Register for July 18, 2018 Webinar


Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 

Program Description 

Preparing for Innovation in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease 

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an autosomal recessive genetic disease that affects approximately 100,000 people within the United States. Current treatment options for SCD attempt to implement a holistic approach that both manages physical manifestations and addresses the mental, emotional, and social well-being of patients. Several pipeline treatments, including gene therapies, are being developed with the intent to better manage and potentially cure sickle cell disease.

This program will provide an overview of SCD and its treatment, review managed care approaches for sickle cell disease, and explore treatments in development, including potential cures through gene therapy.

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology, physical manifestations, clinical course, and impact on patient quality of life of sickle cell disease (SCD).
  2. List currently-available treatment options for patients with SCD.
  3. Discuss approaches currently utilized by third party payers to manage costs associated with the care of patients with SCD.
  4. Review sickle cell treatment options in the pipeline, including gene therapies, and their potential role in the management of patients with SCD.

Target Audience 

This knowledge-based activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, physicians, and nurses in managed care settings.

Faculty Presenters  

Nirmish Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Sickle Cell Transition Program
Director, Benign Hematology Clinical Research
Duke University Health System
Durham, North Carolina


Karen Watkins, PharmD, BCOP
Manager, Emerging Therapeutics Strategy
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
San Diego, CA



Brittany N. Vogel, PharmD, MBA
Education Program Manager
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Alexandria, Virginia

2:00 pm to 2:05 pm        Welcome and Introductions
Brittany N. Vogel, PharmD, MBA
2:05 pm to 2:50 pm   Sickle Cell Disease
  • Overview of current treatment approaches
  • Managed care approaches
  • Investigational approaches
  • The future of care management
Nirmish Shah, MD
Karen Watkins, PharmD, BCOP

2:50 pm to 3:00 pm   Audience Q&A
Brittany N. Vogel, PharmD, MBA

ACPE UAN #: 0233-9999-18-044-L04-P

Credit: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU)

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Activity Fee: There is no fee to participate in this activity.

Joint Providership 

This activity is being provided jointly by Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and PRIME® Education, LLC.


Statement of Commercial Support 

This educational activity is supported by an unrestricted education grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. 


This continuing education activity is provided at no cost to participants, but space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

Continuing Education Credit - Pharmacists 

ACPE LogoThe Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this program, you must attend the entire session and participate in the pre- and post-test questions. Once completed, go to to claim CPE credit. In the enrollment code redemption area, enter the enrollment code provided during the session. Complete the program evaluation and enter your NABP ID, birth month and birth day. Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account. All CPE credit for this webinar activity must be completed no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Monday, August 20, 2018. No exceptions can be made after this date.

As an ACPE-accredited provider, AMCP strictly adheres to the ACPE Standards for Commercial Support and other relevant guidelines and standards to ensure the independence of CPE activities. It is AMCP’s intent that all CPE activities be independent, objective, balanced, evidence-based and free of any commercial bias.

Continuing Education Credit - Physicians and Nurses 


In support of improving patient care, PRIME Education, LLC (PRIME®) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Physician Credit Designation Statement
PRIME® designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC  Nurse Accreditation Statement
PRIME® designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours.

To claim ACCME or ANCC credit for the activity please access and enter the program code provided during the educational activity. 

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements  

For all activities you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

The live webinar is delivered through GoToWebinar. To view minimum technical and system requirements for the webinar, please use your web browser to check your system requirements by clicking here. Space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

The handout will be delivered via Acrobat PDF.

CPE credit will be claimed through AMCP Learn. View the minimum technical and system requirements for continuing education online learning activities by clicking here