5th Annual ASBMT Fall Clinical Education Conference for NPs, PAs and Fellows

Starts:  Sep 20, 2018 12:00 PM (CT)
Ends:  Sep 22, 2018 4:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Events

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.

Download the final CEC Schedule. 

Program Agenda

Day 1: September 20, 2018

Time Topic
12:00 - 1:00 PM Registration/Check-in and Exhibits Open
1:00 - 1:45 PM Best of Tandem
John DiPersio, M.D, PhD; ASBMT President; Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
1:45 - 2:30 PM Updates on Immune Effector Cells and Implications for Hematopoietic Cell Transplant
Carlos Bachier, M.D; Sarah Cannon
2:30 - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 - 3:45 PM Myeloma - Transplant Pros and Cons
Sergio Giralt, MD; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY: PRO; Jesus Bereja, MD; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN:CON)
3:45 - 4:30 PM Matchmaking: Choosing the Right Donor
Haydar Frangoul, MD; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN
4:30 - 5:15 PM Workflow/Work Models for APPs
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
5:15 - 8:00 PM Reception

Day 2: September 21, 2018

Time Topic
7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration 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 AM Break
Breakout section Adult Breakout Pediatric 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 PM Hematopoietic 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 PM Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 PM Chronic 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 continued Adult Breakout Pediatric Breakout
1:45 - 2:30 PM Hematopoietic 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 PM Critical Care Topics in Transplant
Misty Evans, NP; Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN
3:15 - 3:30 PM Break
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 PM Chronic GVHD: Diagnosis and Treatment
Carina Moravec, ARNP; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA

Day 3: September 22, 2018

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

*Schedule Subject to Change


Type Price
Early-bird registration rate (before August 3) $300
Regular rate (after August 3) $350

Click here to register

Hotel and Travel Information

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. 

Hotel Information

Omni NashvilleSOLD OUT

250 Fifth Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

Rate: $262 (tax not included)

To take advantage of the special ASBMT hotel rates, be sure to book your reservation on or before Thursday, August 30, 2018. Reservations will be accepted through this date or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. After August 30, reservation requests will be honored based on availability and at the hotel’s prevailing rates. A credit card is required to hold each individual’s reservation. If you are unable to honor your reservation, please cancel within 72 hours prior to your arrival date or your first night's room and tax will be retained.

 Update: August 13, 2018

The official ASBMT hotel is now sold out. Please call A Room With A View for information on the official designated ASBMT overflow hotel. They will secure the lowest available rates at the best available hotels within a short distance of Omni Nashville. Reservations processed by A Room With A View are automatically on a waitlist for rooms at The Omni Nashville should cancellations occur within The ASBMT group block.

 A Room With A View can be contacted at 1-800-780-4343 Monday- Friday 8am – 5pm CST. International attendees can reach them at reservations@aroomwithaview.net

This is a FREE SERVICE for all ASBMT attendees


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

Presenting Sponsors


Sanofi Genzyme

Sarah Cannon

Exhibit Opportunities

We would like to invite you to participate as an exhibitor at this conference. The exhibit area will be open September 20-22 outside of where the educational presentations will take place. There will be two networking lunches as well as multiple breaks where attendees will be encouraged to visit the Exhibit Hall and network with our exhibitors. Exhibitors will also be invited to attend the conference sessions and hear talks from leaders in the field of blood and marrow transplantations and immunotherapies.
We hope you will be able to participate as an exhibitor at this conference. Please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions or need additional information at adahl@asbmt.org.


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.

Nursing Credit
The National Marrow Donor Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (COA).

Up to 16.50 contact hours may be claimed for this educational activity.

Attendees must complete and submit the online evaluation within 30 days of the activity to receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion.


Omni Nashville Hotel
250 5th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37203