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An Introduction to Gene and Disease-modifying Therapies in Specialty Pharmacy

To Participate

To participate in this continuing education activity:

  1. Review the activity description and objectives.
  2. View the activity.
  3. Complete the online post-test and activity evaluation.

This activity is available for free to members of NASP. Visit the top section of www.ProCE.com/CSPE for details.


 

A product of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's (NASP) Center for Specialty Pharmacy Education(CSPE). View more NASP/CSPE Activities
 

Activity Description

Cellular and molecular information is building on our knowledge of physiology and organ systems and this expansion in our knowledge is facilitating the development of drugs and therapies that go beyond biochemistry and pharmacology. Market predictions point toward consistent growth in these therapies, which is going to require an understanding of cellular and molecular biology. This activity will briefly review key background information and definitions and then discuss gene therapy, disease-modifying treatments and patient considerations following therapy.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists and nurses.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and broadly discuss key features of gene therapy, including the therapeutic mechanisms, and factors that can affect efficacy and durability.
  • Summarize short- and long-term patient safety considerations following gene therapy.
  • Differentiate disease-modifying treatments based on their durability, clinical efficacy, mechanism of action, and safety profile.
  • Explain the therapeutic potential and current clinical limitations of CRISPR gene editing.

Faculty

Rebecca L. Bigler, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Therapeutic Genetics Consulting Associates

CME/CE Accreditation

Pharmacist Release Date: June 1, 2020
Nurse Release Date: September 1, 2021
Expiration Date: June 1, 2023

ACPE Credit Designation (Pharmacist CE)

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, LLC and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-20-221-H01-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based, home-study activity. This CE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Completion of an evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or higher is required to receive CE credit. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.
 


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by ProCE, LLC and Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO). Clinical Care Options, LLC 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.
 

Nursing Continuing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.
 

Disclosure

It is the policy of ProCE, LLC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed during their presentation.

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty and planners reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Rebecca Bigler, PhD has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
CCO and ProCE Staff have no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Jason J. Everly, PharmD, BCOP, CHCP (pharmacist planner) has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Robin Wanous-Williamson (nurse planner) has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Potential conflicts of interest were resolved with a peer review process provided by Jason J. Everly, PharmD, BCOP, CHCP.

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.

Disclaimer
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.

Funding

This activity is self-funded by NASP.

 

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.