Stem Cell Transplant Course Fall 2022

November 1, 2022 to November 7, 2022

This two-day course addresses the individual and joint needs of nursing, pharmacy, and other professions in relation to Stem Cell Transplantation.  It includes information on current transplantation issues such as patient work-up, disease process, patient care, and management.  Selected topics include differentiating types of transplants, mobilization and preparative regimens, growth factors, the role of total body irradiation, transfusion issues, graft versus host disease, CAR T-Cell therapies, and other transplant related topics.

Target Audience

Oncology nurses, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, social workers, and other healthcare professionals working with patients undergoing Stem Cell Transplant.

Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of stem cell transplant in cancer and other diseases.
  2. Compare and contrast the role of autologous, allogeneic, haploidentical, and cord blood transplant in treating hematological malignancies.
  3. Understand preparative regimen chemotherapy and what preparative regimen is indicated based on disease and other comorbidities.
  4. Understand the transfusion needs surrounding patients who need or receive a stem cell transplant. 
  5. Describe appropriate interventions for the management of transplant associated complications including acute and chronic graft verse host disease, infection, and organ toxicities.
  6. Describe the process of pre transplant evaluation, mobilization, cell collection, cell infusion, and troubleshooting infusion related complications for transplant patients and donors. 
  7. Understand HLA typing and donor selection for allogeneic and haploidentical transplants. 
  8. Understand the purpose and importance of immunosuppression in the stem cell transplant population. 
  9. Identify the role of rehabilitation resources in patients undergoing stem cell transplant.
  10. Understand the short term and long term follow up requirements and role of survivorship care planning, including patient education across the transplant continuum of care. 
  11. Recall the clinical background of chimeric antigen receptor modified T-cells and the diseases indicated for this type of treatment.
  12. Discuss the outpatient management of a stem cell transplant patient.
  13. Recall the nursing care considerations of a patient receiving CAR T-cell therapy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 13.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 13.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/01/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
11/07/2022 - 2:00pm EST
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Melissa Bastacky, PharmD, BCOP

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

UPMC Shadyside

Megan Beer, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Hematology Oncology

Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant

UPMC Shadyside

Ashur-Dee Brown, MSN, RN, BMTCN

Program Manager

Cellular Therapy

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Sawa Ito, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Cell Therapy

Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Colleen Johnston, MSW, LSW

Palliative Care Social Worker

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Shannon Joy, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Palliative Care

Inpatient Consult Service

UPMC Shadyside

Erin Kerr, PT, DPT, GCS

Oncology Supervisor
Rehab Services

UPMC Shadyside

Janet Loper, BSN, RN

Oncology Clinical Coordinator

Cellular Therapy

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Advanced Clinical Education Specialist

UPMC Shadyside Hospital

Megan Marmol, BSN, RN

Sr. Professional Staff Nurse

UPMC Shadyside 6 West

Jennifer Minnier, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Stem Cell Transplant Service

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Brittni Prosdocimo, MSN, RN, BMTCN

Advanced Clinical Education Specialist

Manager, Professional and Patient Education

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Allison Scott, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Malignant Hematology

UPMC Shadyside

Alison Sehgal, MD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Cheryl Tompkins MSN, CRNP, BMTCN

Nurse Practitioner, Senior

Stem Cell Transplant Service

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Jackie Wojton, BSN, RN, OCN


UPMC Shadyside 6 West



In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

The University of Pittsburgh 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 13 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 13 contact hours.

To receive 13 Contact Hours, the learner must sign in, attend the entire activity, and complete the activity evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 13.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 13.00 Attendance
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