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8/5/2002

Online CE Program Redefines Anemia Management

Cheryl A. Thompson

The educational program "Redefining Anemia Management: Innovative Therapeutic Options, Guidelines, and Pharmacoeconomic Considerations" is available online at the ASHP Symposia Web site. Completion of the program and achievement of a passing score on the accompanying test earns the viewer two hours of continuing-education credit at not charge.

The program, originally conducted during the 2002 ASHP Summer Meeting in Baltimore, features three presentations:

"Anemia Management in Chronic Renal Disease: Therapeutic Options and Treatment Guidelines," by Gary R. Matzke, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP. Matzke is vice chairman of and a professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine.

"Managing Anemia in the Oncology Patient: Special Considerations and Treatment Guidelines," by Philip D. Hall, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCOP. Hall is an associate professor at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston.

"Applying Pharmacoeconomic Principles to Anemia Management," by Gene A. Gibson, Pharm.D. Gibson is associate director for pharmacoeconomics and clinical affairs at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and director of the Center for Managed Pharmaceutical and Economic Outcomes, Department of Pharmacy Services, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The program is supported by an unrestricted education grant from Amgen. ASHP Advantage coordinated the Web-based educational program.