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CE Webinar: A Guide to Individualized Vaccination Needs of Oncology Patients
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10/16/2017
When: Monday, October 16, 2017
3:30 to 5:00 PM
Where: Webinar
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United States
Presenter: Benjamin Andrick, PharmD
Contact: Sara Bowden
(717) 234-6151 x. 2


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A Guide to Individualized Vaccination Needs of Oncology Patients

 

As the US and worldwide incidence of cancer increases, the likelihood of a pharmacist caring for patients whom have or had cancer is very high. Often, vaccinations are overlooked due to the perceived “complexity” of oncology care and lack of knowledge in managing this populations vaccination needs. As cancer patients and survivors live longer, vaccination needs of this population need to be addressed not only for short term infection protection, but for building lifelong immunity. This program acts as a primer for all pharmacists on the guidelines, evidence, and recommendations for vaccinating this population. By the end of the presentation, the pharmacist will be able to assess, evaluate and develop individualized vaccination schedules for oncology patients encountered in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  Of note the first 30-40 minutes will focus on patients with solid/hematological malignancies and the remaining 20min will focus on hematopoietic transplant patients.


Presenter:


Benjamin Andrick, PharmD, Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist & Clincial Investigator, Geisinger Medical Center

Ben is originally from Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, where he got his start in his pharmacy from working for Sloan’s Pharmacy.  Based upon his experience, Ben pursued his doctorate of pharmacy degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  While at Duquesne, he worked in a pharmaceutical laboratory which sparked his interest in translational research and, based on clinical APPE experiences, a clinical interest in oncology.  Ben completed his PGY1 & PGY2 oncology residency in Augusta, GA at Augusta University Medical Center, in collaboration with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.  Currently, he works at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Pen's interest areas include bone marrow transplant, hematological malignances, academia and clinical/translational research.


Target Audience: Pharmacists practicing in community setting as well as hospital setting (inpatient/outpatient) who longitudinally care for oncology patients

  
CE Credit: 1.5 Contact Hours (0.15 CEU)

Program Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to
1. Identify vaccination needs for patients with cancer and develop an appropriate vaccination strategy for individualized care
2. Discuss the evidence which composes the guideline endorsed vaccination schedule in cancer patients
3. Describe controversies regarding vaccine administration in cancer patients
  
Schedule:

3:25 PM to 3:30 PM - Attendees log in
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - CE Program

  

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

  

Cost:

PPA Members - Free
Non-Members - $45
   *Requests for cancellation refunds must be submitted to PPA at least one day in advance of the webinar. All refunds will be subject to a $5 administrative fee.

  

UAN: 0159-0000-17-041-L01-P

  

Requirements to receive credit: Participants must attend the entire program and complete an online evaluation survey within one week. PPA must have your CPE Monitor ID and birthday on file to issue credit.    


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