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Course Director

Josep Tabernero, MD, PhD
Josep Tabernero, MD, PhD

Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (HUVH)
Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO)
Barcelona, Spain

Faculty

Geoffrey Ku
Geoffrey Ku, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Kohei Shitara
Kohei Shitara, MD

National Cancer Center Hospital East
Kashiwa, Japan

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

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Activity Description

In this new CME/MOC-accredited video activity, Josep Tabernero, MD, PhD; Geoffrey Ku, MD; and Kohei Shitara, MD, synthesize the latest data of emerging and available novel therapies and consider the future of gastric cancer care. These experts also examine best practices for testing biomarkers such as HER2, PD-L1, and MSI, and provide guidance on integrating scientific advances and novel therapeutics into sound, evidence-based management strategies to improve outcomes for patients with gastric cancer.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists and other clinicians involved in the management of gastric cancer.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Review the biologic rationale for targeting molecular signatures of gastric cancer, such as HER2 or PD-L1 overexpression
  • Examine expert and guideline-based biomarker testing recommendations in gastric cancer that can guide optimal treatment selection
  • Assess the latest safety and efficacy evidence of novel therapeutics for gastric cancer, such as checkpoint inhibitors, cytotoxic agents, and HER2-directed antibody-drug conjugates
  • Develop safe and effective validated or emerging therapeutic strategies for advanced gastric/GEJ cancers based on treatment history, patient preference, performance status, and biomarker status for patients who have progressed following first-line treatment

Providership, Credit, and Support


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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

ACCMEThis 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.

The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the American Medical Association (AMA). European physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ into European CME credit (ECMEC) should contact the UEMS (www.uems.eu).

MOC Statement

MOCSuccessful 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.

Faculty Disclosures

Chair
Josep Tabernero, MD, PhD
Head, Medical Oncology Department, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (HUVH)
Director, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO)
Barcelona, Spain

Josep Tabernero, MD, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Array Biopharma; AstraZeneca; Bayer; BeiGene; Biocartis; Boehringer Ingelheim; Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Foundation Medicine; Genentech, Inc., Genmab A/S; HalioDX SAS; Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.; Imugene Limited; Inflection Biosciences Limited; Ipsen; Kura Oncology; Lilly; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Menarini; Merck Serono; Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merus; Molecular Partners; Novartis; Peptomyc; Pfizer; Pharmacyclics; ProteoDesign SL; Rafael Pharmaceuticals; Roche Diagnostics; Sanofi; SeaGen; Seattle Genetics; Servier; Symphogen; Taiho; and VCN Biosciences.

Faculty
Geoffrey Ku, MD
Assistant Attending and Head, Esophagogastric Section
Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Geoffrey Ku, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Bristol Myers Squibb; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Arog Pharmaceuticals; AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Oncolys BioPharma Inc.; Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Zymeworks Inc. Research funding goes to institution.

Kohei Shitara, MD
Chief of Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology
National Cancer Center Hospital East
Kashiwa, Japan

Kohei Shitara, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AbbVie; Astellas Pharma Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd and The Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
Grant/Research Support from Astellas Pharma Inc.; Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Daiichi Sankyo; Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.; Lilly; Medi Science; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; and Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Research funding goes to institution.
Honoraria from AbbVie; Novartis; and Yakult Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd.

Planning Committee Disclosures

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:

Reid W. Merryman, MD
Shelley Chun, PharmD

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 credit. There are no prerequisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive MOC credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

About This CME/MOC Activity

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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.

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