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Course Director

Ilene Ceil Weitz, MD
Ilene Ceil Weitz, MD

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology
Norris Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, USA

Faculty

Peter Hillmen
Peter Hillmen, MB ChB, PhD

University of Leeds
St. James's University Hospital
Leeds, United Kingdom

Regis Peffault de Latour
Regis Peffault de Latour, MD, PhD

Paris Diderot University
Saint-Louis Hospital
Paris, France

Accredited by

Oakstone Publishing, LLC

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Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.75 Credits
Release Date:2018-Feb-06
Expiration Date:2019-Feb-05
Estimated Time for Completion:45 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Funding Disclosure

This activity is supported by an educational funding from Alexion Pharma GmbH.

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) provide an overview of the pathogenesis of PNH and its clinical consequences; describe the challenges of early diagnosis in PNH; discuss which patients are at high-risk for PNH; review the guidelines for diagnosis and strategies for ongoing monitoring; and provide case studies illustrating effective diagnostic procedures.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the pathogenesis and clinical consequences of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • Identify the signs and symptoms that indicate risk of development of PNH
  • Apply standard screening procedures to confirm a diagnosis of PNH in high-risk patients

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists, hematologist-oncologists, internal medicine specialists, and other clinicians involved in PNH.

Faculty Disclosure Statement / Conflict of Interest Policy

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, medical reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Course Director

Ilene Ceil Weitz, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology
Norris Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, USA

Ilene Ceil Weitz, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Honorarium from Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Advisory Board for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Faculty

Peter Hillmen, MB ChB, PhD
Professor, University of Leeds
Consultant Haematologist
St. James's University Hospital
Leeds, United Kingdom

Peter Hillmen, MB ChB, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Apellis Pharmaceuticals; and Ra Pharma, Inc.
Honoraria from Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Apellis Pharmaceuticals; and Ra Pharma, Inc.
Advisory Board for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Apellis Pharmaceuticals; and Ra Pharma, Inc.

Régis Peffault de Latour, MD, PhD
Professor of Hematology, Paris Diderot University
French Reference Centre for Aplastic Anaemia, BMT Unit
French Organization for Rare Hematological and Immunological Disorders
Saint-Louis Hospital
Paris, France

Régis Peffault de Latour, MD, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Novartis International AG; and Pfizer Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Amgen Inc.
Honoraria from Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Novartis International AG; and Pfizer Inc.
Advisory Board for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

PeerVoice Medical Director

Kathy D. Day has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclosure of Unlabelled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labelled for use in certain jurisdictions. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabelled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our materials. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in our materials.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Accreditation

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 Oakstone Publishing, LLC and PeerVoice. Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 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).

This CME activity is jointly provided by Oakstone Publishing, LLC and PeerVoice.

Requirements for Successful Completion

To receive credit, participants must complete the activity, the post-test, and the evaluation form prior to the expiration date noted below. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form. Consult your professional licensing board for information about your eligibility to claim credit for participation in this educational activity. A minimum performance level of 70% is needed.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: February 6, 2018-February 5, 2019
Time to Complete: 45 minutes

Disclaimer

The participants of this educational activity 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 patients' conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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 PeerVoice or any of its supporters.


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