Hanny Al-Samkari, MD
Classical Hematologist and Clinical Investigator
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
This online educational activity targets essential elements of the pearls of diagnosis and management of patients with α-thalassemias. Enhance your ability to evaluate the genetic and molecular pathophysiology of the various members of the α-thalassemia family and associated clinical presentations by genotype, as well as the risks for acute and chronic complications. After the timely, accurate diagnosis of α-thalassemia is made, assess the utility of traditional management strategies and the impact of emerging disease-modifying pharmacotherapy for the management of patients with α-thalassemias.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with α-thalassemias.
Upon completing this program, attendees should be able to:
- Evaluate the genetic and molecular pathophysiology of the various members of the α-thalassemia family, the heterogeneity of clinical presentation attributable to underlying pathophysiology, and the risks for acute and chronic complications
- Facilitate timely accurate diagnosis of α-thalassemias
- Critique the utility of traditional management strategies for patients with α-thalassemias
- Model treatment algorithms that include emerging pharmacotherapies for the management of patients with α-thalassemias
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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . 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 α-thalassemias.
CNE Credits: 0.5 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management (CCM) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
|Hanny Al-Samkari, MD||Dr. Al-Samkari reports that he serves as a consultant for Agios, Sobi, Argenx,
Rigel, Forma, Moderna, and Novartis. He also provides contracted research
for Agios, Sobi, and Amgen.
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.
Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
Staff Planners and Managers
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:
- Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Daniel DaSilva, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Nicole Longo, DO, FACOI, Director of Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Lauren Bartunek, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
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METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the enduring activity.
- Complete the online post-test and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.
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