5th Annual ASBMT Fall Clinical Education Conference

Nashville, TN US
September 20, 2018 to September 22, 2018

The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) in collaboration with The Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network and National Marrow Donor Program / Be The Match® is proud to announce the 5th Annual ASBMT Fall Clinical Education Conference. The conference will be held September 20-22, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, TN. 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.  A few highlights in this year’s agenda include clinical care advancements, a BEST OF TANDEM review and a half-day of pediatric BMT lectures. 





Target Audience

Physicians, NPs, PAs, fellows and junior faculty

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:

  • Describe the diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic modalities available for common acute complications of post blood and marrow transplant patients.
  • Describe the diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic modalities available for chronic complications of blood and marrow transplant patients.
  • Integrate guideline-based treatments into clinical practice while personalizing care appropriately for the patient.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Nicole Heino
Phone Number: 
+1 (763) 406-4811
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 16.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/20/2018 - 3:00pm
Event ends: 
09/22/2018 - 3:00pm

Program Agenda

Day 1: September 20, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 PMRegistration/Check-in and Exhibits Open
1:00 - 1:45 PMBest of Tandem
John DiPersio, M.D, PhD; ASBMT President; Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
1:45 - 2:30 PMUpdates on Immune Effector Cells and Implications for Hematopoietic Cell Transplant
Carlos Bachier, M.D; Sarah Cannon
2:30 - 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 - 3:45 PMBurned Out? Promoting Clinician Well-Being
Linda Burns, M.D; NMDP/Be The Match, Minneapolis, MN
3:45 - 4:30 PMWhat Outcomes of Transplant Matter Most to Patients?
Linda Burns, M.D; NMDP/Be The Match, Minneapolis, MN
4:30 - 5:15 PMMyeloma - Transplant Pros and Cons
Jesus Berdeja, M.D; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN: CON
Sergio Giralt, M.D; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY: PRO
5:15 - 8:00 PMReception

Day 2: September 21, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 AMRegistration Open, Exhibits Open, Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 
Workflow/Work Models for APPs
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
9:15 - 10:00 AM“Let’s Talk About Sex,” and Babies: A Discussion About Fertility In Pediatric Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Sameeya Ahmed-Winston, CPNP-PC; Children's national Health System, Washington DC: Erin Tingue, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC; Children's National Health System, Washington, DC
10:00 - 10:30 AMBreak
Breakout sectionAdult BreakoutPediatric Breakout
10:30 - 11:15 AM“I don’t want to talk about it”: Discussing difficult news with patients and families 
Todd Hultman, Ph.D, ACNP, ACHPN; The Medical Center of Aurora
Immunotherapy CAR-T
Corinne Summers, M.D; Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
11:15 - 12:00 PMHematopoietic Cell Transplantation from Haploidentical Donors
Richard Nash, MD; Colorado Blood Cancer Institute/Sarah Cannon, Denver, CO)
Sickle Cell Disease, Transplant or Not to Transplant
Haydar Frangoul, M.D; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN
12:00 - 12:45 PMLunch
12:45 - 1:45 PMChronic Pulmonary Complications After HSCT (Bronchiolitis Obliterans) 
Kirsten M. Williams, M.D; Children's National Health System, Washington, DC
Challenging Cases: Audience Presentation
Moderator: Jackie Dioguardi, PA-C; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Breakout section continuedAdult BreakoutPediatric Breakout
1:45 - 2:30 PMHematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Autoimmune Diseases
Richard Nash, M.D; Colorado Blood Cancer Institute, Denver, CO
Pediatric Nutrition: We Are What We Eat
Elyse Bryson, PA-C; Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
2:30 - 3:15 PMCritical Care Topics in Transplant 
Misty Evans, NP; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN
3:15 - 3:30 PMBreak
3:30 - 4:15 PM
Update on GVHD Therapies: Acute and Chronic
LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, BCOP; Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
4:15 - 5:00 PMChronic GVHD: Diagnosis and Treatment
Carina Moravec, ARNP; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA

Day 3: September 22, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 AMRegistration Open, Exhibits Open, Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 AMMatchmaking; Choosing the Right Donor
Haydar Frangoul, M.D; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN
9:15 - 10:00 AMAccess and Insurance for Cellular Therapies
Stephanie Farnia, MPH; Director, Health Policy and Strategic Relations; ASBMT; Madison, WI
10:00 - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 - 11:15 AMUpdates in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) Infectious Diseases
Gowri Satyanarayana, M.D; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
11:15 AM - 12:00 PMNon-HLA Barriers to Transplant
Navneet Majhail, M.D; Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, OH
12:00 - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 - 1:45 PMSurvivorship—A Clinical Perspective
Minoo Battiwalla, M.D, MS; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN
Bipin Savani, M.D; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
1:45 - 2:45 PMRound Table Discussion: Survivorship
Moderator: Darren Johnson, PA-C; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN
2:45 - 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 - 3:45 PM

What is Past in Blood and Marrow Transplantation is Prologue for Cell Therapy

Fred LeMaistre, M.D; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN
3:45 - 4:00 PMClosing Remarks
Darren Johnson, PA-C; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN

*Schedule Subject to Change

Omni Nashville Hotel
250 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37011
United States

The Omni Nashville Hotel, specially created to be an authentic expression of Nashville’s vibrant music culture. The luxury hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience, fully integrated with an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum® on four levels. The design is a modern expression of the city’s distinct character, incorporating natural materials, exposed steel and regional limestone. The multi-story hotel and expanded museum will share meeting and entertainment space and bring additional restaurants and retail venues to this dynamic destination in downtown Nashville. 


Options from the Airport

  • Taxi Service: There is a flat rate of $25 to the downtown area, plus an additional passenger charge of $1 when the accompanying passenger and the original passenger are proceeding to the same destination.
  • Local Shuttle Service: Approximately $20 per person; 24-hour service is available.
  • MTA Bus: Tourist, residents, and business travelers now have a convenient and inexpensive way to travel to and from the Nashville International Airport (BNA) and downtown Music City. For just $1.60, you can ride the Nashville MTA’s route 18 Airport/Elm Hill Pike bus between the Nashville International Airport and Downtown Music City. Visit the MTA website or call (615) 862-5950 for more information on schedules and pick locations.

Driving Directions

  • From the airport, exit south on Airport Service Road. Proceed 0.2 miles. Turn left toward Terminal Drive. Continue 272 feet. Proceed straight onto Terminal Drive. Take the ramp onto I-40 West, continue 5.1 miles. Take a slight left to stay on I-40 West (look for signs for Huntsville/Memphis/Interstate 65 South). Take Exit 210C for Second Avenue toward Fourth Avenue/U.S. 41 Alternate S/U.S. 31 Alternate South. Keep right at the fork, follow the signs for Second Avenue and merge onto Second Avenue South. Turn left onto Korean Veterans Boulevard. Omni Nashville Hotel will be on your right.


  • Self-parking is available at the Music City Center garage adjacent to the hotel for $24+ tax per day with in/out privileges. The garage entrance is on Sixth Avenue between Korean Veterans Boulevard and Demonbreun. Inform the Front Desk upon check-in for further instruction.
    • Daily Valet: 0 – 4 Hours ($18); 4 – 10 Hours ($22)
    • Overnight Valet: $38+ tax with in/out privileges
Planning Committee:
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD 
Monica Schlatter, NP
Pamela Paplham, DNP, AOCNP, FNP-BC
Darren Johnson, PA
Jackie Dioguardi, PA-C
Tonya Cox, BSN, RN, OCN
Beth Murphy, EdD,RN
Rocky Billups, MS
Nicole Heino
Angie Dahl
Maureen Knight
Kirk Lanzone Terry
Anna Hawkshead
Lauren Marks
John DiPersio, MD, PhD
Carlos Bachier, MD
Sergio Giralt, MD
Jesus Berdeja, MD
Haydar Frangoul, MD
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM
Navneet Majhail, MD, MS
Sameeya Ahmed-Winston, CPNP, CPHON, BMTCN
Todd Hultman, PhD
Corinne Summers, MD
Richard Nash, MD
Kirsten Williams, MD
Jacqueline Dioguardi, PA-C
Elyse Bryson, PA-C
Misty Evans, NP
LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
Carina Moravec, ARNP
Stephanie Farnia, MPH
Gowri Satyanarayana, MD
Minoo Battiwalla, MD, MS
Darren Johnson, PA-C
C. Fred Le Maistre, MD
Erin Devitt
Bipin Savani


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclosure except:
Carlos Bachier, MDSanofi, Seattle Genetics, TakedaSpeakers Bureau, Advisory Board
C. Fred Le Maistre, MDSarah CannonEmployee
Gowri Satyanarayana, MDMerck

Advisory Board

Haydar Frangoul, MDJazz PharamaceuticalSpeakers Bureau
Jesus Berdeja, MDAbbvie, Amgen, Bluebird, BMS, Celgene, Genentech, Glenmark, Janssen, Novartis, Poseida, Takeda, TevaPI Investigator
John DiPersio, MD, PhDMagenta Therapeutics, Celegene, Cellworks, Incyte, Vasculox, Inc. Karyopharm TherapeuticsFounder, Consultant, EAB Member
Misty Evans, NPJazz PharmaceuticalSpeaker Bureau, Consultant
Navneet Majhail, MD, MSAnthem, Inc.Cnosultant
Sameeya Ahmed-Winston, CPNPJazz PharmaceuticalSpeaker Bureau
Sergio GiraltCelgene, Amgen, Jazz, Kite, NovartisAdvisory Board
Stephanie FarniaNimitt ConsultingTransplant Reimbursement Overview

In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.



ACCME 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 through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and National Marrow Donor Program. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 16.50 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Available Credit

  • 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 16.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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