimal outcomes requires a collaborative and coordinated patient experience. The collaborative team can include an insurer, Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC), and specialty pharmacy. Specialty pharmacy services can support patient adherence to treatment and assist physicians, plans and employers in meeting clinical and/or financial goals. This symposium, joint sponsored by the National Hemophilia Foundation, will emphasize the need for well-coordinated treatment management, the importance of understanding effective ways of using available treatments, and the importance of collaboration among all stakeholders.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Discuss the impact of hemophilia with and without inhibitors on clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes
  • Assess current and emerging hemophilia therapies for children and adults, with and without inhibitors
  • Implement the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) Quality of Care Guidelines for the treatment of hemophilia
  • Employ collaborative care strategies and resources, including Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs), to improve care coordination for health plan patients with hemophilia
  • Recommend hemophilia management policies and protocols to optimize patient outcomes in a managed care and/or specialty pharmacy setting
  • Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team

Distinguished Faculty Presenters

Margaret Geary, MA, MBA, MPH, LCSW, CCM
Clinical Hemophilia Social Worker
UMass Memorial Hospital, New England Hemophilia Center
Sue Geraghty, RN, MBA
(Retired) Formerly: HTC Nurse Coordinator
Mountain States Regional Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Marc Gilgannon, PT
Lead Therapist
University of Virginia Children's Hospital
Patrick Lynch
A Patient with Hemophilia
Executive Producer, Believe Digi
Vanita Pindolia, PharmD, BCPS
Vice President, Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Henry Ford Health System/Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
Michael Tarantino, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical Director
Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute

Date and Time
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Hynes Convention Center
Room 312
Boston, MA

8:00 AM Breakfast and Registration
8:15 AM Opening: Introduction/Objectives/Pre-Activity Assessment
8:20 AM Clinical Updates in Hemophilia Treatment
8:45 AM Mock Comprehensive Care Team Visit Featuring a Patient With Hemophilia
9:15 AM Comprehensive Hemophilia Management Within New Models of Care: Leveraging Collaborative Care Strategies and Resources
9:35 AM Question and Answer Session
9:45 AM Evaluation and Post-Activity Survey

Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the National Hemophilia Foundation, and Impact Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - (0809-9999-14-181-L01-P)

For Pharmacists: Upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form, you will receive an email from the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine within 3 weeks with a link and directions to submit your credit to the NABP CPE Monitor Service.

Type of Activity: Application

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Impact Education, LLC, prior to the live event at (215) 619-8812.

Fee Information
No additional fee is required to attend this CPE/CME activity.

Note: There is NO FEE for attending this Satellite Symposium. However, if you wish to attend the AMCP Nexus 2014 sessions from October 7th through October 10th, a registration fee is required.

Pre-registration will close at 12:00 pm on October 6, 2014.
Walk-in registration will be available at the time of the program.
If you have any questions, please call (215) 619-8812 or email