On Topic Virtual Roundtable: Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in Community Practice

Released On
June 30, 2022

Expires On
June 29, 2023

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Education, Hematology-Oncology

Leukemia, Oncology

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This activity is jointly provided by The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Bio Ascend.

This activity is supported by educational grants from Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

Credit Available

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

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

Program Overview

On Topic Virtual Roundtable™ : Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in Community Practice aims to focus on providing community-based clinicians with clinical recommendations to address treatment options for patients with CLL.

Target Audience

This target audience for this activity is community and academic medical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practitioners (NP/PA/PharmD), and other clinicians who treat patients with CLL.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review how patient- and disease-related factors such as age, performance status, comorbidities, and mutational status impact the choice of therapy for patients with CLL
  • Evaluate recent clinical trial data focused on current and emerging treatment options for patients with newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory CLL
  • Determine the optimal approach to the sequencing of targeted therapies and small molecule inhibitors, as well as emerging combinations of agents for patients with relapsed/refractory CLL
  • Develop strategies to optimize patient-related outcomes, including mitigating treatment-related adverse events, improving the quality of life, and recognizing the role of the patient voice in selecting therapeutic approaches

As a jointly accredited provider, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) ensures accuracy, balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities and is committed to protecting learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. All faculty, planner and others in a position to control continuing education content participating in an accredited continuing education activity are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The accredited provider is responsible for mitigating all relevant financial relationships in accredited continuing education. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in these activity materials so that participants may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

The accredited provider has mitigated and is disclosing identified relevant financial relationships for the following faculty, planners, and others in control of content prior to assuming their roles.

This activity may include presentations in which faculty may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications. All materials are included with the permission of the faculty. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of UNMC.


All faculty and planning committee members have no conflicts to disclose with the exception of the following:


Matthew Davids, MD, MMSc (Moderator)

Director, Clinical Research, Division of Lymphoma
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Contracted Research & Publishing: AbbVie Inc., Ascentage Pharma, AstraZeneca, Genentech, MEI Pharma Inc., Pharmacyclics LLC, Surface Oncology, TG Therapeutics, Verastem, Inc.
Consulting Fees: AbbVie Inc., Adaptive Biotechnologies, Ascentage Pharma, AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Janssen, MEI Pharma Inc., Pharmacyclics LLC, Research To Practice, TG Therapeutics, Verastem, Inc.


Jeffrey Bubis, DO, FACOI, FACP

Division Director
Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Center
Fleming Island, Florida

Advisor: Blueprint Medicines, Pharmacosmos, Puma Biotechnology


Divis Khaira, MD

Aspirus Health
Laurium, Michigan

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


John McCartney

15-year CLL Survivor and Patient Advocate

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Planning Committee
The following planning committee members have nothing to disclose:

UNMC: Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP
Bio Ascend: Chloe Dunnam; Tisheeka Graham-Steed, PhD; Kraig Steubing

Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Bio Ascend. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in and receiving continuing education credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must: 1) read the educational objectives and conflict of interest disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the pre- and post-test and evaluation.

Participants who complete the educational activity, pre- and post-test, and evaluation will recieve an accredited continuing education credit certificate.

Contact Information

For CME questions please contact: info@bioascend.com

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