Pressroom - June 4, 2020

  • New Continuing Education Activity Addresses Infections in the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) Setting

    New Continuing Education Activity Addresses Infections in the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) Setting

    Initiative Launched by Terranova Medica, the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, ProCE, and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

    Colorado Springs, Colorado. June 4, 2020. Terranova Medica, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of Infections in the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Setting: Improving Outcomes Through Interdisciplinary Care (, a continuing education initiative in collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM); ProCE, Inc.; and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Educational Center (SIDPECTM). The activity addresses risk factors and patient-tailored therapy for C difficile infection, prevention and management of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and its interrelationship with fungal infections, and treatments for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in HCT patients.

    Bacterial, viral, and fungal infections are major contributors to mortality in HCT patients. “In our work with the MSGERC we became acutely aware of the need for more global education on the range of pathogens causing infections in the immunocompromised host,” says Lisa Tushla, Founder and President of Terranova Medica. “We are pleased to have worked with the SIDPECTM in developing this initiative to address these infections in a continuing education initiative that draws together expert infectious diseases physicians and pharmacists for an interdisciplinary discussion.”

    “Working on the infections in HCT educational initiative was a wonderful experience that allowed for invaluable interdisciplinary discussion,” says Dayna McManus, Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases at Yale-New Haven Hospital. “SIPDEC’s expanded collaboration allows for a robust educational experience with a vast reach to a variety of disciplines. I know that a range of health care professionals will find the content and discussions as great of an experience as we did creating it.”

    Healthcare providers can register for Infections in the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Setting by visiting Pharmacists can complete the activity for ACPE credits by visiting

    About Terranova Medica

    Terranova Medica, LLC, is a medical education company whose mission is to deliver high-quality educational initiatives to meet the needs of the healthcare professional and patients, with a special emphasis on interactive e-learning in oncology, infectious diseases, and multiple sclerosis. Since 2010, Terranova has successfully launched dozens of activities on invasive fungal infections in collaboration with the MSGERC, including a recent Zoom-to-Facebook initiative on fungal infections in Latin America under the leadership of Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, as well as an HIV-directed activity and an infections in HCT initiative with the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. In addition, Terranova has spearheaded multiple oncology-focused initiatives in collaboration with advocacy organizations addressing supportive care issues (such as management of infectious complications), including,, and

    About The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM)

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) has been providing trusted independent continuing education for healthcare professionals since 1979 and is a recognized leader for jointly provided continuing education activities. PIM is nationally accredited to certify education and issue continuing education credit to an interprofessional or multidisciplinary audience of learners, including physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dentists, optometrists, healthcare executives, addiction counselors, and clinical laboratory professionals.

    About ProCE, Inc.

    As a nationally recognized provider of continuing education for healthcare professionals, ProCE develops, delivers, and evaluates a broad range of accredited, cutting-edge CME and CE opportunities.

    About the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP)

    Founded in 1990, the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is an association of pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents. The membership of SIDP encompasses individuals engaged in patient care, research, teaching, pharmaceutical industry, and government.

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