Update on the Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies in HIV-Infected Patients: Bone Marrow Transplant vs. CAR T-Cell Therapy

Medical interventions in the management of HIV patients have improved treatment outcomes for this patient population. While treatment outcomes continue to improve, malignancies associated with HIV appear to be increasing. During this course, Dr. Marco Ruiz will describe the etiology of hematologic malignancies in HIV patients and analyze refined evidence-based treatment options for HIV-associated hematologic malignancies. 

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Pharmacists and all other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the etiology of hematologic malignancies in HIV-infected patients.
  • Analyze refined treatment options for HIV-infected patients – revisiting bone marrow transplant and CAR T-cell therapy – to determine the best course of treatment for these patients. 
  • Recognize the importance of utilizing the appropriate sequence in the treatment of HIV-associated hematologic malignancies.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Sadowski, I., & Hashemi, F. B. (2019). Strategies to eradicate HIV from infected patients: elimination of latent provirus reservoirs. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 76(18), 3583-3600.
  • Delannoy, A., Poirier, M., & Bell, B. (2019). Cat and mouse: HIV transcription in latency, immune evasion and cure/remission strategies. Viruses, 11(3), 269.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
12/01/2021
Course expires: 
11/30/2023

Marco Ruiz, M.D., MPH, FACP, FIDSA, FRSPH
Chief of HIV Oncology 
Associate Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program 
Program Director, Malignant Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant APP Fellowship Program 
Miami Cancer Institute

Marco Ruiz, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Tina C. Sanjar, M.D., MBA, conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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