Succeeding in Specialty Management

[S2] A Whole New World: Navigating the Gene Therapy Pipeline

Tuesday, April 24
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Room:258 ABC

ACPE UAN: 0233-0000-18-020-L04-P | Contact Hours: 1.25 | Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Gene therapy promises to make waves — both clinically and financially — as it crashes onto the market. Gene therapies in development for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), hemophilia, and sickle cell anemia promise to transform the way we manage these devastating disease states. While they may provide cures that were once only dreamed of, gene therapies also represent staggering costs. These costs leave payers wondering how they will afford to deliver these therapies to the patients who need them most.

After this presentation, participants will be better prepared to anticipate the budget impact of gene therapy on their program and develop strategies for the management of these high-cost agents.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Define gene therapy and discuss therapeutic indications being targeted for gene therapy.
  2. Identify gene therapies currently in late-stage development.
  3. Summarize the clinical data for gene therapies within the pharmaceutical pipeline.
  4. Discuss resources available for research and evaluation of gene therapies as well as lessons learned past experiences in this field.

Nicole Trask

Clinical Consultant Pharmacist
University of Massachusetts Clinical Pharmacy Services
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Nicole Trask, Pharm.D. is a clinical consultant pharmacist for Clinical Pharmacy Services at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Trask provides prospective monitoring of the pharmaceutical pipeline as well as budget impact modeling for Clinical Pharmacy Services and their clients and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the annual Pipeline Trxends publication. She also serves as the lead pharmacist for the Special Populations Pharmacist Team, providing pharmacy consultation services to medically complex Medicaid members and their families. She is actively involved with the residency program at Clinical Pharmacy Services, acting as a primary preceptor for residents during the pipeline monitoring longitudinal rotation and the Special Populations core rotation. Dr. Trask received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy in 2012 and completed a 1-year managed care pharmacy residency at Clinical Pharmacy Services.


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Bonnie C. Greenwood

Clinical Program Director
UMass Medical School, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts


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