The Partners Physician Academy announces the successful completion of its inaugural program
Newly-formed Academy Offers Classical Hematology Education For Physicians. Program Generously Funded by The Hemophilia Alliance and The Alliance Pharmacy
Indianapolis, IN. 09/22/2022. The Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education, a program that promotes excellence in care through education created by and for the federally recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) Network, announced today that it has successfully launched The Partners Physician Academy, a new classical hematology educational program for junior faculty and early-career physicians in the US HTCs. The Academy is generously funded by a grant from The Hemophilia Alliance and The Alliance Pharmacy.
The Hemophilia Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that comprises federally funded HTCs that either have, or are seeking to have, pharmacy programs under Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act. The Hemophilia Alliance works to ensure member HTCs have the expertise, resources and public support to sustain their integrated clinical and pharmacy services for individuals with bleeding and clotting disorders. To that end, the Hemophilia Alliance and The Alliance Pharmacy (a strategically aligned specialty pharmacy) financially supported the Partners Physician Academy to ensure the future success of the HTC network through training and mentorship of early career physicians.
The Partners Physician Academy completed its first program last week in Indianapolis. Fifteen participants from around the country joined the week-long program that was prepared and delivered by national experts. One participant noted that, “Hearing how other centers optimize resources to provide the best care for our patient population was so helpful - and this is not something I could learn at any other conference or from a publication.” The program design provided an optimal environment that fostered learning and community-building through a 5-day interactive program featuring didactic presentations, case discussions, debates and small group breakouts, patient and community voices and perspectives, and direct interaction with nationally recognized HTC leaders.
“The role of hematologists is often underestimated and underappreciated, but this group of new HTC leaders is going to push the envelope in advancing patient care for patients of all ages with bleeding disorders,” explained Dr. Keith Hoots, former Director of the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, retired from the NHLBI/NIH.
“The Partners Physician Academy has given me a renewed sense of excitement and hope for the future of hemophilia care - we have such an engaged group of young physicians and physician scientists, which is so important for the future success of our HTCs,” reflected Dr. Steven Pipe, Pediatric Medical Director, Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program at the University of Michigan, and past Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Dr. Pipe spoke on behalf of an esteemed national advisory board that led the curriculum development for the Academy.
About the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education
Indianapolis-based Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education promotes excellence in care through education created by and for the federally recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center Network and providers from a variety of disciplines that serve patients with bleeding and other coagulation disorders. The Program, run by the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, includes Basic Partners, Advanced Partners, Presentation Skills Workshop, and PartnersPRN online learning activities. The Partners Physician Academy is the newest offering, supporting physician career advancement, and ultimately patient care, in the US HTC Network.
About The Partners Physician Academy
Established as a unique US-based, bleeding disorders-focused educational program delivered by hemostasis/thrombosis experts, intended for second- to fourth-year fellows or early career physicians. The program’s goal is to support and accelerate career advancement of physicians in fellowship or those early in their career, for leadership as part of the Hemophilia Treatment Center Network. The objectives of the Partners Physician Academy are to:
- Provide support to physicians working, or intending to work, as part of the US federally recognized HTC network
- Assist with physician onboarding at HTCs
- Support physicians to effectively perform in an assistant or medical director role of an HTC
- Create a forum to address hemostasis educational and training gaps following fellowship
- Support mentoring and enable networking and community-building
- Inspire the next generation of HTC physician leaders