Arjun V. Balar, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU – Langone Health
New York, NY
This case-based enduring activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with cancer who are treated or eligible for treatment with immunotherapy.
This initiative is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, emergency care physicians, oncology pharmacists, oncology nurses and other healthcare professional involved in the management of patients with cancer who are treated or eligible for treatment with immunotherapy.
After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:
- Examine clinical evidence supporting the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors both as monotherapy and combination with chemotherapy or other immune agents
- Recognize and manage immune-related adverse events (irAEs) associated with the use of checkpoint inhibitors
- Explain patient-centered SDM approaches aimed at optimizing cancer care and survivorship and the roles of the multidisciplinary team members in diagnosing and managing irAEs
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 web-based 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 enduring activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with cancer who are treated or eligible for treatment with immunotherapy.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco LLC 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.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 knowledge-based contact hour for pharmacists/technicians. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NOTE: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 0.75 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 Commercial Support, 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 FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Dr. Arjun Balar discloses that he is a consultant with AstraZeneca/Medimmune; Genentech, Inc./F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd.; Merck & Co., Inc., Incyte Inc, Pfizer and Seattle Genetics.
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:
Matthew Frese, 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, Outcomes and Accreditation for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Russie Allen, Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Nicole Longo, DO, FACOI, Medical Director, Scientific and Medical Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Melissa A Johnson, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CE activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.
During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and nonapproved indications.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CNE credit for this web-based enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
2. Participate in the web-based enduring activity.
3. Complete and submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.
You will receive your certificate after completion of the evaluation.
Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science-based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making ability before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.
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RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2020
EXPIRATION DATE: January 31, 2021