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Faculty

Ruth M. O'Regan
Ruth M. O'Regan, MD

Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care
Endowed Professor of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

Hope S. Rugo
Hope S. Rugo, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials Education
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Jointly Provided By

Activity Details

Credit Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Credit Amount: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Release Date: August 25, 2016
Expiration Date: August 25, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hours
Registration Required: No
Fee for Activity: There is no fee for this educational activity.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Utilize the updated ASCO/CAP 2013 guidelines to improve detection and classification of HER2 status.
  2. Apply current efficacy and safety data to select targeted treatments that improve outcomes for patients with HER2-positive BCa.
  3. Apply current guideline-recommended neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatments and appropriate treatment sequencing strategies for patients with HER2-positive BCa.
  4. Effectively engage patients with HER2-positive BCa in their healthcare by implementing effective shared decision-making strategies.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, oncology nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) who manage patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Media

Internet

Conflict of Interest Policy / Disclosure Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

  • Ruth M. O’Regan, MD, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Hope S. Rugo, MD, has affiliations with Genomic health (Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents); GSK, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, Lilly, Pfizer, Eisai, Merck, OBI, Macrogenics, Plexxikon (Research).

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

  • Jacqui Brooks, MBBCh, MRCPsych, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Scott Korber, MBA, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Nora Hartley has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

The following PIM planners and managers, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are entitled to receive up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity evaluation.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Genentech.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion 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.

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