The Road Towards Optimal Individualized Care of Adolescents and Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Sponsored by Med Learning Group.

This activity is co-provided by Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM.

Supported by an Educational Grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Release date: December 17, 2015

Valid through: December 17, 2016

Topic: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Media: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals who provide medical care for adolescent and young adult patients with ALL.

Program Overview

This case-based enduring activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment, and management of adolescent and young adult patients with ALL.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify the unique differences and challenges in the management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in adolescent and young adult (AYAs) patients
  • Discuss recent clinical evidence and current recommendations for optimizing the therapeutic regimens for AYA ALL patients with pediatric-inspired protocols
  • Discuss our current treatment strategies in AYA patients with relapsed ALL

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Nurses — 1.0 ANCC Credit Hours

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


Course Chair
Daniel J. DeAngelo, MD, PhD
Adult Leukemia Program
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dan Douer, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

MLG Course Reviewer
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.

CCM/UMA Lead Nurse Planner
Margaret Governo, EdD, APRN BC

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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

Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the long-term treatment and management of adolescent and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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.

Credit Designation

Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

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 manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

Dr. DeAngelo has received consultant fees from Novartis, Sigma Tau, BMS, Amgen, and Pfizer; and has received research support from Sigma Tau.

Dr. Douer has received consultant fees from Amgen, Pfizer, Spectrum, and Gilead; and has received research support from BMS and Amgen.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
UMA/CCM Nurse Reviewer - - Margaret Governo, EdD, APRN BC has no relevant financial relationships 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.

Flavia Piazza, PhD, VP Scientific and Medical Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.

Brooke Hefele, Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.

Lisa Dorin, Program Manager for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.

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During the course of this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CNE 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.
  3. Submit the evaluation form to the Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate via email within 30 days.

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This educational activity provides training necessary for licensed attendees to maintain state licensing requirements. The tuition for this educational activity is subsidized in part by unrestricted educational grants, including for those attendees who have successfully completed the state licensing requirements for their respective fields. This subsidy is reflected in the registration fees for this activity.

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