Immunosuppressive Therapy in Renal Transplantation - Advances in Treatment & Management

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme

TITLE - Immunosuppressive Therapy in Renal Transplantation - Advances in Treatment & Management

TARGET AUDIENCE - Target audiences for this program are Specialty Pharmacists, Pharmacists, Clinical Pharmacists, Specialty Pharmacy executives, Pharmacy Directors, Chief Pharmacy Officers, Transplant Pharmacists, Transplant Nurses and Nurses

LEARNING OBJECTIVES - After completing the program, Specialty Pharmacists, Pharmacists, Clinical Pharmacists, Specialty Pharmacy executives, Pharmacy Directors, Chief Pharmacy Officers, Transplant Pharmacists, Transplant Nurses and Nurses, along with other healthcare practitioner participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the immunologic mechanisms of transplant rejection, including the implications for various immunosuppressive agents
  2. Review the safety and efficacy profiles of available immunosuppressive agents and formulations
  3. Identify an individualized treatment plan for renal transplant recipients based on treatment stage, potential adverse events and comorbidities
  4. Describe the importance of monitoring patients on immunosuppressive therapy for graft function, adverse events, emergent infections and other complications
  5. Recognize barriers associated with treatment adherence in renal transplant recipients
  6. Discuss the importance of treatment adherence in renal transplant recipients and strategies to engage patients and maximize adherence post-transplantation

Faculty Disclosures:

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/ services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by the Specialty Pharma Education Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Pharmacist continuing education credit

Specialty Pharma Education Center (SPEC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 1.5 hours (0.15CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit.
ACPE #0535-0000-18-010-H01-P

Knowledge Based Activity

Course release date 8/15/2018

Course expires 8/15/2021

Nursing continuing education credit

Educational Review Systems is an approved approver of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Provider # 5-115.  This program is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing nursing education.

Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida and the District of Columbia.

Course release date 8/15/2018

Course expires 8/15/2020

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
0535-0000-18-010-H01-P 0.15 CEUs August 15, 2018 - August 15, 2021
0535-0000-18-010-H01-N 1.5 hours of CNE August 15, 2018 - August 15, 2020