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Course Director

Mitchell S. Cairo, MD
Mitchell S. Cairo, MD

Children and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
Westchester Medical Center (WMC)
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York

Faculty

Kenneth R. Cooke
Kenneth R. Cooke, MD

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland

Hillard M. Lazarus
Hillard M. Lazarus, MD, FACP

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Accredited by

The Medical College of Wisconsin

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.0 Credits
Release Date:2019-Apr-03
Expiration Date:2020-Apr-02
Estimated Time for Completion:60 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, based on a live symposium held during the 2019 Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (TCT) Meetings of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), experts in hematology-oncology explore new developments related to the changing clinical consensus for managing veno-occlusive disease (VOD)/sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) as a post-transplant complication. In this program, the panelists will share their views on VOD pathophysiology and proposed revisions to diagnostic and severity grading criteria, while providing guidance on practical issues related to the selection and use of novel treatments for VOD. Ultimately, the experts present a picture of modern VOD management in which diagnoses can be accurately and rapidly made and where a diversity of disease presentations (including in adult and pediatric patients) can be effectively treated.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe new evidence on VOD/SOS pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnostic criteria, and disease severity grading
  • Cite factors that may signal the development of multi-organ dysfunction in patients with VOD/SOS
  • Confirm a diagnosis of VOD/SOS throughout the clinical spectrum, including late-onset disease or disease presenting with or without organ dysfunction in adult and pediatric populations
  • Utilize effective, timely treatment for patients with confirmed VOD/SOS, including those exhibiting multi-organ dysfunction or failure

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of hematologist-oncologists, oncologists, BMT specialists, BMT nurse specialists, and other clinicians involved in the management of transplant recipients at risk for VOD.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: April 03, 2019 - April 02, 2020
Time to Complete: 60 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, The Medical College of Wisconsin has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director and Moderator

Mitchell S. Cairo, MD
Chief, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
Director, Children and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center
Medical and Scientific Director, WMC Cellular and Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Medical Director, WMC Hematotherapy Program
Associate Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology and Cell Biology & Anatomy
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
Westchester Medical Center (WMC)
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York

Mitchell S. Cairo, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Faculty

Kenneth R. Cooke, MD
Director, Pediatric BMT Program
Herman and Walter Samuelson Professor of Oncology and Pediatrics
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland

Kenneth R. Cooke, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advisory Board for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Other Financial or Material Support: speaker for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Hillard M. Lazarus, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Hillard M. Lazarus, MD, FACP, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Medical Director
Carmine DeLuca
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Carmine DeLuca has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by MCW for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Providership, Credit, and Support

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 The Medical College of Wisconsin and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin 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.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Providership


This CME activity is jointly provided by The Medical College of Wisconsin and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

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