An Oculus Virtual Reality View: The Role of Emergency Physicians in the Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events in Patients Treated with Immuno-oncology Agents

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PROGRAM CHAIR

Diwakar Davar, MD
Assistant Professor, Melanoma/Phase 1 Therapeutics
Department of Hematology/Medical Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

FACULTY

Rodolfo Gutierrez, MD
Thoracic Oncology
The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This online activity is focused on the identification and exploration of immune-related adverse events, their management, and the critical role of emergency department physicians in the care of patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Emergency department physicians and other healthcare professionals working as part of a multidisciplinary care team that sees oncology patients with immune-related adverse events.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Discuss the effects of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy on immune system cells that lead to immune-related adverse events (IrAEs) in patients with cancer seen by emergency physicians;
  • Describe the role of emergency physicians in the recognition of signs and symptoms of ICI IrAEs and their management in patients with cancer; and
  • Review strategies to overcome barriers to the implementation of necessary practice changes for emergency physicians seeing cancer patients with ICI IrAEs.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the emergency care of cancer patients with ICI IrAEs.
Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.

CNE Accreditation Statement:
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

ACEP CATEGORY I CREDIT

This activity has been approved for 1 hour of ACEP Category I Credit.

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DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS

Dr. Davar is a consultant and conducts research for Merck & Co., BMS, Tesaro, and Checkmate Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Gutierrez has nothing to disclose.

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/CE 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/CNE credit for this live activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
2. Participate in the live activity.
3. Complete pre-and-post survey.
4. Submit the evaluation form online.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

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RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: November 21, 2020

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