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This resources provided below are videos presented by nationally and internationally recognized leaders in Apheresis. Fundamentals include in-depth reviews of basic principles, procedures, prescribing, clinical management and care of special populations. Updates on selected disease indications are supplemented by case studies and new clinical science.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies.

Target Audience

The target audience for this initiative includes physicians and allied health professionals interested in therapeutic apheresis, including both established practitioners and those embarking on a new apheresis service. The content is aimed at nephrologists, hematologists, clinical pathologists, blood bankers and nurses.

Course Directors

Amber P. Sanchez, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Medical Director, Apheresis Program

David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP)
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Founder, Apheresis Program

Presentation Content

The views and opinions expressed in these presentations are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California San Diego.

Release Date: May 1, 2022
Expiration Date: May 1, 2024

Apheresis Modalities for the Treatment of Covid-19 – Jay S. Raval, MD
AMBAR Study for Alzheimer’s and the Role of Albumin in TPE – Dobri Kiprov, MD, HP (ASCP)
Vaccination of Apheresis Patients: Strategies and Issues – Amber P. Sanchez, MD
​Cellular Immunotherapy: Beyond CAR-T Cells – Dan S. Kaufman, MD, PhD
Three Types of Autoimmunity: Lessons from Nephrology and Neurology – David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP)
Optimization of Person and Process: Providing a Quality Cell Collection Product – Laura Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM
Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) for Kidney Diseases – Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP)
Gene Replacement Therapies Based on Apheresis Cell Products – Stephanie Cherqui, PhD
Antibodies in Solid-Organ Transplantation: Roles of TPE, IVIG and Imlifidase – Stanley C. Jordan, MD
Advances in Cell Therapies Q&A
​Autoimmune Encephalitis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO): Use of TPE – Joshua Alexander, DO
“Telapheresis”: Telemedicine in Therapeutic Apheresis – Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc
​Role and Practicalities of RBC Exchange Apheresis – Robyn Cunard, MD
​​Quality Management of Stem Cell and Immune Effector Cell Apheresis
 – Lorraine Guiney Greathouse
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and the Thrombotic Angiopathies – Jill Adamski, MD, PhD


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