Course Director

Brendon Stiles, MD
Brendon Stiles, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Description

In this activity, Brendon Stiles, MD, provides a brief recap of the latest advances in the use of immunotherapy as a component of multimodal lung cancer care in locally advanced and earlier stages of NSCLC. He highlights some of the newest data from clinical trials and shares his perspective on the promise and implications of the transition of immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy into curative intent settings of lung cancer.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of thoracic surgeons, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with lung cancer.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Characterize the mechanisms of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors and other novel cancer immunotherapies, and the rationale for using immunotherapy as a component of multimodal therapy in earlier stages of lung cancer
  • Discuss the current and evolving immunotherapy landscape and state of the science in lung cancer, including in locally advanced and earlier stages of NSCLC
  • Review key clinical trials assessing immunotherapies and immune-based combinations in stage III and earlier stages of lung cancer, and available data from such trials
  • Determine the best treatment approaches for patients with stage III or earlier stages of lung cancer as part of clinical practice or clinical trials based on the latest evidence, recommendations, patient needs and preferences, and effective multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination of care

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 through educational grants from AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, and Merck & Co., Inc.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points 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

Brendon Stiles, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Brendon Stiles, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb; Gala Therapeutics; Genentech; and Pfizer.
Stock Shareholder in Pfizer (spouse).
Other Financial or Material Support in the form of speaking fee for Ribon Therapeutics. Board Chair for Lung Cancer Research Foundation.

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:

Janice Trainor-Tellier, MSN, RN
Shaina Rozell, MD, MPH

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.


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 If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at

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.

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