Personalizing Treatment Options Across the Continuum of MDS and sAML

Estimated Time
1.0 hr

Release Date
Sep 28, 2022

Expiration Date
Sep 27, 2023

The number of approved drugs for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is limited, and not all agents have been shown to be highly efficacious and to improve survival. However, the oncology community witnessed an explosion of new agents and investigational approaches in 2020 that has persisted until today.

In this virtual symposium hear expert insights regarding the role of cytogenetic abnormalities, new prognostic models, and other patient- and disease-related factors in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning for individuals with MDS. Faculty will also assess the clinical implications of recent and emerging safety and efficacy data for novel agents and combinations and provide strategies for effective communication with patients, including those in special populations and those of diverse backgrounds, to manage symptoms and enhance quality of life.

This virtual Satellite Symposium was derived from the Society of Hematologic Oncology 2022 Annual Meeting.

Speakers

Accreditation and Disclosure Information

Target Audience
This educational activity is directed toward hematologic oncology clinicians, nurses, and pharmacists who provide care for individuals with MDS/sAML.

Educational Objectives
After completing this CE activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Evaluate the role of cytogenetic abnormalities, new prognostic models, and other patient- and disease-related factors in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning

  • Assess the clinical implications of recent and emerging safety and efficacy data for novel agents and combinations

  • Communicate effectively with patients, including those in special populations and those of diverse backgrounds, to manage symptoms and enhance quality of life (QoL)

Agenda

  • The evolving role of cytogenetic abnormalities, new prognostic models, and other patient-and disease related factors in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning

  • Clinical implications of recent emerging efficacy and safety data for novel agents and combinations

  • Case studies: communication effectively with special populations and patients of diverse backgrounds to manage symptoms and improve quality of love; encouraging participation in clinical trials

Accreditation, Support and Credit
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Learning Institute, Inc., and Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation.  Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physician Continuing Medical Education
Medical Learning Institute, Inc. (MLI) 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.

EACCME® Credit
The European Union of Medical Specialists-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS-EACCME®) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the American Medical Association (AMA). European physicians interested in converting 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ into European CME credit (ECMEC®) should contact the UEMS (www.uems.eu).

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
Successful completion of this nursing continuing professional development activity will be awarded 1.0 contact hour and no contact hour in the area of pharmacology.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number: JA0007322-9999-22-106-H01-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge

Support Statement
Supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. 

Disclosure & Conflict of Interest Policy
Medical Learning Institute, Inc., and Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation are committed to providing high quality continuing education to healthcare professionals, as individuals and teams, with a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from ineligible companies that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education.  To that end, MLI requires faculty, presenters, planners, staff, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this CE activity to disclose all financial relationships they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME, as related to the content of this CE activity, regardless of the amount or their view of the relevance to the education. All identified COI will be thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to MLI policy. These disclosures will be provided to learners prior to the start of the CE activity.

Faculty Disclosures
Planner/Presenter
Rami S. Komrokji, MD

Senior Member, Vice Chair, Department of Hematologic Malignancies, H. Moffit Cancer Center & Research Institute

Rami S. Komrokji, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board/Consultant for: Abbvie, CTI BioPharma, Jaxz, Pharma Essentia, Servier, BMS/Celgence, Novartis, and Taiho
Speakers' Bureau for: Abbvie, CTI BioPharma, Jaxz, Pharma Essentia, and Servier
Research Grant for: BMS/Celgence
Independent Contractor for: Geron

Planner/Presenter
Robert Hasserjian, MD
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Robert Hasserjian, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board/Consultant for: Bluebird, Inc.

Planner/Presenter
Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD
Chief, Section of MDS, Department of Leukemia, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

All of the relevant financial relationships of individuals for this activity have been mitigated.

Planning Committee and Content/Peer Reviewers
The planners and content/peer reviewers from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, the joint provider, do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.

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 CE activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the CE activity are those of the presenters 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 CE 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 CE 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 CE activity. In order to receive credit, learners must participate in the entire CE activity, complete the post-test and activity evaluation form and your certificate of credit will be generated. A passing score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain credit.  You will receive your certificate from Medical Learning Institute, Inc.  

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

For Pharmacists, MLI will accept your completed evaluation form for up to 30 days post-activity and will report your participation to the NABP only if you provide your NABP e-Profile number and DOB (MM/DD). Within 6 weeks, you can view your participation record at the NABP website: https://nabp.pharmacy/.

If you have questions regarding your certificate, please contact Mary Vu via email at mvu@mlieducation.org.

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