Advances in™ Beta-Thalassemia: The Evolving Therapeutic Landscape

Released On
January 21, 2022

Expires On
January 21, 2023

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Cardiology, Hematology-Oncology, Hepatology

Genetic Disorders, Heart, Hematologic diseases

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This activity is provided by Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Chiesi USA

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — 1.0 Contact Hours

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

Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward hematologists and hematologist-oncologists, as well as pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with beta-thalassemia.

Program Overview

This online educational activity is designed to provide expert interpretation of new and emerging data on the treatment of β-thalassemia, with a forward-looking perspective on how new and novel agents might impact clinical practice. An overview of β-thalassemia, as well as current and emerging treatment strategies, will be presented in a multimedia format, including a series of video interviews with expert thought leaders integrated into text-based elements.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the pathophysiology of iron overload in β-thalassemia
  • Identify patients with iron overload in patients with β-thalassemia
  • Apply current guidelines for the management of β-thalassemia
  • Assess clinical trial data for safety and efficacy of new and emerging therapies for β-thalassemia



Arun Srivastava, PhD

George H. Kitzman Professor of Genetics
Chief, Division of Cellular and Molecular Therapy
Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL


Hanny Al-Samkari, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Classical Hematologist and Clinical Investigator
Division of Hematology Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, 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.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.0 Contact Hours.

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities.

Arun Srivastava, PhD

  • Grant/Research Support: Aavanti Bio, Kitzman Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Sarepta Therapeutics
  • Consultant: AgeX Therapeutics, Passage Bio
  • Stock/Shareholder: Lacerta Therapeutics

Hanny Al-Samkari, MD

  • Grant/Research Support: Agios Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Dova/Sobi
  • Consultant: Agios, Argenx, Dova/Sobi, Forma Therapeutics, Moderna, Novartis, Rigel Pharmaceuticals

PER® mitigated all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.
You may immediately download your certificate.

Course Viewing Requirements

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Supported Phones & Tablets:
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Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a health care professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.