Improving Outcomes for Pediatric and Adult Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia

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Release Date: February 10, 2023
Expiration Date: February 10, 2024

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 60 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

The overall goal of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) treatment is to reduce platelet and megakaryocyte destruction via immune modulation or splenectomy, or to increase megakaryocyte platelet production via thrombopoietin receptor agents. To facilitate treatment decisions, it is critical that adult and pediatric clinicians are knowledgeable about ITP pathophysiology. In this activity, two experts will discuss pediatric and adult treatment options, guideline recommendations and evidence supporting best practice, and strategies for engaging in shared decision-making.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for clinicians who specialize in adult and pediatric hematology, as well as emergency room clinicians and hospitalists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of ITP and the various mechanisms that can be targeted to treat this condition in adult and pediatric patients
  • Apply current guideline recommendations for the treatment of pediatric and adult ITP, including the addition of recently approved agents, to practice
  • Discuss emerging agents that are currently being developed for ITP and how these agents may be integrated into practice as each is approved
  • Select ITP therapy that is designed to optimize long-term outcomes, patient preferences, and adherence


Improving Outcomes for Pediatric and Adult Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia – Hanny Al-Samkari, MD and Michele P. Lambert, MD, MSTR

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through February 10, 2024. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  6. Certificates for CME and CNE may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biographies

Hanny Al-Samkari, MD
Classical Hematologist and Clinical Investigator
Co-Director, ​Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center
Massachusetts General Hospital​
Assistant Professor of Medicine​
Harvard Medical School​
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Hanny Al-Samkari is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Hematologist and Clinical Investigator in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Hematology/Oncology. He also serves as Co-Director of the MGH Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center of Excellence.

His clinical and research interests are in hemostasis and hemolysis, with concentrations in HHT, thrombocytopenias and hemolytic anemias. He is focused on developing novel therapeutics for these diseases and currently serves as PI for many clinical trials in these areas.

Michele P. Lambert, MD, MSTR​
Medical Director, Special Coagulation Laboratory​
Attending Physician, ​Division of Hematology​
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia​
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Michele Lambert received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and attended medical school at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. ​She did her residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children followed by a year as Chief Resident and then a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Lambert is now an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in The Perelman School of Medicine at the UPENN and an Attending Physician, Division of Hematology at the ​Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she is the Medical Director of the Special Coagulation Laboratory and Co-Director of the Frontier Program in Immune Dysregulation as well as the Director of the Pediatric Platelet Disorder Program at CHOP. Her particular clinical interest is in the inherited and acquired platelet disorders and in the interplay between genetics and disease.

Her current research focuses on understanding the role of genetics in this space. She is a member of the ClinGen Hemostasis and Thrombosis Clinical Domain Working Group and a Co-Chair of the ClinGen Hemostasis and Thrombosis Hemostasis and Thrombosis Gene Curation Expert Panel as well as the current Chair of the Pediatric ITP Consortium of North America. By understanding the drivers of differences in biology in platelet disorders, Dr. Lambert hopes to develop targeted therapies to improve outcomes.​


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Faculty Disclosures

Dr. Hanny Al-Samkari has relevant financial relationships related to consulting from Agios, Inc. (now Servier Laboratories), argenx, Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Sobi), Forma Therapeutics, Inc., Moderna, Inc., Novartis AG, Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Sobi. He has received research grants from Agios, (now Servier), Amgen Inc., Dova (now Sobi), and Sobi.

Dr. Michele Lambert has relevant financial relationships related to consulting from argenx, Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Sobi), Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis AG, Principia Biopharma (now Sanofi), Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi, Shionogi Inc., and Sobi, as well as advisory activities from Dova (now Sobi), Octapharma USA, Inc., Principia (now Sanofi), Rigel, and Shionogi. She has received research grants from argenx, Dova (now Sobi), Octapharma, Principia (now Sanofi), Novartis, Rigel, and Sysmex.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Unapproved Product Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses of products or devices.

Planning Committee

Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director and Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, planners for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Peer Reviewer

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