Personalized Treatment for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

PROGRAM CHAIR

Ryan Jacobs, MD
Director of CLL Clinical Trials
Department of Hematology, Lymphoma Division
Levine Cancer Center/Atrium Healthcare
Charlotte, NC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

FACULTY PRESENTER

Ryan Jacobs, MD
Director of CLL Clinical Trials
Department of Hematology, Lymphoma Division
Levine Cancer Center/Atrium Healthcare
Charlotte, NC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This case-based enduring activity will cover the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) receiving medical care within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for US-based medical oncologists, hematologists, hematologists/oncologists, and nurses that form the multidisciplinary team involved in the management of patients with CLL within the VA system.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Consider multiple parameters before recommending a treatment for CLL, including clinical stage of the disease, the symptoms of the patient, the fitness and concomitant diseases of the patient, genetic risks, line of treatment, and response to previous therapy
  • Assess the current guidelines for CLL first and second-line treatment
  • Discuss considerations for treatment selection with patients and families, including the benefits and risks of each therapy option, to arrive at the best treatment decision for each patient
  • Monitor and manage adverse events and risk for discontinuation of therapy in collaboration with patients and families
  • Utilize shared decision-making to improve care and outcomes for patients with CLL

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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 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

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the management of patients with CLL.
CNE 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.

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 a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or providers of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

FACULTY

Dr. Jacobs has served on the speakers’ bureau for AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Pharmacyclics, Janssen, Genentech, and Verastem; he has received consultant fees from AbbVie, Pharmacyclics, AstraZeneca, and Verastem; and been contracted for research with Pharmacyclics and TG Therapeutics.

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.
Marcello A. Morgan, MD, MPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Jessica McMullen, MPH, 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 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.

DISCLAIMER

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.

For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at info@medlearninggroup.com

Contact this CME provider at Med Learning Group for privacy and confidentiality policy statement information at http://medlearninggroup.com/privacy-policy/

RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2020

EXPIRATION DATE: May 13, 2021

Copyright © 2020 Med Learning Group. All rights reserved. These materials may be used for personal use only. Any rebroadcast, distribution, or reuse of this presentation or any part of it in any form for other than personal use without the express written permission of Med Learning Group is prohibited.

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