Introduction to Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies

Contact

Julie Stone

0411 179 763

Julie.Stone@health.nsw.gov.au

September
22

Thursday 22 September 2022, 8:30am to Friday 23 September 2022, 4:30pm

Level1, 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards.

Introduction to Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies 2022-09-22T08:30 2022-09-23T16:30 Australia/Sydney Level1, 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards. Visit event page: https://aci.health.nsw.gov.au/networks/blood-and-marrow-transplant/events/introduction-to-bmt-and-ct for latest details.

Introduction to Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies (BMT+CT) is a two-day educational seminar that aims orientate the staff working in BMT+CT units or those working with patients pre and post-transplant. The focus is on the care of patients receiving both autologous and allogeneic BMT.

Audience

This event is aimed at haematology and BMT nurses, laboratory staff, pharmacists and allied health working in NSW Health services. Individuals will have some background and knowledge of haematology, but have had little specific BMT education, training or experience.

Cost

There is no charge for NSW Health employees

Agenda

Topics covered over the two days include:

Day one

  • Accreditation and regulation in Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Overview of haemopoiesis
  • Indications for BMT and cellular therapies
  • Preparation for BMT and conditioning therapies
  • The BMT donor
  • The HLA system
  • Haemopoietic progenitor cell sources and collection
  • Processing and storage
  • Infusion of Fresh and Thawed products
  • Engraftment
  • Paediatric BMT

Day two

  • Introduction to BMT and cellular therapies team
  • Chronic graft-versus-host disease
  • Acute complications
  • Febrile neutropenia and sepsis
  • Infections
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Long-term follow-up
  • Patient experience

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