Pearls and Pitfalls in Molecular Testing for EGFR and ALK in NSCLCJointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Enquiring Minds.
Supported by an independent educational grants from Astellas and Boehringer Ingelheim.
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Release date: January 29, 2016
Valid through: March 31, 2017
Specialty: Pathologists, oncologists
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and other members of the oncology care team who have an interest in NSCLC.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Detail appropriate preparation of optimal and suboptimal tissue samples for molecular testing
- Address potential complications that may occur in pathological diagnosis and reporting
- Diagnose a patient based on the interpretation and reporting of molecular testing results
- Apply appropriate patient selection for current and emerging targeted therapies
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
Jamie A. Chaft, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Laura Tafe, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Assistant Director, Molecular Pathology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Physician Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Enquiring Minds. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
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The faculty 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 activity:
- Consulting fees: AstraZeneca, Clovis Oncology, Genentech
- Contracted Research: AstraZeneca
- Hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
The 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 activity:
The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
The following Enquiring Minds writers, Karen Chui, MD and Emma Hitt, PhD, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.