Spotlight on Oncology

Credits: 0.50 CME / CNE / CPE
Optimizing Treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas in the Modern Era - Part A
Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS
Rush University Medical Center

Optimizing Treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas in the Modern Era - Part A

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Rush University Medical Center

Co-Provided By

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists/oncologists, community oncologists, oncology nurses and NPs, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize current evidence-based management strategies for treating B-cell NHLs with newer agents and combination approaches
  • Evaluate safety and efficacy data from recent clinical trials and its impact on future clinical practice
  • Formulate individualized strategies for incorporating new agents and regimens into the evolving treatment paradigms for B-cell NHLs, taking into consideration current guidelines, expert recommendations, and clinical factors

Activity Description

This educational activity is designed to provide the oncology care team with the latest developments and critical insights into the management of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas. This education will support the healthcare professional in his/her practice setting with the essential tools to critically evaluate efficacy, safety, clinical effectiveness, and application.

Statement of Educational Need

Taking into consideration the continued evolution of therapeutic modalities and management strategies for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas along with the information burden placed on busy healthcare professionals, expert guidance and interpretation of the clinical significance of emerging clinical data will benefit those caring for patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas, allowing for ease of assessment and incorporation into clinical practice.

Faculty

Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS
Co-Director Lymphoma Program
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, GA


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Dr. Cohen has served on advisory boards for Janssen and Genentech and has done research funding for Genentech.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing nursing education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education unit(s) in Pharmacy.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for participating in this program, participants must listen to the program in its entirety and then complete and submit the CE evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grant from AbbVie Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc., Celgene Corp., Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Verastem.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Rush University and Plexus Communications ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Rush University identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by Rush University to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Rush University is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

info@plexuscomm.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Rush University Medical Center

Co-Provided By

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists/oncologists, community oncologists, oncology nurses and NPs, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize current evidence-based management strategies for treating B-cell NHLs with newer agents and combination approaches
  • Evaluate safety and efficacy data from recent clinical trials and its impact on future clinical practice
  • Formulate individualized strategies for incorporating new agents and regimens into the evolving treatment paradigms for B-cell NHLs, taking into consideration current guidelines, expert recommendations, and clinical factors

Activity Description

This educational activity is designed to provide the oncology care team with the latest developments and critical insights into the management of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas. This education will support the healthcare professional in his/her practice setting with the essential tools to critically evaluate efficacy, safety, clinical effectiveness, and application.

Statement of Educational Need

Taking into consideration the continued evolution of therapeutic modalities and management strategies for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas along with the information burden placed on busy healthcare professionals, expert guidance and interpretation of the clinical significance of emerging clinical data will benefit those caring for patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas, allowing for ease of assessment and incorporation into clinical practice.

Faculty

Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS
Co-Director Lymphoma Program
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, GA


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Dr. Cohen has served on advisory boards for Janssen and Genentech and has done research funding for Genentech.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing nursing education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education unit(s) in Pharmacy.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for participating in this program, participants must listen to the program in its entirety and then complete and submit the CE evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grant from AbbVie Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc., Celgene Corp., Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Verastem.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Rush University and Plexus Communications ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Rush University identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by Rush University to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Rush University is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

info@plexuscomm.com

Oncology Presentations

2.00 CME / CNE
Rush University Medical Center
Tales from the Trenches: COVID-19’s Impact on Cancer Care

Tales from the Trenches: COVID-19’s Impact on Cancer Care

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ /
ANCC Credit(s)
Released: August 21, 2020
Expires: August 21, 2021
120 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for medical oncologists, oncology nurses, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with cancer, as well as healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the risk of infection and severity of illness with COVID-19 across varied patient populations with hematologic and solid tumor malignancies
  • Identify COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies at cancer care facilities, including optimal telemedicine practices
  • Assess guideline-recommended strategies to optimize and individualize treatment protocols for cancer patients infected with COVID-19

Activity Description

The unprecedented era that healthcare providers around the world are facing given the COVID-19 pandemic leaves countless unanswered questions, forcing clinicians and cancer patients to adapt to the current environment. How can clinicians be assured they stay apprised of rapidly evolving data during COVID-19 and consider implications to cancer care?

Mia Levy, MD, PhD, System Vice President for Cancer Services at Rush System for Health, leads discussions with expert Rush University Medical Center oncology, infectious disease, critical care, and administrative panel experts in these commentary segments. These expert panel segments relay the latest information and provide real-world experiences on how a major health system is addressing and adjusting to the current environment on COVID-19’s impact on cancer care.

Statement of Educational Need

Proper knowledge on COVID-19 risk mitigation, identification, and therapeutic management for oncology patients is critical during the pandemic. The purpose of the activity is to hear the latest tales from the trenches surrounding COVID-19 and discuss the pandemic’s implications for managing patients with cancer, including the practical application of telehealth services. Upon completion of this activity, clinicians will be better able to implement recommended practices to mitigate risks from COVID-19 complications and be better aware of COVID-19-related practice changes that will impact their oncology patients and telehealth practices.

Agenda

Discover Tales from the Trenches Topics:

  • The Latest Epidemiological Data: Cancer and COVID-19
  • Mitigating Risks at Cancer Care Facilities
  • Therapeutic Management During the Pandemic and COVID-19 Infection
  • Continuity of Care in Oncology Practices
  • Optimizing Telemedicine

Faculty

Mia Levy, MD, PhD (Moderator)
The Sheba Foundation Director of the
Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center
System Vice President for Cancer Services
Rush System for Health
Chicago, IL


Philip Bonomi, MD, MS
Alice Pirie Wirtz Professor of Medicine
Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL


Melissa Larson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program
Director, Leukemia Program
Section of Hematology
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Michael Lin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases
Hospital Epidemiologist
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Sharon Manson, RN, MS, ACNP
Associate Vice President of Nursing,
Oncology Service Line
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Katie Conklin Struck, JD
System Vice President
and Chief Administrative Officer, Oncology
Rush University System for Health
Chicago, IL


Mark Yoder, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director,
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosure Statement (potential conflict to disclose):

Philip D. Bonomi, MD (faculty) discloses that he has Consulting Agreements with AstraZeneca, Merck, Pfizer Inc., and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.

The remaining course director(s), planner(s), faculty, and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Melissa Larson, MD (Faculty)

Mia Levy, MD, PhD (Moderator)

Michael Lin, MD, MPH (Faculty)

Sharon Manson, RN, MS, ACNP (Faculty)

Katharine Conklin Struck, JD (Faculty)

Mark Yoder, MD, MS (Faculty)

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices

In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

Staff Disclosure

Rush University Medical Center and ACHL staff members and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose. 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Designation of Credit

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of (2) nursing contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 120 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 66% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Astellas, AstraZeneca, Lilly, and Pfizer Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporter. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Michelle Forcier at mforcier@achlcme.org

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ /
ANCC Credit(s)
Released: August 21, 2020
Expires: August 21, 2021
120 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for medical oncologists, oncology nurses, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with cancer, as well as healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the risk of infection and severity of illness with COVID-19 across varied patient populations with hematologic and solid tumor malignancies
  • Identify COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies at cancer care facilities, including optimal telemedicine practices
  • Assess guideline-recommended strategies to optimize and individualize treatment protocols for cancer patients infected with COVID-19

Activity Description

The unprecedented era that healthcare providers around the world are facing given the COVID-19 pandemic leaves countless unanswered questions, forcing clinicians and cancer patients to adapt to the current environment. How can clinicians be assured they stay apprised of rapidly evolving data during COVID-19 and consider implications to cancer care?

Mia Levy, MD, PhD, System Vice President for Cancer Services at Rush System for Health, leads discussions with expert Rush University Medical Center oncology, infectious disease, critical care, and administrative panel experts in these commentary segments. These expert panel segments relay the latest information and provide real-world experiences on how a major health system is addressing and adjusting to the current environment on COVID-19’s impact on cancer care.

Statement of Educational Need

Proper knowledge on COVID-19 risk mitigation, identification, and therapeutic management for oncology patients is critical during the pandemic. The purpose of the activity is to hear the latest tales from the trenches surrounding COVID-19 and discuss the pandemic’s implications for managing patients with cancer, including the practical application of telehealth services. Upon completion of this activity, clinicians will be better able to implement recommended practices to mitigate risks from COVID-19 complications and be better aware of COVID-19-related practice changes that will impact their oncology patients and telehealth practices.

Agenda

Discover Tales from the Trenches Topics:

  • The Latest Epidemiological Data: Cancer and COVID-19
  • Mitigating Risks at Cancer Care Facilities
  • Therapeutic Management During the Pandemic and COVID-19 Infection
  • Continuity of Care in Oncology Practices
  • Optimizing Telemedicine

Faculty

Mia Levy, MD, PhD (Moderator)
The Sheba Foundation Director of the
Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center
System Vice President for Cancer Services
Rush System for Health
Chicago, IL


Philip Bonomi, MD, MS
Alice Pirie Wirtz Professor of Medicine
Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL


Melissa Larson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program
Director, Leukemia Program
Section of Hematology
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Michael Lin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases
Hospital Epidemiologist
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Sharon Manson, RN, MS, ACNP
Associate Vice President of Nursing,
Oncology Service Line
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Katie Conklin Struck, JD
System Vice President
and Chief Administrative Officer, Oncology
Rush University System for Health
Chicago, IL


Mark Yoder, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director,
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosure Statement (potential conflict to disclose):

Philip D. Bonomi, MD (faculty) discloses that he has Consulting Agreements with AstraZeneca, Merck, Pfizer Inc., and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.

The remaining course director(s), planner(s), faculty, and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Melissa Larson, MD (Faculty)

Mia Levy, MD, PhD (Moderator)

Michael Lin, MD, MPH (Faculty)

Sharon Manson, RN, MS, ACNP (Faculty)

Katharine Conklin Struck, JD (Faculty)

Mark Yoder, MD, MS (Faculty)

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices

In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

Staff Disclosure

Rush University Medical Center and ACHL staff members and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose. 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Designation of Credit

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of (2) nursing contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 120 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 66% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Astellas, AstraZeneca, Lilly, and Pfizer Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporter. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Michelle Forcier at mforcier@achlcme.org

0.50 CME
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Expert Insights: The Expanding Role of Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma - Focus on Antibodies, Antibody-Drug Conjugates, and CAR T-Cells

Expert Insights: The Expanding Role of Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma - Focus on Antibodies, Antibody-Drug Conjugates, and CAR T-Cells

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 3, 2020
Expires: August 3, 2021
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is community and academic medical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practitioners (NP/PA/PharmD), and other clinicians who treat patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review unmet needs in the care of multiple myeloma (MM) and the potential role of immunotherapies such as antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, CAR T-cells, and others
  • Evaluate clinical trial data of current and emerging immunotherapies being examined in patients with MM
  • Assess unique adverse event profiles of immunotherapies that differ from traditional therapies used for the treatment of patients with MM
  • Develop strategies to integrate immunotherapies into the MM treatment paradigm as they become available

Activity Description

Expert Insights is a summary of a virtual satellite symposium from the 2020 Clinical Oncology Meeting and will discuss current data of current and emerging immunotherapeutic-based approaches for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma.

Statement of Educational Need

Given the recent approval of immunotherapies for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM), as well as the associated volume of emerging data of investigational agents, it is critical that oncologists and hematologists be able to evaluate the benefits of these agents, select appropriate patients for therapy or clinical trials, and prevent and manage AEs. Thus, we propose to facilitate evaluation of emerging scientific and clinical data, and appropriate use of current and emerging therapies, by clinicians who treat patients with MM.

Agenda

  • Unmet needs
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • BiTEs
  • Vaccines
  • ADCs
  • CAR T-cells

Faculty

Saad Z. Usmani, MD, FACP
Chief, Plasma Cell Disorders Division
Director, Clinical Research in Hematologic Malignancies
Department of Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders
Levine Cancer Institute
Charlotte, North Carolina

Consulting Fees: Amgen Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Oncology, Merck & Co., Sanofi, SkylineDX, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Contracted Research & Publishing: Amgen Inc., Array BioPharma, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Oncology, Merck & Co., Pharmacyclics LLC, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, SkylineDX, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Speaker’s Bureau: Amgen Inc., Celgene Corporation, Janssen Oncology, Sanofi, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company



Krina Patel, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Department of Lymphoma and Myeloma
Assistant Professor
Department of Stem Cell Transplantation
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Consulting Fees: Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Cellectis, Janssen Oncology, Nektar Therapeutics, Pfizer Inc., Poseida Therapeutics, Inc., Precision BioSciences

Contracted Research & Publishing: AbbVie Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Cellectis, Janssen Oncology, Nektar Therapeutics, Poseida Therapeutics, Inc., Precision BioSciences



Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

As a provider accredited by ACCME, the UNMC Center for Continuing Education must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a UNMC Center for Continuing Education activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which presenters may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education or Bio Ascend. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management; primary references, relevant practice guidelines, and full prescribing information should be consulted.

The faculty and planning committee members for this activity have no conflicts to disclose with the exception of those listed on the following presenter slide. All disclosed conflicts of interest have been resolved by independent content review.

Accreditation Statement

Continuing Education

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The UNMC Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and Bio Ascend.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the pre- and post-activity assessments and evaluation.

Participants who complete the educational activity, pre- and post-activity assessments, and evaluation will receive a certificate of credit.

Materials will be available online through August 3, 2021.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Legend Biotech and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indication. The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

cme@bioascend.com

Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 3, 2020
Expires: August 3, 2021
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is community and academic medical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practitioners (NP/PA/PharmD), and other clinicians who treat patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review unmet needs in the care of multiple myeloma (MM) and the potential role of immunotherapies such as antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, CAR T-cells, and others
  • Evaluate clinical trial data of current and emerging immunotherapies being examined in patients with MM
  • Assess unique adverse event profiles of immunotherapies that differ from traditional therapies used for the treatment of patients with MM
  • Develop strategies to integrate immunotherapies into the MM treatment paradigm as they become available

Activity Description

Expert Insights is a summary of a virtual satellite symposium from the 2020 Clinical Oncology Meeting and will discuss current data of current and emerging immunotherapeutic-based approaches for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma.

Statement of Educational Need

Given the recent approval of immunotherapies for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM), as well as the associated volume of emerging data of investigational agents, it is critical that oncologists and hematologists be able to evaluate the benefits of these agents, select appropriate patients for therapy or clinical trials, and prevent and manage AEs. Thus, we propose to facilitate evaluation of emerging scientific and clinical data, and appropriate use of current and emerging therapies, by clinicians who treat patients with MM.

Agenda

  • Unmet needs
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • BiTEs
  • Vaccines
  • ADCs
  • CAR T-cells

Faculty

Saad Z. Usmani, MD, FACP
Chief, Plasma Cell Disorders Division
Director, Clinical Research in Hematologic Malignancies
Department of Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders
Levine Cancer Institute
Charlotte, North Carolina

Consulting Fees: Amgen Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Oncology, Merck & Co., Sanofi, SkylineDX, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Contracted Research & Publishing: Amgen Inc., Array BioPharma, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Oncology, Merck & Co., Pharmacyclics LLC, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, SkylineDX, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Speaker’s Bureau: Amgen Inc., Celgene Corporation, Janssen Oncology, Sanofi, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company



Krina Patel, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Department of Lymphoma and Myeloma
Assistant Professor
Department of Stem Cell Transplantation
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Consulting Fees: Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Cellectis, Janssen Oncology, Nektar Therapeutics, Pfizer Inc., Poseida Therapeutics, Inc., Precision BioSciences

Contracted Research & Publishing: AbbVie Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Cellectis, Janssen Oncology, Nektar Therapeutics, Poseida Therapeutics, Inc., Precision BioSciences



Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

As a provider accredited by ACCME, the UNMC Center for Continuing Education must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a UNMC Center for Continuing Education activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which presenters may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education or Bio Ascend. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management; primary references, relevant practice guidelines, and full prescribing information should be consulted.

The faculty and planning committee members for this activity have no conflicts to disclose with the exception of those listed on the following presenter slide. All disclosed conflicts of interest have been resolved by independent content review.

Accreditation Statement

Continuing Education

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The UNMC Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and Bio Ascend.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the pre- and post-activity assessments and evaluation.

Participants who complete the educational activity, pre- and post-activity assessments, and evaluation will receive a certificate of credit.

Materials will be available online through August 3, 2021.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Legend Biotech and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indication. The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

cme@bioascend.com

0.75 CME / MOC
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Clinical Transfers℠: State-of-the-Art Management for NSCLC: Novel Targets and Therapies

Clinical Transfers℠: State-of-the-Art Management for NSCLC: Novel Targets and Therapies

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC point(s)
Released: July 31, 2020
Expires: July 30, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By


Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology and pathology clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the potential role of novel therapies directed against TROP2 and other emerging targets in the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) 
  • Identify the potential impact of HER2-/3-directed therapies on the current NSCLC treatment algorithm

Activity Description

The landscape of precision medicine for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is continually evolving with an ever-expanding armamentarium of targeted agents. This educational activity is designed to provide a synopsis of novel targets and therapies. Jacob Sands, MD, a thoracic medical oncologist, will provide the latest data for newly approved and investigational MET and RET inhibitors, as well as the latest evidence for drug-antibody conjugates directed towards HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3.

Statement of Commercial Support

The rapid development of novel targets and therapies for NSCLC exemplifies the precision medicine approach in clinical oncology. The first MET and RET inhibitors have recently joined the ever-expanding treatment armamentarium, and others are currently in development. Data is emerging for antibody-drug conjugates designed to target HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3. Expert guidance is needed to stay abreast of this continually evolving and increasingly complex therapeutic landscape in order to provide optimal patient care and potentially enroll eligible patients into clinical trials.

Agenda

  1. 1. The importance of broad molecular profiling in NSCLC.
  2. 2. Recently presented data for currently approved and investigational MET and RET inhibitors.
  3. 3. Recently presented data for drug-antibody conjugates targeting HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3.
  4. 4. Summary

Faculty

Jacob Sands, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jacob Sands, MD received his MD from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. He completed both residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in hematology/oncology at the University of California, Davis. He joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2017 where he treats patients with lung cancer and leads clinical research, including an NCI-sponsored study evaluating incorporation of checkpoint inhibitor into adjuvant therapy for non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Sands leads the small cell lung cancer program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and sits on the NCCN guidelines committee for small cell lung cancer as well as the guidelines committee for lung screening. Dr. Sands is a member of the IASLC Screening & Early Detection Committee, a scientific advisory board member of the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, a media spokesperson for the American Lung Association, and Treasurer of the Rescue Lung Rescue Life Society.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.  

Jacob Sands, MD, has affiliations with AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Medtronic, Pharma Mar (Consulting Fees); Merck (Research).  

Planners and Managers  
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.  

Accreditation Statement

JAP In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

During the period July 31, 2020 through July 30, 2021, participants must:

  1. 1. Read the learning objectives and disclosures
  2. 2. Study the educational activity
  3. 3. Complete the evaluation form

Select the desired certificate and click on Submit. Click on Download Certificate and print the certificate for your records. 

Accreditation Support 
Please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine Continuing Medical Education Department at inquiries@pimed.com or by calling 303-799-1930 

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COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
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*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer 
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.  

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com for questions regarding this activity.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC point(s)
Released: July 31, 2020
Expires: July 30, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By


Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology and pathology clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the potential role of novel therapies directed against TROP2 and other emerging targets in the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) 
  • Identify the potential impact of HER2-/3-directed therapies on the current NSCLC treatment algorithm

Activity Description

The landscape of precision medicine for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is continually evolving with an ever-expanding armamentarium of targeted agents. This educational activity is designed to provide a synopsis of novel targets and therapies. Jacob Sands, MD, a thoracic medical oncologist, will provide the latest data for newly approved and investigational MET and RET inhibitors, as well as the latest evidence for drug-antibody conjugates directed towards HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3.

Statement of Commercial Support

The rapid development of novel targets and therapies for NSCLC exemplifies the precision medicine approach in clinical oncology. The first MET and RET inhibitors have recently joined the ever-expanding treatment armamentarium, and others are currently in development. Data is emerging for antibody-drug conjugates designed to target HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3. Expert guidance is needed to stay abreast of this continually evolving and increasingly complex therapeutic landscape in order to provide optimal patient care and potentially enroll eligible patients into clinical trials.

Agenda

  1. 1. The importance of broad molecular profiling in NSCLC.
  2. 2. Recently presented data for currently approved and investigational MET and RET inhibitors.
  3. 3. Recently presented data for drug-antibody conjugates targeting HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3.
  4. 4. Summary

Faculty

Jacob Sands, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jacob Sands, MD received his MD from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. He completed both residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in hematology/oncology at the University of California, Davis. He joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2017 where he treats patients with lung cancer and leads clinical research, including an NCI-sponsored study evaluating incorporation of checkpoint inhibitor into adjuvant therapy for non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Sands leads the small cell lung cancer program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and sits on the NCCN guidelines committee for small cell lung cancer as well as the guidelines committee for lung screening. Dr. Sands is a member of the IASLC Screening & Early Detection Committee, a scientific advisory board member of the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, a media spokesperson for the American Lung Association, and Treasurer of the Rescue Lung Rescue Life Society.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.  

Jacob Sands, MD, has affiliations with AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Medtronic, Pharma Mar (Consulting Fees); Merck (Research).  

Planners and Managers  
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.  

Accreditation Statement

JAP In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

During the period July 31, 2020 through July 30, 2021, participants must:

  1. 1. Read the learning objectives and disclosures
  2. 2. Study the educational activity
  3. 3. Complete the evaluation form

Select the desired certificate and click on Submit. Click on Download Certificate and print the certificate for your records. 

Accreditation Support 
Please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine Continuing Medical Education Department at inquiries@pimed.com or by calling 303-799-1930 

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer 
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.  

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com for questions regarding this activity.

1.00 CME
Vindico
Checkpoint Inhibitors as First-line Treatments for Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know

Checkpoint Inhibitors as First-line Treatments for Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 28, 2020
Expires: July 27, 2021
1 hour to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is hematologist-oncologists, oncologists, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with lung cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compare available checkpoint inhibitor-based approaches for the management of patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in order to guide individualization of first-line treatment.
  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), including those with extensive disease.

Activity Description

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that during 2020, there will be approximately 228,820 new cases of lung cancer and about 135,720 deaths from this disease in the United States. More than half of patients die within 1 year of diagnosis, and the 5-year survival for advanced disease is extremely limited. Utilization of recently approved immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in treatment regimens for both non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has demonstrated clinical benefit and durable responses in some patients, providing a potential for enhanced long-term survival. In this monograph, faculty discuss the use of checkpoint inhibitors in advanced lung cancer, emphasizing new data on the use of these regimens in the first-line setting of advanced disease. Experts will also review appropriate use of ICIs in monotherapy and combination regimens, highlighting new indications for treating NSCLC and SCLC.

Agenda

  • Checkpoint Inhibitors for First-line Treatment of Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer – Mark A. Socinski, MD
  • Case Example 1: A Patient With Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer – Mark A. Socinski, MD
  • Checkpoint Inhibitors in Small Cell Lung Cancer – Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • Case Example 2: A Patient With Newly Diagnosed Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer – Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Faculty

Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research
Director Thoracic Oncology Research Program
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, TN
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, EMD Serono, Genentech-Roche, Incyte, Merck, Pfizer


Mark A. Socinski, MD
Executive Medical Director
AdventHealth Cancer Institute
Orlando, FL
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Guardant, Merck
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Guardant, Merck
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Novartis, Spectrum


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Medical Writer:
The articles in this ePublication were composed by medical writer Valerie Zimmerman, PhD, based on the presentations of Drs. Socinski and Horn at a virtual CME-certified web program recorded on May 28, 2020. The monograph has been approved by each of the authors individually as an accurate representation of their presentation.
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and reviewers involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education. Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertifying with ANCC, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME can be used.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours credit for completing this program.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release July 28, 2020 to July 27, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 70% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at cme@vindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 28, 2020
Expires: July 27, 2021
1 hour to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is hematologist-oncologists, oncologists, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with lung cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compare available checkpoint inhibitor-based approaches for the management of patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in order to guide individualization of first-line treatment.
  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), including those with extensive disease.

Activity Description

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that during 2020, there will be approximately 228,820 new cases of lung cancer and about 135,720 deaths from this disease in the United States. More than half of patients die within 1 year of diagnosis, and the 5-year survival for advanced disease is extremely limited. Utilization of recently approved immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in treatment regimens for both non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has demonstrated clinical benefit and durable responses in some patients, providing a potential for enhanced long-term survival. In this monograph, faculty discuss the use of checkpoint inhibitors in advanced lung cancer, emphasizing new data on the use of these regimens in the first-line setting of advanced disease. Experts will also review appropriate use of ICIs in monotherapy and combination regimens, highlighting new indications for treating NSCLC and SCLC.

Agenda

  • Checkpoint Inhibitors for First-line Treatment of Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer – Mark A. Socinski, MD
  • Case Example 1: A Patient With Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer – Mark A. Socinski, MD
  • Checkpoint Inhibitors in Small Cell Lung Cancer – Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • Case Example 2: A Patient With Newly Diagnosed Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer – Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Faculty

Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research
Director Thoracic Oncology Research Program
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, TN
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, EMD Serono, Genentech-Roche, Incyte, Merck, Pfizer


Mark A. Socinski, MD
Executive Medical Director
AdventHealth Cancer Institute
Orlando, FL
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Guardant, Merck
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Guardant, Merck
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Novartis, Spectrum


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Medical Writer:
The articles in this ePublication were composed by medical writer Valerie Zimmerman, PhD, based on the presentations of Drs. Socinski and Horn at a virtual CME-certified web program recorded on May 28, 2020. The monograph has been approved by each of the authors individually as an accurate representation of their presentation.
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and reviewers involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education. Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertifying with ANCC, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME can be used.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours credit for completing this program.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release July 28, 2020 to July 27, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 70% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at cme@vindicoCME.com

0.50 CME / CNE / CPE
Rush University Medical Center
Optimizing Treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas in the Modern Era - Part A

Optimizing Treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas in the Modern Era - Part A

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Rush University Medical Center

Co-Provided By

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists/oncologists, community oncologists, oncology nurses and NPs, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize current evidence-based management strategies for treating B-cell NHLs with newer agents and combination approaches
  • Evaluate safety and efficacy data from recent clinical trials and its impact on future clinical practice
  • Formulate individualized strategies for incorporating new agents and regimens into the evolving treatment paradigms for B-cell NHLs, taking into consideration current guidelines, expert recommendations, and clinical factors

Activity Description

This educational activity is designed to provide the oncology care team with the latest developments and critical insights into the management of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas. This education will support the healthcare professional in his/her practice setting with the essential tools to critically evaluate efficacy, safety, clinical effectiveness, and application.

Statement of Educational Need

Taking into consideration the continued evolution of therapeutic modalities and management strategies for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas along with the information burden placed on busy healthcare professionals, expert guidance and interpretation of the clinical significance of emerging clinical data will benefit those caring for patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas, allowing for ease of assessment and incorporation into clinical practice.

Faculty

Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS
Co-Director Lymphoma Program
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, GA


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Dr. Cohen has served on advisory boards for Janssen and Genentech and has done research funding for Genentech.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing nursing education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education unit(s) in Pharmacy.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for participating in this program, participants must listen to the program in its entirety and then complete and submit the CE evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grant from AbbVie Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc., Celgene Corp., Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Verastem.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Rush University and Plexus Communications ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Rush University identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by Rush University to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Rush University is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

info@plexuscomm.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Rush University Medical Center

Co-Provided By

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists/oncologists, community oncologists, oncology nurses and NPs, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize current evidence-based management strategies for treating B-cell NHLs with newer agents and combination approaches
  • Evaluate safety and efficacy data from recent clinical trials and its impact on future clinical practice
  • Formulate individualized strategies for incorporating new agents and regimens into the evolving treatment paradigms for B-cell NHLs, taking into consideration current guidelines, expert recommendations, and clinical factors

Activity Description

This educational activity is designed to provide the oncology care team with the latest developments and critical insights into the management of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas. This education will support the healthcare professional in his/her practice setting with the essential tools to critically evaluate efficacy, safety, clinical effectiveness, and application.

Statement of Educational Need

Taking into consideration the continued evolution of therapeutic modalities and management strategies for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas along with the information burden placed on busy healthcare professionals, expert guidance and interpretation of the clinical significance of emerging clinical data will benefit those caring for patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas, allowing for ease of assessment and incorporation into clinical practice.

Faculty

Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS
Co-Director Lymphoma Program
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, GA


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Dr. Cohen has served on advisory boards for Janssen and Genentech and has done research funding for Genentech.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing nursing education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education unit(s) in Pharmacy.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for participating in this program, participants must listen to the program in its entirety and then complete and submit the CE evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grant from AbbVie Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc., Celgene Corp., Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Verastem.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Rush University and Plexus Communications ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Rush University identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by Rush University to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Rush University is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

info@plexuscomm.com

0.50 CME / CNE / CPE
Rush University Medical Center
Optimizing Treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas in the Modern Era - Part B

Optimizing Treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas in the Modern Era - Part B

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Rush University Medical Center

Co-Provided By

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists/oncologists, community oncologists, oncology nurses and NPs, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize current evidence-based management strategies for treating B-cell NHLs with newer agents and combination approaches
  • Evaluate safety and efficacy data from recent clinical trials and its impact on future clinical practice
  • Formulate individualized strategies for incorporating new agents and regimens into the evolving treatment paradigms for B-cell NHLs, taking into consideration current guidelines, expert recommendations, and clinical factors

Activity Description

This educational activity is designed to provide the oncology care team with the latest developments and critical insights into the management of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas. This education will support the healthcare professional in his/her practice setting with the essential tools to critically evaluate efficacy, safety, clinical effectiveness, and application.

Statement of Educational Need

Taking into consideration the continued evolution of therapeutic modalities and management strategies for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas along with the information burden placed on busy healthcare professionals, expert guidance and interpretation of the clinical significance of emerging clinical data will benefit those caring for patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas, allowing for ease of assessment and incorporation into clinical practice.

Faculty

Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS
Co-Director Lymphoma Program
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, GA


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Dr. Cohen has served on advisory boards for Janssen and Genentech and has done research funding for Genentech.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing nursing education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education unit(s) in Pharmacy.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for participating in this program, participants must listen to the program in its entirety and then complete and submit the CE evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grant from AbbVie Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc., Celgene Corp., Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Verastem.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Rush University and Plexus Communications ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Rush University identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by Rush University to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Rush University is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

info@plexuscomm.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Rush University Medical Center

Co-Provided By

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists/oncologists, community oncologists, oncology nurses and NPs, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize current evidence-based management strategies for treating B-cell NHLs with newer agents and combination approaches
  • Evaluate safety and efficacy data from recent clinical trials and its impact on future clinical practice
  • Formulate individualized strategies for incorporating new agents and regimens into the evolving treatment paradigms for B-cell NHLs, taking into consideration current guidelines, expert recommendations, and clinical factors

Activity Description

This educational activity is designed to provide the oncology care team with the latest developments and critical insights into the management of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas. This education will support the healthcare professional in his/her practice setting with the essential tools to critically evaluate efficacy, safety, clinical effectiveness, and application.

Statement of Educational Need

Taking into consideration the continued evolution of therapeutic modalities and management strategies for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas along with the information burden placed on busy healthcare professionals, expert guidance and interpretation of the clinical significance of emerging clinical data will benefit those caring for patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas, allowing for ease of assessment and incorporation into clinical practice.

Faculty

Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS
Co-Director Lymphoma Program
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, GA


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Dr. Cohen has served on advisory boards for Janssen and Genentech and has done research funding for Genentech.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing nursing education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education unit(s) in Pharmacy.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for participating in this program, participants must listen to the program in its entirety and then complete and submit the CE evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grant from AbbVie Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc., Celgene Corp., Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Verastem.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Rush University and Plexus Communications ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Rush University identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by Rush University to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Rush University is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

info@plexuscomm.com

1.00 CME
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Incorporating Recently Approved Targeted Agents, Emerging Combinations, and Genetic Testing for the Optimal Management of Patients with Ovarian Cancer

Incorporating Recently Approved Targeted Agents, Emerging Combinations, and Genetic Testing for the Optimal Management of Patients with Ovarian Cancer

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Activity Details

Free CME
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 18, 2020
Expires: April 18, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, advanced practitioners (NP/PA/PharmD), and other clinicians who treat patients with gynecologic malignancies.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess the efficacy and safety of PARP inhibitors or their combinations in the maintenance and treatment setting for the management of patients with ovarian cancer
  • Evaluate the various genetic testing platforms and their utility in identifying appropriate patients for platinum-based therapy and PARP inhibitor therapy
  • Develop strategies for the optimal utilization of PARP inhibitors when managing patients with ovarian cancer
  • Review novel agents that are under investigation for the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

Activity Description

This activity will provide expert guidance regarding the use of currently-available therapies and companion diagnostics and will help clinicians plan for the optimal integration of new indications and combinations into practice when they become available.

Statement of Educational Need

Considering the volume of research regarding the use of PARP inhibitors for patients with ovarian cancer, clinicians are challenged to evaluate and interpret the clinical significance of emerging data, both scientific and clinical. Thus, clinicians treating patients with ovarian cancer need expert guidance to evaluate emerging scientific and clinical data, use existing PARP inhibitors safely and effectively, and plan strategies to appropriately integrate new indications and combinations into practice when they become available, in consideration of patient needs and preferences.

Agenda

  • Currently Available Systemic and Maintenance Therapies and Emerging Combinations for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
  • Integrating Genetic Testing Into Clinical Practice
  • Real-World Use of Poly ADP Ribose Polymerase Inhibitors (PARPi): Case-Based Discussion
  • Summary

 

Faculty

Thomas Herzog, MD
Deputy Director, University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute
Paul & Carolyn Flory Professor, Vice-Chair of Quality & Safety
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Disclosures
Advisory Boards: AstraZeneca, Caris Life Sciences, Clovis Oncology, F. Hoffman-La Roche, Tesaro, Inc.


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

As a provider accredited by ACCME, the UNMC Center for Continuing Education must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a UNMC Center for Continuing Education activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which presenters may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education or Bio Ascend. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management; primary references, relevant practice guidelines, and full prescribing information should be consulted.

The faculty and planning committee members for this activity have no conflicts to disclose with the exception of those listed on the following presenter slide. All disclosed conflicts of interest have been resolved by independent content review.

Accreditation Statement

Continuing Education

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The UNMC Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and Bio Ascend.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the pre- and post-activity assessments and evaluation.

Participants who complete the educational activity, pre- and post-activity assessments, and evaluation will receive a certificate of credit.

Materials will be available online through April 18, 2021.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca, Clovis Oncology, and Tesaro, a GSK Company.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indication. The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

cme@bioascend.com

Activity Details

Free CME
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 18, 2020
Expires: April 18, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, advanced practitioners (NP/PA/PharmD), and other clinicians who treat patients with gynecologic malignancies.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess the efficacy and safety of PARP inhibitors or their combinations in the maintenance and treatment setting for the management of patients with ovarian cancer
  • Evaluate the various genetic testing platforms and their utility in identifying appropriate patients for platinum-based therapy and PARP inhibitor therapy
  • Develop strategies for the optimal utilization of PARP inhibitors when managing patients with ovarian cancer
  • Review novel agents that are under investigation for the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

Activity Description

This activity will provide expert guidance regarding the use of currently-available therapies and companion diagnostics and will help clinicians plan for the optimal integration of new indications and combinations into practice when they become available.

Statement of Educational Need

Considering the volume of research regarding the use of PARP inhibitors for patients with ovarian cancer, clinicians are challenged to evaluate and interpret the clinical significance of emerging data, both scientific and clinical. Thus, clinicians treating patients with ovarian cancer need expert guidance to evaluate emerging scientific and clinical data, use existing PARP inhibitors safely and effectively, and plan strategies to appropriately integrate new indications and combinations into practice when they become available, in consideration of patient needs and preferences.

Agenda

  • Currently Available Systemic and Maintenance Therapies and Emerging Combinations for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
  • Integrating Genetic Testing Into Clinical Practice
  • Real-World Use of Poly ADP Ribose Polymerase Inhibitors (PARPi): Case-Based Discussion
  • Summary

 

Faculty

Thomas Herzog, MD
Deputy Director, University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute
Paul & Carolyn Flory Professor, Vice-Chair of Quality & Safety
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Disclosures
Advisory Boards: AstraZeneca, Caris Life Sciences, Clovis Oncology, F. Hoffman-La Roche, Tesaro, Inc.


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

As a provider accredited by ACCME, the UNMC Center for Continuing Education must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a UNMC Center for Continuing Education activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which presenters may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education or Bio Ascend. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management; primary references, relevant practice guidelines, and full prescribing information should be consulted.

The faculty and planning committee members for this activity have no conflicts to disclose with the exception of those listed on the following presenter slide. All disclosed conflicts of interest have been resolved by independent content review.

Accreditation Statement

Continuing Education

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The UNMC Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and Bio Ascend.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the pre- and post-activity assessments and evaluation.

Participants who complete the educational activity, pre- and post-activity assessments, and evaluation will receive a certificate of credit.

Materials will be available online through April 18, 2021.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca, Clovis Oncology, and Tesaro, a GSK Company.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indication. The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

cme@bioascend.com

1.00 CME
University of Nebraska Medical Center
CAR T-Cell Practicums: A Discussion of Current Data and the Management of Adverse Events

CAR T-Cell Practicums: A Discussion of Current Data and the Management of Adverse Events

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Activity Details

Free CME
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 18, 2020
Expires: April 18, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is community and academic medical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practitioners (NP/PA/PharmD), and other clinicians who treat patients with lymphoma/myeloma/leukemia.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the structure and function of CAR T-cells and the mechanism of action in patients with hematologic malignancies
  • Review clinical trial data of CAR T-cell–based therapies for the treatment of patients with lymphoma, and describe where CAR T-cell therapies might fit into the treatment landscape
  • Evaluate emerging clinical data and novel approaches to CAR T-cell therapy for patients with myeloma
  • Identify characteristics of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are appropriate for treatment with CAR T-cell therapy
  • Develop strategies to mitigate adverse events that may be encountered with the use of CAR T-cell therapy

Activity Description

This activity is designed to evaluate emerging CAR T data and discuss the challenges of managing CAR T specific adverse events to aid community clinicians who treat patients with lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia.

Statement of Educational Need

Given the recent approval of various CAR T-cell–based therapies for the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies, as well as the associated volume of emerging data of both currently approved and emerging CAR T-cell therapies, it is critical that oncologists be able to evaluate the benefits of these agents, select appropriate patients for therapy or clinical trials, and prevent and manage adverse events.

Faculty

Julie Vose, MD, MBA
Chief
Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professorial Chair
Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Disclosures
Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Acerta/AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Epizyme, Janssen/Pharmacyclic, Karyopharm, Kite Pharma, Legend Pharmaceuticals, Nordic Nanovector, Novartis, Roche, Sandoz, Vaniam Group, Verastem

Grants/Research Support: Acerta Pharma, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Incyte Corporation, Kite Pharma, Merck, Novartis, Seattle Genetics


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

As a provider accredited by ACCME, the UNMC Center for Continuing Education must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a UNMC Center for Continuing Education activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which presenters may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education or Bio Ascend. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management; primary references, relevant practice guidelines, and full prescribing information should be consulted.

The faculty and planning committee members for this activity have no conflicts to disclose with the exception of those listed on the following presenter slide. All disclosed conflicts of interest have been resolved by independent content review.

Accreditation Statement

Continuing Education

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The UNMC Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and Bio Ascend.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the pre- and post-activity assessments and evaluation.

Participants who complete the educational activity, pre- and post-activity assessments, and evaluation will receive a certificate of credit.

Materials will be available online through April 18, 2021.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Celgene Corporation and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indication. The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

cme@bioascend.com

Activity Details

Free CME
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 18, 2020
Expires: April 18, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is community and academic medical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practitioners (NP/PA/PharmD), and other clinicians who treat patients with lymphoma/myeloma/leukemia.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the structure and function of CAR T-cells and the mechanism of action in patients with hematologic malignancies
  • Review clinical trial data of CAR T-cell–based therapies for the treatment of patients with lymphoma, and describe where CAR T-cell therapies might fit into the treatment landscape
  • Evaluate emerging clinical data and novel approaches to CAR T-cell therapy for patients with myeloma
  • Identify characteristics of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are appropriate for treatment with CAR T-cell therapy
  • Develop strategies to mitigate adverse events that may be encountered with the use of CAR T-cell therapy

Activity Description

This activity is designed to evaluate emerging CAR T data and discuss the challenges of managing CAR T specific adverse events to aid community clinicians who treat patients with lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia.

Statement of Educational Need

Given the recent approval of various CAR T-cell–based therapies for the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies, as well as the associated volume of emerging data of both currently approved and emerging CAR T-cell therapies, it is critical that oncologists be able to evaluate the benefits of these agents, select appropriate patients for therapy or clinical trials, and prevent and manage adverse events.

Faculty

Julie Vose, MD, MBA
Chief
Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professorial Chair
Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Disclosures
Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Acerta/AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Epizyme, Janssen/Pharmacyclic, Karyopharm, Kite Pharma, Legend Pharmaceuticals, Nordic Nanovector, Novartis, Roche, Sandoz, Vaniam Group, Verastem

Grants/Research Support: Acerta Pharma, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Incyte Corporation, Kite Pharma, Merck, Novartis, Seattle Genetics


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

As a provider accredited by ACCME, the UNMC Center for Continuing Education must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a UNMC Center for Continuing Education activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which presenters may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education or Bio Ascend. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management; primary references, relevant practice guidelines, and full prescribing information should be consulted.

The faculty and planning committee members for this activity have no conflicts to disclose with the exception of those listed on the following presenter slide. All disclosed conflicts of interest have been resolved by independent content review.

Accreditation Statement

Continuing Education

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The UNMC Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and Bio Ascend.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the pre- and post-activity assessments and evaluation.

Participants who complete the educational activity, pre- and post-activity assessments, and evaluation will receive a certificate of credit.

Materials will be available online through April 18, 2021.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Celgene Corporation and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indication. The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of UNMC CCE and Bio Ascend.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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0.75 CME / MOC
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Small Cell Lung Cancer: Optimism Through Immunotherapeutic Approaches

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Optimism Through Immunotherapeutic Approaches

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
/ MOC point(s)
Released: May 15, 2020
Expires: May 14, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for oncologists, pulmonologists, pathologists, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, and PAs who manage patients with SCLC.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role of the immune system in tumor pathogenesis and how immunotherapy can be utilized to modulate the anti-tumor immune response
  • Evaluate current and emerging immunotherapies for the management of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) on the basis of clinical trial safety and efficacy data
  • Incorporate immunotherapy into the management of patients with SCLC where appropriate
  • Identify and manage immune-related adverse events associated with checkpoint inhibitors

Activity Description

In this interactive panel discussion, oncology experts and a patient with SCLC discuss recent advances in the use of immunotherapy for SCLC management. Experts present the latest efficacy data supporting the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors and strategies for managing treatment-related adverse events. An experienced patient with SCLC provides his unique perspective on treatment administration, education, and expectations. The panel concludes by addressing the personalized selection of patients with SCLC who may benefit from immunotherapy.

Statement of Educational Need

Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive form of lung cancer that is historically associated with limited treatment options and low survival rates. However, in the last few years immunotherapies have emerged as effective treatment options for SCLC, particularly in people with extensive-stage disease. Because of the relative novelty of these treatments, healthcare professionals should be aware of the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of immunotherapies, the rationale for use in SCLC, and how to incorporate these treatments into SCLC management.

Agenda

This activity will address the following topics:

  • Role of the immune system in tumor pathogenesis
  • Rationale for immunotherapy in SCLC
  • Brief overview of the mechanism of action of immunotherapy
  • Evidence on the safety and efficacy of approved and emerging immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Recognizing and managing immune-mediated adverse reactions associated with immunotherapy
  • Description of ongoing and planned clinical trials of immunotherapy for SCLC
  • Identifying patients who may benefit from immunotherapy

Faculty

Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS (Chair)
Chief, Thoracic Oncology
Professor, Department of Hematology and Oncology
Co-Director, Immune Monitoring Facility
The Gloria and Edmund M. Dunn Chair in Thoracic Malignancies
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS, is the chief of Thoracic Oncology and a professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Since completing his fellowship training at Fox Chase, he has been involved in a number of clinical trials aimed at developing new, antibody-based therapies and immunotherapies for patients with lung cancer. Dr. Borghaei is board certified in medical oncology.

Dr. Borghaei is the principal investigator (PI) of a laboratory that develops new monoclonal antibodies and novel immune-modulating drugs, with the aim of bringing these approaches to the clinic. He served as the PI of a Phase III randomized study that proved the effectiveness of nivolumab in the treatment of patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer after progression on prior chemotherapy. This work led to the approval of nivolumab, one of the first immunotherapy-based drugs to be approved for lung cancer in this setting.

Dr. Borghaei is a member of the thoracic core committee at Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and, until recently, was a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer panel. He is the recipient of an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award and an ASCO Career Development Award. Dr. Borghaei is a long-standing member of ASCO, AACR, and NCCN and ECOG thoracic committees. Dr. Borghaei has published in many peer-reviewed publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet Oncology, Lung Cancer, and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS, has affiliations with AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Axiom, Boehringer Ingelheim, BioNTech, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cantargia AB, Celgene, Daiichi, EMD-Serono, Genentech, Genmab, GLG, Huya Bio, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, PharmaMar, Regeneron, Takeda (Consultant); Merck/Celgene, Millennium, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Lilly (To Institution) (Contracted Research); Incyte, Takeda, U of Pennsylvania (Data Safety Monitoring Board); Rgenix, Sonnetbio (Stock).

Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MSCR
Professor and Vice-Chair, Faculty Development
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Chair, Thoracic Malignancies Working Group
Director of Thoracic Oncology
Co-Leader
, Discovery & Developmental Therapeutics Program
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Druid Hills, GA

Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MSCR, is Professor and Vice-Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Co-Leader of the Discovery & Developmental Therapeutics Program at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Dr. Owonikoko received his primary medical training at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and later proceeded to Dusseldorf, Germany for further training in anatomic pathology at the Heinrich Heine University. He received his PhD degree in anatomic pathology from the Heinrich Heine University, after which he proceeded to the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for postdoctoral training in molecular imaging. Dr. Owonikoko is board certified in medical oncology.

Dr. Owonikoko is a world-renowned expert in the treatment of lung cancer. He is particularly interested in advancing the care of and improving the outcomes for small cell lung cancer (SCLC). He leads an active clinical and research program at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University looking at new treatment strategies for patients through clinical trials and translational research work in the lab. Dr. Owonikoko has received awards on his leadership, including the IASLC Heine H. Hansen Lectureship Award and the NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award. He has also been published in many peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, The Cancer Journal, Clinical Cancer Research, and Molecular Oncology.

Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MSCR, has affiliations with AbbVie, Amgen, ARMO BioScience, AstraZeneca, Bayer, BerGenBio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Eisai, EMD Serono, G1 Therapeutics, Heron Pharmaceutical, Lilly, MedImmune, Merck, Novartis, Sandoz, Seattle Genetics, PharmaMar, Takeda, XCovery (Consulting/Advisory Board); AbbVie, Aeglea Biotherapeutics, Amgen, Astellas Pharma, AstraZenea/MedImmune, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Fujifilm, G1 Therapeutics, Incyte, Loxo/Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, StemCentRx, United Therapeutics, EMD Serono, Roche/Genentech (IRC/DSMB); Cambium Oncology (Stock).

Kristen Kreamer, CRNP, AOCNP, APRN, BC
Nurse Practitioner, Thoracic and Head and Neck Medical Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Kristen Kreamer, CRNP, AOCNP, APRN, BC, is a medical oncology nurse practitioner at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Kreamer earned her MS in nursing from Yale University in New Haven, CT, and worked as a clinical nurse specialist for 12 years before completing a post-masters certification as an oncology nurse practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Ms. Kreamer’s practice includes patients with lung and head and neck malignancies and she also works with the Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Treatment programs at Fox Chase. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Advanced Practice Society for Hematology/Oncology and Sigma Theta Tau International. Ms. Kreamer has been published in The Journal for Advanced Practitioners in Oncology and other peer-reviewed publications.

Kristen Kreamer, CRNP, AOCNP, APRN, BC, has affiliations with AstraZeneca (Speakers Bureau).

Cedric White (Patient)
Cedric White has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

AKH planners and reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no financial relationships to disclose.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, AKH Lead Nurse Planner, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME expectations; referral to National Faculty Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points 0 patient safety in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation

In order to claim MOC points, users must complete the following steps:

Step 1: Review and successfully complete the activity

Step 2: Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

Step 3: MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6-8 weeks of completion

There is no fee to participate.

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No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from AstraZeneca and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
/ MOC point(s)
Released: May 15, 2020
Expires: May 14, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for oncologists, pulmonologists, pathologists, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, and PAs who manage patients with SCLC.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role of the immune system in tumor pathogenesis and how immunotherapy can be utilized to modulate the anti-tumor immune response
  • Evaluate current and emerging immunotherapies for the management of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) on the basis of clinical trial safety and efficacy data
  • Incorporate immunotherapy into the management of patients with SCLC where appropriate
  • Identify and manage immune-related adverse events associated with checkpoint inhibitors

Activity Description

In this interactive panel discussion, oncology experts and a patient with SCLC discuss recent advances in the use of immunotherapy for SCLC management. Experts present the latest efficacy data supporting the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors and strategies for managing treatment-related adverse events. An experienced patient with SCLC provides his unique perspective on treatment administration, education, and expectations. The panel concludes by addressing the personalized selection of patients with SCLC who may benefit from immunotherapy.

Statement of Educational Need

Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive form of lung cancer that is historically associated with limited treatment options and low survival rates. However, in the last few years immunotherapies have emerged as effective treatment options for SCLC, particularly in people with extensive-stage disease. Because of the relative novelty of these treatments, healthcare professionals should be aware of the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of immunotherapies, the rationale for use in SCLC, and how to incorporate these treatments into SCLC management.

Agenda

This activity will address the following topics:

  • Role of the immune system in tumor pathogenesis
  • Rationale for immunotherapy in SCLC
  • Brief overview of the mechanism of action of immunotherapy
  • Evidence on the safety and efficacy of approved and emerging immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Recognizing and managing immune-mediated adverse reactions associated with immunotherapy
  • Description of ongoing and planned clinical trials of immunotherapy for SCLC
  • Identifying patients who may benefit from immunotherapy

Faculty

Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS (Chair)
Chief, Thoracic Oncology
Professor, Department of Hematology and Oncology
Co-Director, Immune Monitoring Facility
The Gloria and Edmund M. Dunn Chair in Thoracic Malignancies
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS, is the chief of Thoracic Oncology and a professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Since completing his fellowship training at Fox Chase, he has been involved in a number of clinical trials aimed at developing new, antibody-based therapies and immunotherapies for patients with lung cancer. Dr. Borghaei is board certified in medical oncology.

Dr. Borghaei is the principal investigator (PI) of a laboratory that develops new monoclonal antibodies and novel immune-modulating drugs, with the aim of bringing these approaches to the clinic. He served as the PI of a Phase III randomized study that proved the effectiveness of nivolumab in the treatment of patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer after progression on prior chemotherapy. This work led to the approval of nivolumab, one of the first immunotherapy-based drugs to be approved for lung cancer in this setting.

Dr. Borghaei is a member of the thoracic core committee at Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and, until recently, was a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer panel. He is the recipient of an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award and an ASCO Career Development Award. Dr. Borghaei is a long-standing member of ASCO, AACR, and NCCN and ECOG thoracic committees. Dr. Borghaei has published in many peer-reviewed publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet Oncology, Lung Cancer, and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS, has affiliations with AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Axiom, Boehringer Ingelheim, BioNTech, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cantargia AB, Celgene, Daiichi, EMD-Serono, Genentech, Genmab, GLG, Huya Bio, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, PharmaMar, Regeneron, Takeda (Consultant); Merck/Celgene, Millennium, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Lilly (To Institution) (Contracted Research); Incyte, Takeda, U of Pennsylvania (Data Safety Monitoring Board); Rgenix, Sonnetbio (Stock).

Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MSCR
Professor and Vice-Chair, Faculty Development
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Chair, Thoracic Malignancies Working Group
Director of Thoracic Oncology
Co-Leader
, Discovery & Developmental Therapeutics Program
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Druid Hills, GA

Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MSCR, is Professor and Vice-Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Co-Leader of the Discovery & Developmental Therapeutics Program at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Dr. Owonikoko received his primary medical training at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and later proceeded to Dusseldorf, Germany for further training in anatomic pathology at the Heinrich Heine University. He received his PhD degree in anatomic pathology from the Heinrich Heine University, after which he proceeded to the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for postdoctoral training in molecular imaging. Dr. Owonikoko is board certified in medical oncology.

Dr. Owonikoko is a world-renowned expert in the treatment of lung cancer. He is particularly interested in advancing the care of and improving the outcomes for small cell lung cancer (SCLC). He leads an active clinical and research program at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University looking at new treatment strategies for patients through clinical trials and translational research work in the lab. Dr. Owonikoko has received awards on his leadership, including the IASLC Heine H. Hansen Lectureship Award and the NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award. He has also been published in many peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, The Cancer Journal, Clinical Cancer Research, and Molecular Oncology.

Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MSCR, has affiliations with AbbVie, Amgen, ARMO BioScience, AstraZeneca, Bayer, BerGenBio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Eisai, EMD Serono, G1 Therapeutics, Heron Pharmaceutical, Lilly, MedImmune, Merck, Novartis, Sandoz, Seattle Genetics, PharmaMar, Takeda, XCovery (Consulting/Advisory Board); AbbVie, Aeglea Biotherapeutics, Amgen, Astellas Pharma, AstraZenea/MedImmune, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Fujifilm, G1 Therapeutics, Incyte, Loxo/Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, StemCentRx, United Therapeutics, EMD Serono, Roche/Genentech (IRC/DSMB); Cambium Oncology (Stock).

Kristen Kreamer, CRNP, AOCNP, APRN, BC
Nurse Practitioner, Thoracic and Head and Neck Medical Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Kristen Kreamer, CRNP, AOCNP, APRN, BC, is a medical oncology nurse practitioner at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Kreamer earned her MS in nursing from Yale University in New Haven, CT, and worked as a clinical nurse specialist for 12 years before completing a post-masters certification as an oncology nurse practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Ms. Kreamer’s practice includes patients with lung and head and neck malignancies and she also works with the Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Treatment programs at Fox Chase. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Advanced Practice Society for Hematology/Oncology and Sigma Theta Tau International. Ms. Kreamer has been published in The Journal for Advanced Practitioners in Oncology and other peer-reviewed publications.

Kristen Kreamer, CRNP, AOCNP, APRN, BC, has affiliations with AstraZeneca (Speakers Bureau).

Cedric White (Patient)
Cedric White has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

AKH planners and reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no financial relationships to disclose.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, AKH Lead Nurse Planner, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME expectations; referral to National Faculty Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points 0 patient safety in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation

In order to claim MOC points, users must complete the following steps:

Step 1: Review and successfully complete the activity

Step 2: Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

Step 3: MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6-8 weeks of completion

There is no fee to participate.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from AstraZeneca and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

1.00 CME / CNE / CPE
Rush University Medical Center
Navigating the Prostate Cancer Disease Continuum - Evolving Strategies in the Management of HSPC and CRPC

Navigating the Prostate Cancer Disease Continuum - Evolving Strategies in the Management of HSPC and CRPC

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Contact Hour(s)
1 hour to complete

Accredited By

Rush University Medical Center

Co-provided By

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of urologists, and oncologists, as well as nurses, NPs, PAs, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with prostate cancer.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the latest clinical data on efficacy, safety, and sequencing considerations for hormonal, cytotoxic, immunologic, targeted, bone-directed, and investigational therapies for patients with HSPC and CRPC
  • Identify ongoing and planned clinical trials for prostate cancer patients across the disease continuum and refer appropriate patients to trials with novel therapies or in combination
  • Implement the latest best-practice treatment strategies for patients with HSPC and CRPC, taking into consideration current guidelines and expert recommendations when individualizing treatment plans

Activity Description

This educational activity is designed to provide the oncology care team with the latest developments and critical insights into the management of prostate cancer. This education will support the healthcare professional in his/her practice setting with the essential tools to critically evaluate efficacy, safety, clinical effectiveness and application.

Statement of Educational Need

Taking into consideration the continued evolution of therapeutic modalities and management strategies for prostate cancer along with the information burden placed on busy healthcare professionals, expert guidance and interpretation of the clinical significance of emerging clinical data will benefit those caring for patients with prostate cancer, allowing for ease of assessment and incorporation into clinical practice.

Faculty

Robert Dreicer, MD, MS, MACP, FASCO
Sectional Head Medical Oncology
Deputy Director, University of Virginia Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine and Urology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Dr. Dreicer has served on advisory boards for Eisai, Janssen, Seattle Genetics, Genetech/Roche, Azuri, Astra Zeneca, Orion, and Novartis.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) continuing nursing education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) continuing education unit(s) in Pharmacy.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for participating in this program, participants must listen to the program in its entirety and then complete and submit the CE evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity has been supported by an educational grant from Astellas and Medivation, Inc., a Pfizer Company, Genomic Health, Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Rush University and Plexus Communications ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Rush University identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by Rush University to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Rush University is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

info@plexuscomm.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Contact Hour(s)
1 hour to complete

Accredited By

Rush University Medical Center

Co-provided By

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of urologists, and oncologists, as well as nurses, NPs, PAs, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with prostate cancer.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the latest clinical data on efficacy, safety, and sequencing considerations for hormonal, cytotoxic, immunologic, targeted, bone-directed, and investigational therapies for patients with HSPC and CRPC
  • Identify ongoing and planned clinical trials for prostate cancer patients across the disease continuum and refer appropriate patients to trials with novel therapies or in combination
  • Implement the latest best-practice treatment strategies for patients with HSPC and CRPC, taking into consideration current guidelines and expert recommendations when individualizing treatment plans

Activity Description

This educational activity is designed to provide the oncology care team with the latest developments and critical insights into the management of prostate cancer. This education will support the healthcare professional in his/her practice setting with the essential tools to critically evaluate efficacy, safety, clinical effectiveness and application.

Statement of Educational Need

Taking into consideration the continued evolution of therapeutic modalities and management strategies for prostate cancer along with the information burden placed on busy healthcare professionals, expert guidance and interpretation of the clinical significance of emerging clinical data will benefit those caring for patients with prostate cancer, allowing for ease of assessment and incorporation into clinical practice.

Faculty

Robert Dreicer, MD, MS, MACP, FASCO
Sectional Head Medical Oncology
Deputy Director, University of Virginia Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine and Urology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Dr. Dreicer has served on advisory boards for Eisai, Janssen, Seattle Genetics, Genetech/Roche, Azuri, Astra Zeneca, Orion, and Novartis.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) continuing nursing education credit(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) continuing education unit(s) in Pharmacy.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for participating in this program, participants must listen to the program in its entirety and then complete and submit the CE evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity has been supported by an educational grant from Astellas and Medivation, Inc., a Pfizer Company, Genomic Health, Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Rush University and Plexus Communications ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Rush University identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by Rush University to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Rush University is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

info@plexuscomm.com

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