NCCN Pharmacy Updates: Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation - An Overview of Hematopoietic Cell Mobilization

July 29, 2024

In order to ensure successful blood and bone marrow transplantation, it is necessary to infuse a sufficient amount of hematopoietic progenitor cells that are capable of homing to the marrow cavity, causing a regeneration of multiple cell lineages within a certain window of time. Recruitment of hematopoietic stem cells from the marrow into the blood is called mobilization and is dependent on a multitude of factors. It is important for practitioners to understand what factors influence successful stem cell mobilization in preparation for a transplant. They should also be familiar with the agents used in this process.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician associates/assistants, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the general principles of stem cell mobilization for both autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.
  • Compare pros and cons of stem cell mobilization versus bone marrow grafts.
  • Outline notable side effects of agents used in stem cell mobilization.
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from GSK and Menarini-Stemline. This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from Exelixis, Inc. This activity is supported through an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA. This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 1.00 ACPE contact hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC contact hours
    • 1.00 ANCC Pharmacology Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
05/28/2024
Course expires: 
10/13/2024
Event starts: 
07/29/2024 - 3:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
07/29/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
Cost:
$0.00

Bradley Figgins, PharmD, BCOP
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

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Physicians
NCCN designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. This activity offers 1.0 pharmacotherapeutic contact hour for nurses.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates this application-based continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: TBD

Physician Associates/Assistants
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 1.00 ACPE contact hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC contact hours
    • 1.00 ANCC Pharmacology Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

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  • A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
    • One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
    • Internet Explorer is no longer supported
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing