The Life Raft Group partnered with Emmeline C. Academia, PharmD, BCOP of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to present “Getting the GIST of it: How to Manage Side Effects of GIST Therapies” for GIST patients and caretakers on September 18th, 2023 at 12pm. During this virtual presentation, Ms. Academia provided an overview of GIST treatments and their side effects as well as home management for each type of symptom and when to call the clinic.
About Our Presenter:
Emmeline C. Academia, PharmD, BCOP
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ms. Academia is a practicing clinical pharmacy specialist in adult oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She is board certified in oncology, and sub-specializes in gastrointestinal and thoracic malignancies, along with sarcoma. She precepts students from Northeastern University and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is a contributing editor for MET Crusaders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to patients with MET alterations. She also reviews and writes for GoodRx, focusing on oncology-related medications and topics, and is the co-author of several published journal articles. Dr. Academia received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco before completing 2 years of pharmacy residency at the University of Colorado in general pharmacy practice, followed by specialized training in adult oncology.