Overview of Gene Therapy and the Pharmacist’s Role

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

The field of gene therapy is evolving and rapidly advancing. New therapies can clinically transform the natural history of disease for some patients. In others, clinical trials show promise but long-term effects remain unknown. Organizational readiness should be a priority for pharmacists, to address the predicted influx of gene therapies into the marketplace. Pharmacists handling gene therapies should be familiar with containment strategies to prevent cross-contamination, and to protect themselves and the environment. Development of standard operating procedures and staff training are key responsibilities of the pharmacist managing gene therapies.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of gene therapy.
  • Discuss how these principles apply to the pharmacist role.
  • List recent developments in gene therapy.
  • Demonstrate the importance of organizational readiness for these novel compounds.

Faculty

John Petrich, B.S. Pharm., M.S.
Director, Investigational Drug Service
Cleveland Clinic

Disclosure

It is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship with the manufacturer of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. John Petrich has received honorarium from GTnetwork as a steering committee member.

CE Accreditation

Release Date: December 11, 2020
Expiration Date: December 11, 2023

Pharmacists

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. 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 0221-9999-20-521-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.

Funding

No external support has been received for this activity.

 

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.