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Course Director

Luciano J. Costa, MD, PhD
Luciano J. Costa, MD, PhD

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama

Accredited by

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2019-Mar-13
Expiration Date:2020-Mar-12
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in multiple myeloma discusses newer safety and efficacy data surrounding novel and emerging therapeutic drug classes for multiple myeloma, including agents directed against intracellular targets and immune-based treatment. The activity will also include expert insights on how to develop effective, individualized treatment strategies with novel components that are informed by clinical findings and how to manage treatment-related adverse effects associated with emerging agent classes.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Cite updated data about the efficacy and safety of novel agent classes and next-generation therapeutics in multiple myeloma, including proteasome inhibitors, IMiDs, novel antibodies, immunotherapies, and epigenetic agents, among others
  • Develop customized therapy for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, including elderly patients, individuals eligible or ineligible for stem-cell transplant, and those requiring maintenance therapy post-transplant
  • Select regimens adapted to the needs of patients with previously treated multiple myeloma, including those with early relapse or relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma
  • Manage treatment-related adverse events in patients with multiple myeloma receiving therapy with novel or next-generation agent classes

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, clinical scientists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma.

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: March 13, 2019 - March 12, 2020
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

As a provider accredited by ACCME, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which presenters 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.

The following indicates the disclosure declaration information and the nature of those commercial relationships.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education.

Course Director

Luciano J. Costa, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama

Luciano J. Costa, MD, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from AbbVie Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Celgene Corporation; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with AbbVie Inc.; Amgen Inc.; and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.
Consultant and/or Advisory for AbbVie Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Celgene Corporation; and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.

Medical Directors

Carmine DeLuca
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

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

Aarati Ranganathan, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Aarati Ranganathan, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Staff of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education having nothing to disclose

Credit

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Providership


This CME activity is jointly provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie.

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.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

About This CME Activity

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