The Evolution of HCT, Part 4: Addressing Barriers

Estimated Time
0.50 hr

Release Date
Feb 22, 2023

Expiration Date
Feb 21, 2024

Activity Description
Community hematology/oncology practices play a critical role to expand patient access to hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and improve patient outcomes.

This self-guided online training course series consists of five courses designed to present the current state of the science for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) by following the evolution of HCT over time. The series is broken down into major misperceptions or myths about HCT and cellular therapy that are not supported by current research and clinical practice.

This is Part 4 in a 5-part series, examining major barriers to HCT and ways to overcome them.


Accreditation and Disclosure Information

Target Audience
This activity is intended for community hematology/oncology practitioners including physicians, APPs, and nurses involved in the diagnosis of HCT-indicated diseases and essential for referral to a transplant center for HCT and cell therapy consultation.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Implement strategies to overcome concerns about barriers to HCT and how to address them.
  • Discuss psychosocial barriers and access challenges in HCT.
  • Examine trends in racial and ethnic disparities in HCT.
  • Describe referral trends and biases in HCT that can limit access to care.

Program Agenda

  • Overcoming Concerns, Part 4: Barriers to Transplant
  • Psychosocial Barriers and HCT Access
  • Disparities in Transplant
  • Referral Trends and Bias

Accreditation, Support and Credit

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Joint Accreditation with Commendation Logo In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Learning Institute, Inc., and National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match. Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
Medical Learning Institute, Inc. (MLI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
Successful completion of this nursing continuing professional development activity will be awarded 0.5 contact hour and no contact hour in the area of pharmacology.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Statement

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Support Statement
There is no commercial support associated with this CE activity.

Disclosure & Conflict of Interest Policy
Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match are committed to providing high quality continuing education to healthcare professionals, as individuals and teams, with a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from ineligible companies that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education. To that end, MLI requires faculty, presenters, planners, staff, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this CE activity to disclose all financial relationships they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME, as related to the content of this CE activity, regardless of the amount or their view of the relevance to the education. All identified COI will be thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to MLI policy. These disclosures will be provided to learners prior to the start of the CE activity.

Faculty Disclosures
Sanjeet Dadwal, MD

City of Hope
Duarte, CA, USA

Sanjeet Dadwal, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board/Consultant: Allovir, Janssen, Merck
Research Grant: Allovir, Ansun Biopharma, Karius, Merck
Speakers’ Bureau: Astellas, Merck, Takeda
Stock Ownership: AseptiScope, Inc.

Marco Ruiz, MD, MPH, Msc

Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, FL, USA

Marco Ruiz, MD, MPH, Msc, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose for this educational activity.


Planning Committee and Content/Peer Reviewers
The planners and content/peer reviewers from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match, the joint provider, do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies unless listed below.

Steven Devine, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board/Consultant: Magenta, Inc., Orca Bio, Sanofi

Heather Stefanski, MD, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board/Consultant: Novartis

All of the relevant financial relationships of individuals for this activity have been mitigated.

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

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Method of Participation
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