A Virtual Reality View – Optimizing Immuno-Oncology Therapy Through the Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events: The Role of the Emergency Physician
Arjun Balar, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY
This case-based enduring activity will cover the long-term treatment and management of patients with adverse events related to cancer immunotherapy.
This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of Emergency Department physicians and other Emergency Room healthcare professionals working as part of the multidisciplinary care team.
After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:
- Discuss tumor immunosurveillance and immune escape in the pathophysiology of adult malignancies;
- Review the clinical trial data for approved immune checkpoint-inhibitors, with a focus on the treated malignancies and their associated immune-related adverse events (irAEs);
- Describe the diagnosis of irAEs associated with immunotherapies and current recommendations for their management and monitoring;
- Examine the continuum of oncology care provided in the emergency room setting through the identification and management of irAEs.
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with cancer who are treated or eligible for treatment with immunotherapy. Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hour(s)
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.5 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
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DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Dr Balar has received consultant fees from Merck, Genentech, AstraZeneca, and Pfizer; fees for Non-CME/CE Services received directly from a commercial interest or its agent from Merck, Genentech, and AstraZeneca.
CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
The staff, planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CNE activity:
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During the course of this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.
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RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2018
EXPIRATION DATE: October 12, 2019
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