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Immunotherapy Introduction - Module 1

Jointly provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, RMEI Medical Education, LLC, and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.


This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Amgen Inc. and Celgene Corporation. Additional funding provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Release date: March 27, 2019

Valid through: March 26, 2020

Specialty: Hematology, Oncology

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 15 minutes

Media: Internet

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with blood cancers.

Program Overview

This enduring activity will provide learners with the latest developments in immunotherapy for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma and how these developments can be incorporated into regimens to improve the outcome of patients with these diseases.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the mechanism of action, rationale, and clinical evidence for CAR T cells in the treatment of hematologic malignancies
  • Identify strategies to incorporate immunotherapy into the treatment of appropriate patients with hematologic malignancies on the basis of current guidelines, safety and efficacy, and expert advice

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Faculty

Helen E. Heslop, MD, DSc (Hon)

Dan L. Duncan Chair
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Helen E. Heslop, MD, DSc (Hon), has affiliations with Cytosen, Gilead, Novartis (Consulting Fees); Cell Medica, Tessa Therapeutics (Contracted Research); Dr. Heslop owns stock in Marker Therapeutics and Viracyte.

Planners and Managers

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity.

During the period March 27, 2019 through March 26, 2020, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; and 3) complete the evaluation form. Select the desired certificate and click on Submit. Click on Download Certificate and print the certificate for your records.

Accreditation Support

Please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine Continuing Medical Education Department at inquiries@pimed.com or by calling 303-799-1930.

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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

Disclaimer

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.