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Course Director

Richard S. Finn, MD
Richard S. Finn, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Faculty

Amit Singal
Amit Singal, MD, MS

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Andrew X. Zhu
Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, FACP

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Description

In this activity, experts in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) discuss how to effectively care for patients with HCC using multidisciplinary strategies in the context of an expanded and novel treatment arsenal. The faculty discusses pivotal clinical evidence of approved targeted and immune checkpoint inhibitor agents and how to effectively select and integrate therapies into individualized treatment plans for patients with HCC.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of medical oncologists, hepatologists, interventional radiologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, pathologists, gastroenterologists, advanced practice clinicians, and nurses involved in the care of patients with HCC.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Appraise pivotal safety and efficacy data on approved targeted and immune checkpoint therapies for advanced HCC
  • Describe the significance of emerging data that continue to evolve the standards of care for patients with HCC, including biomarker-driven therapies, combination strategies using immunotherapy and targeted therapies, and novel therapeutic approaches for locoregional disease
  • Manage anticipated adverse events associated with targeted therapy and immunotherapy for patients with advanced HCC
  • Select optimal therapeutic options, including consideration of clinical trials, in the first and second lines of treatment for patients with advanced HCC
  • Incorporate multidisciplinary care approaches for the management of challenging patients with HCC, including those with locoregional disease who are candidates for early transition to systemic therapy or those with Child–Pugh B status, among others

Providership, Credit, and Support

This CME/MOC/CNE activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This educational activity is supported by medical education grants from Eisai Inc., Exelixis, Inc., Genentech, Lilly, and Merck & Co., Inc.
For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

Physician Continuing Medical Education


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

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. 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.

MOC Statement

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Blinded individual or aggregated participant data may be shared with the funder of the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity will be awarded 1.0 contact hour(s).

Faculty Disclosures

Chair
Richard S. Finn, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Richard S. Finn, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca; Bayer Corporation; Bristol-Myers Squibb; C stone; Eisai Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; F. Hoffmann-La Roche/Genentech, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Pfizer Inc.

Faculty
Amit Singal, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of the Liver Tumor Program
Clinical Chief of Hepatology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Amit Singal, MD, MS, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Bayer Corporation; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Eisai Inc.; Exact Sciences; Exelixis, Inc.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche; Genentech, Inc.; Glycotest; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Wako Diagnostics.
Other financial interest/relationship Target PharmaSolutions, Inc. for Steering Committee.

Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, FACP
Attending Oncologist
Director Emeritus, Liver Cancer Research
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, FACP, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Bayer Corporation; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Eisai Inc.; Exelixis, Inc.; Lilly; and Merck & Co., Inc.

Planning Committee Disclosures

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Lead Nurse Planner, MLI, has nothing to disclose.

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PeerView Institute for Medical Education, the joint provider, do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this accredited activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Content/Peer Reviewer Disclosures

The following Content/Peer Reviewers have nothing to disclose:

William J. Wong, MD
Stacy L. Sims, MSN, RN, CMCN

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions 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.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this accredited activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you upon completion. You will receive your certificate from email@email.peerviewpress.com. If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at info@PeerView.com.

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain MOC/CNE credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive MOC/CNE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

About This CME/MOC/CNE Activity

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