Getting Clear Answers to Complex Treatment Challenges in Multiple Myeloma

In this on-demand Webcast of a live symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, expert faculty review optimal care for patients with myeloma, including diagnosis and current and emerging treatment approaches.
Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Program Director
Philippe Moreau, MD
Bruno Paiva, PhD
S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD
Jesús F. San-Miguel, MD, PhD
Physicians: maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: April 30, 2018 Expiration: April 29, 2019

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Initiate treatment for appropriate patients based on current diagnosis and staging criteria for monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, smoldering MM, and active MM
  • Create individualized treatment strategies for patients with MM through consideration of the available clinical data as well as risk assessment, comorbidities, age/fitness, and patient preferences
  • Integrate the newly approved monoclonal antibodies into existing treatment strategies for patients with MM
  • Plan appropriate treatment strategies using the new-generation proteasome inhibitors for individual patients with MM
  • Consider efficacy and safety evidence of immunomodulatory agents in combination with novel agents to individualize therapeutic strategies for patients with MM
  • Identify ongoing trials of investigational approaches in the treatment of MM to aid referral of patients for study participation

Acknowledgements

Jointly provided by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC
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Educational grant provided by:
Amgen
Celgene Corporation
Janssen Therapeutics
Karyopharm Therapeutics
Takeda Oncology
The Binding Site

Information on this Educational Activity

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Annenberg Center assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center 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:

Program Director

Brian G.M. Durie, MD

Medical Director, AMyC
Co-Chair Myeloma Committee, SWOG
Chairman, International Myeloma Foundation
Specialist in Multiple Myeloma and Related Disorders
Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California

Brian G.M. Durie, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, Onyx, and Takeda.

Faculty

Philippe Moreau, MD

Professor of Clinical Hematology
Head,
Hematology Department
University Hospital Hôtel-Dieu
Nantes, France

Philippe Moreau, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen, Novartis, and Takeda.
Bruno Paiva, PhD

Department of Hematology and Immunology
Flow Cytometry Core - CIMA LAB Diagnostics
University of Navarra
Pamplona, Spain

Bruno Paiva, PhD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Celgene, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, and Takeda; funds for research support from Celgene, EngMab, and sanofi-aventis; and fees for non-CME/CE services received directly from a commercial interest or their agents (eg, speaker bureaus) from Amgen, Celgene, Janssen, and Takeda.
S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD

Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Jesús F. San-Miguel, MD, PhD

Director of Clinical and Translational Medicine
Universidad de Navarra
Pamplona, Spain

Jesús F. San-Miguel, MD, PhD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen, MSD, Novartis, Roche, Takeda, and Sanofi-Aventis.

Staff

Terrence Fagan

Associate Scientific Director

Terrence Fagan has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Gordon Kelley

Senior Clinical Editor

Gordon Kelley has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Kevin Obholz, PhD

Editorial Director, Hematology/Oncology

Kevin Obholz, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Kristen Rosenthal, PhD

Senior Scientific Director

Kristen Rosenthal, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

The planners and managers 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:

The following planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, 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.

Charles E. Willis, MBA, Director of Continuing Education, Amanda Sewell, MBA, Manager of Continuing Education, and Alma Perez, Accreditation Specialist from the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

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 Annenberg Center, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters 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 Annenberg Center, PIM, Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters. 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 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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians and other healthcare providers who care for patients with multiple myeloma.

Goal

The goal of this educational initiative is to improve participants’ competence in and performance at applying practice-changing clinical data and expert recommendations to optimize the care of their patients with multiple myeloma.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 2.5 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from April 30, 2018, through April 29, 2019:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 70% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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