2017 CME/CE HTC NetWorkShops™: Update on Current Issues and Clinical Challenges in the Treatment of Bleeding Disorders

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Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, and other specialists of the hemophilia treatment center (HTC) team, as well as other healthcare providers interested in the comprehensive care of patients with congenital or acquired hemophilia.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
Hemophilia is the most common and severe inherited bleeding disorder recognized in humans, and it affects the largest proportion of patients followed in most bleeding disorders clinics and HTCs.

Many of the clinicians who practice at HTCs, as well as at other types of hemophilia practices, are not able to regularly attend the major national and international society meetings, where they can view scientific posters and interact with the authors and/or experts who provide perspective and insight about a range of clinical challenges and patient management issues frequently encountered in the HTC setting.

With the CME/CE NetWorkShops™ series, however, these meetings can be brought to busy clinicians in the form of webcasts and organized group workshops at or near HTCs. Healthcare professionals are now able to view, analyze, and discuss new and emerging data with recognized hemophilia experts while gaining ideas on how to apply new learning to their own clinical practice.

Educational Objectives
After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review demographic and clinical data about the comprehensive care of patients with hemophilia (PWH)
  • Review developments in hemophilia treatment, including newer factor concentrates, prophylactic strategies, gene therapy, and new and emerging models of care, as well as inhibitor detection, eradication, and management
  • Implement individualized hemophilia management strategies that optimize adherence, outcomes, and utilization of resources
  • Assess pain and functional impairment by utilizing patient-reported outcomes (PRO) instruments to achieve improved health-related quality of life in PWH

Planning Committee and Presenting Faculty

Steven W. Pipe, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
Laurence A. Boxer Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Pediatric Medical Director, Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program
Director, Special Coagulation Laboratory
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan


Miguel A. Escobar, MD
Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology
University of Texas and MD Anderson Cancer Center
McGovern Medical School
Medical Director, Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center
Houston, Texas

Amy D. Shapiro, MD
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Medical Director & Pediatric Hematologist
Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Robert Sidonio Jr, MD
Associate Director Hemostasis and Thrombosis
Comprehensive Bleeding Disorder Center at
Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Doris Quon, MD, PhD
Medical Director
Orthopaedic Hemophilia Treatment Center
Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Los Angeles, California

Michelle L. Witkop DNP, FNP-BC
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner
Northern Regional Bleeding Disorders Center
Munson Medical Center
Traverse City, MI

Program Agenda
40-minute live webcast presentation
20-minute interactive question-and-answer session

Physician Continuing Medical Education
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 (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health Foundation, and Educational Concepts in Medicine. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
Credit Designation
This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.

Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 1.0 contact hours.

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you within 3 weeks (if applicable).

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Steven W. Pipe, MD Consulting Fees: Alnylam, Biogen Idec, CSL Behring, HEMA Biologics, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Roche/Genentech, Shire, uniQure.
Contracted Research: Siemens, Shire.
Miguel A. Escobar, MD Consulting Fees: Bayer, CSL Behring, Genentech, HEMA Biologics, Novo Nordisk, Shire.
Contracted Research: Bayer, Biogen Idec, CSL Behring, Genentech, Novo Nordisk, Octapharma, OPKO Biologics, Pfizer, Shire.
Amy D. Shapiro, MD Consulting Fees: Baxalta/Shire, Bayer, Biogen Idec, Bio Products Labaratory, Genentech, Kedrion, Prometic Life Sciences, Sangamo Biosciences, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer,
Contracted Research: Baxalta/Shire, Biogen Idec, CSL Behring, Daiichi Sankyo, Kedrion, Novo Nordisk, Octapharma, OPKO Biologics, Prometic Life Sciences.
Robert Sidonio Jr, MD Consulting Fees: Baxalta,Biogen Idec, CSL Behring, Emergent Solutions, Grifols, LFB, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer,
Contracted Research: Biogen Idec
Doris Quon, MD, PhD Consulting Fees: Baxalta/Shire, Bayer, Biogen Idec, Grifols, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer
Fees for Non-CME/CE Services: Baxalta/Shire, Biogen Idec, Grifols, Novo Nordisk
Michelle L. Witkop DNP, FNP-BC Consulting Fees: Apetvo, Baxalta/Shire, Biogen Idec, Pfizer, Inc., NHF, Novo Nordisk
Fees for Non-CME/CE Services: Aptevo, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Inc.
Contracted Research: Pfizer, Inc., Biogen Idec, Novo Nordisk

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship
PIM Clinical Reviewers: Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP; Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN; Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP Have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
ECM: Patrick J. Crowley, MBA, President; Jodi Andrews, BS, Vice President, Operations; Jo-Ann Angelucci, BA, Program Director; Helen Morfit, BA, Program Director; Larry Rosenberg, Medical Writer Have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.