Multiple Myeloma Dispensing Models Webinar Series

The ACCC Multiple Myeloma Dispensing Models Webinar Series features six on-demand recordings hosted by expert multidisciplinary faculty that explore various dispensing models and effective practices in the care of patients with multiple myeloma.

Emerging Therapies in Management of Multiple Myeloma and Best Practices for Implementing Care

Kirollos S. Hanna, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Oncology Pharmacy Manager, M Health Fairview - Maple Grove

Kathryn T. Maples, PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Multiple Myeloma, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory Healthcare

Expert faculty will Identify new emerging therapies in the care for multiple myeloma patients and provide examples of how to operationalize care of this patient population. Have your questions answered in real-time and hear from your multidisciplinary peers.

Telehealth Strategies for Multiple Myeloma Medication Dispensing During COVID 

Catherine Johnson, PA-C, MMsc, Physician Assistant, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University   

Risk Factors for Multiple Myeloma 

Samantha Larson, PharmD, Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, M Health Fairview 

Addressing Disparities and Access to Clinical Trials Among Patients with Multiple Myeloma 

Sikander Ailawadhi, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Florida   

Communication Strategies for Discussing Multiple Myeloma with Patients 

Kirollos S. Hanna, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine   Oncology Pharmacy Manager, M Health Fairview - Maple Grove 

Make the Most of Financial Resources and Improve the Reimbursement Process in Your Cancer Program 

Cheryl Hyk, CPhT, Oncology Pharmacy Liaison, M Health Fairview 
Chris Schumpp, PharmD, Specialty Pharmacy Oncology Pharmacist, UI Health Specialty Pharmacy Services 
Megan Bregel, Infusion Finance Supervisor, M Health Fairview   

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The Multiple Myeloma Dispensing Models project is part of the ACCC Oncology Pharmacy Education Network. Thank you to Bristol Myers Squibb for their support of this work.

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Sikander Ailawadhi

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Ailawadhi is a Professor with the Division of Hematology-Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and joined the Division in 2014 when he moved from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles where he was an academic faculty with Hematology. His career focus has been on treatment of plasma cell disorders, namely multiple myeloma and Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, and also chronic lymphocytic leukemia. His research has focused on understanding the epidemiology and pathophysiology of these disorders, evaluating the benefit of various therapeutic strategies in different populations based on racial-ethnic and socioeconomic diversity, as well as developing novel therapeutics by means of conducting several regional and national clinical trials.  These have included phase 1 through phase 3 clinical trials for novel drugs including cellular therapy such as car T-cell treatment.  Dr. Ailawadhi has a special interest in understanding the disparities in care of cancer patients and their outcomes with a special focus on patients from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.  

Megan Bregel

Infusion Finance Supervisor, M Health Fairview

Megan Bregel is the Infusion Finance Supervisor for the M Health Fairview infusion centers. She currently oversees a team of 9 who assist patients with coverage for chemotherapy and specialty infusions. Megan has been with M Health Fairview Infusion Finance for 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science from St. Cloud State University. Additionally, for the past 13 years Megan has also worked casually for Allina Health Community Pharmacies as a nationally certified pharmacy technician. 

Kirollos S. Hanna, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Oncology Pharmacy Manager, M Health Fairview - Maple Grove, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy | Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Dr. Hanna is board certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in Oncology Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy. He received his doctorate of pharmacy from Florida A&M University, completed his general residency at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN and his oncology residency at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise, ID. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the Oncology Pharmacy Manager at M Health Fairview, Maple Grove.

Dr. Hanna’s research interests are focused on B-cell malignancies and genitourinary cancers. He has published over a dozen peer-reviewed manuscripts in various journals including Pharmacotherapy, AJHP, Drugs, JOPP, AJMC and JHOP. He is also an active member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, Association of Community Cancer Centers, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 

Cheryl Hyk, CPhT

Oncology Pharmacy Liaison, M Health Fairview

Cheryl Hyk is the Oncology Pharmacy Liaison for M Health Fairview North Region in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She currently assists over 200 oral chemotherapy patients across three cancer care clinics. Cheryl has held this position for 2 years but has been in the pharmacy field for over 20. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, is a nationally certified pharmacy technician, and a member of several pharmacy associations. 

 

Catherine Johnson, PA-C, MMsc​

Physician Assistant, Emory Healthcare

Catherine Johnson, PA-C, MMsc, graduated from Emory University’s Physician Assistant program in December 2016 and in February 2017 accepted a PA position at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University working in the Bone Marrow Transplant Department. Currently, she is the primary PA-C for two large plasma cell disorder clinics and also cares for patients undergoing both allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplant. 

Samantha Larson, PharmD

Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, M Health Fairview

Samantha Larson is currently a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist at M Health Fairview in Minnesota. She obtained her pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN and her PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at M Health Fairview in Minneapolis, MN. 

Kathryn Maples, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Multiple Myeloma Emory Healthcare, Winship Cancer Institute, Department of Pharmaceutical Services

Kathryn Maples received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residencies at Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Richmond, VA. Dr. Maples began her career as a clinical pharmacy specialist with the lymphoma/myeloma group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in August 2017, and joined Emory Winship Cancer Institute as a myeloma clinical specialist in June 2019.  She is board certified in oncology pharmacy and her professional interests include clinical research in multiple myeloma, cellular therapy, and survivorship support.   

 

Christopher Schumpp, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist, Specialty Pharmacy Oncology, UI Health Specialty Pharmacy Services

Christopher Schumpp, PharmD is currently the Clinical Pharmacist, Specialty Pharmacy Services, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services and a Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice. Christopher works within a comprehensive specialty pharmacy that serves patients, employees, and students of the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health), a major academic teaching institution on the near west side of Chicago. 

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Telehealth Strategies for Multiple Myeloma Medication Dispensing During COVID
Telehealth Strategies for Multiple Myeloma Medication Dispensing During COVID
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Select the "View webinar" button to begin. COVID 19 has impacted the delivery of telehealth medicine in the dispensing of multiple myeloma medication and care. Learn how to identify those effects to help mitigate them and how to implement strategies to improve telehealth medicine during the pandemic in the dispensing of MM medication and care.
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Risk Factors for Multiple Myeloma
Risk Factors for Multiple Myeloma
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Select the "View webinar" button to begin. Causes, risk factors, and prevention vary among cancer types, and multiple myeloma presents its own unique risk factors, such as age, gender, race, and family history, among others. Learn about the various precursor conditions for multiple myeloma and how to determine the risk of developing the disease.
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Addressing Disparities and Access to Clinical Trials Among Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Addressing Disparities and Access to Clinical Trials Among Patients with Multiple Myeloma
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Select the "View webinar" button to begin. Access to clinical trials is crucial to quality cancer care for every person. Learn how to identify key disparities in clinical trial access for patients with multiple myeloma and explore strategies that can help improve access for minorities.
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Communication Strategies for Discussing Multiple Myeloma with Patients
Communication Strategies for Discussing Multiple Myeloma with Patients
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Select the "View webinar" button to begin. Effective communication with patients is key to providing optimal care to patients. Learn the most effective strategies for successful conversation with patients undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma and discover valuable resources that can help.
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How to Make the Most of Financial Resources and Improve the Reimbursement Process in Your Cancer Program
How to Make the Most of Financial Resources and Improve the Reimbursement Process in Your Cancer Program
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Select the "View webinar" button to begin. Multiple myeloma treatment and care can be particularly burdensome for both cancer programs and the patients who are receiving treatment. Learn how to identify and utilize financial resources that are available and implement strategies to improve insurance verification procedures.
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Emerging Therapies in Management of Multiple Myeloma and Best Practices for Implementing Care
Emerging Therapies in Management of Multiple Myeloma and Best Practices for Implementing Care
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Several common challenges impede reimbursement for multiple myeloma treatment. Learn about the new emerging therapies in the care of patients with multiple myeloma and examine best practices for operationalizing multiple myeloma management in the multidisciplinary cancer center.
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ACCC HANDOUTS TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR LEARNING  

  • ACCC Oncology Pharmacy Education Network—Access Upcoming live and on-demand webinars, needs assessments, educational resources and multidisciplinary connections that advance the field and elevate oncology pharmacy professionals to top-of-license practice.  
     
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