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Course Director

Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD

Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / CE
Credit Amount:1.0 Credits
Release Date:2017-Nov-27
Expiration Date:2018-Nov-26
Estimated Time for Completion:60 mintues
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert lung cancer faculty discusses the latest evidence and recommendations for navigating the complex treatment landscape of advanced/metastatic, EGFR-mutant NSCLC in newly diagnosed and previously treated patients, including those with brain or leptomeningeal metastases, and provides guidance on individualized clinical decisions regarding choice of EGFR TKI therapy throughout the disease continuum.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the latest evidence and recommendations for use of tissue- and blood-based biomarker testing for evaluation of EGFR mutation status in different settings throughout the continuum of advanced/metastatic NSCLC
  • Assess data from clinical trials evaluating standard and novel EGFR TKIs and combinations in the first-line treatment of advanced EGFR-mutant NSCLC
  • Analyze data from clinical trials evaluating approved and investigational therapies and combinations for management of NSCLC with acquired resistance to initial EGFR TKIs
  • Describe the latest practice guidelines and/or expert recommendations for optimal management of EGFR-mutant NSCLC throughout the continuum of advanced/metastatic disease
  • Develop individualized, genotype-directed, evidence-based treatment plans for patients with NSCLC exhibiting EGFR mutations throughout the continuum of advanced disease, taking into account all the relevant tumor, treatment, and patient-related factors as well as patient needs and preferences

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, pathologists, advanced practice clinicians, and other clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with NSCLC.

Nursing Education Purpose Statement

The purpose of this activity is to improve knowledge and competence of nurses concerning the treatment of NSCLC.

Requirements for Successful Completion

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

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: November 27, 2017 - November 26, 2018
Time to Complete: 60 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME/CE activity during the past 12 months.

Course Director

Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD
Roberto C. Goizueta Chair for Cancer Research
Assistant Dean for Cancer Research
Deputy Director, Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board for Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Celgene Corporation; Genentech; Lilly; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: EGFR-targeted therapies.

CME Reviewer

Amer Assal, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
New York, New York

Amer Assal, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Nurse Reviewer

Pamela Ash, RN, MSN, CBCN
Supportive Care Nurse Clinician
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Clinic
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

Pamela Ash, RN, MSN, CBCN, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Kadrin Wilfong, MD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kadrin Wilfong, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit & Support

Physicians

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.

Nurses

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15106, for 1.0 contact hour.

Providership

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

Support

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

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.

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