Expert Analysis: CCO Independent Conference Highlights of the 2022 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (GICS)
  • CME

January 20-22, 2022; San Francisco, California
Review expert perspectives and insights on the most clinically relevant data for gastric, rectal, liver, hepatobiliary tract, and pancreas cancers presented at the 2022 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium and the recent ASCO Plenary Series.
Manish A. Shah, MD
Rachna Shroff, MD
Physicians: maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: April 20, 2022 Expiration: April 19, 2023

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Apply recently presented data to clinical practice to expand treatment options and improve outcomes for patients with early-stage and metastatic gastrointestinal cancers
  • Identify subpopulations of patients with gastrointestinal cancers most likely to benefit from a specific treatment plan based on prognostic or predictive markers
  • Discuss new data on novel agents and therapeutic approaches for patients with gastrointestinal cancers
  • Consider how new trial findings might affect treatment of gastrointestinal cancers in the future

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Information on this Educational Activity

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Faculty

Manish A. Shah, MD

Bartlett Family Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Chief,
Solid Tumor Services
Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Co-Director, Center for Advanced Digestive Care
Weill Cornell Medical College
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Manish A. Shah, MD, has disclosed that he has received funds for research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck.
Rachna Shroff, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Chief
, Section of GI Medical Oncology
Director, UACC Clinical Trials Office
The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Tucson, Arizona

Rachna Shroff, MD, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, CAMI, Clovis, Genentech, Incyte, Merck, QED Therapeutics, Servier, Taiho, and Zymeworks and funds for research support from Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exelixis, IMV, Loxo, Merck, Novocure, NuCana, Pieris, QED Therapeutics, Rafael, Seagen, and Taiho.

Staff

Jerfiz Constanzo, PhD, MBA
Scientific Director
Jerfiz Constanzo, PhD, MBA, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Shara Pantry, PhD

Associate Scientific Director

Shara Pantry, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Timothy A. Quill, PhD

Associate Director, Scientific Services

Timothy A. Quill, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
June Wasserstrom

Director, CME Program Development

June Wasserstrom has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Jim Mortimer

Senior Director, Oncology Programs and Partnership Development

Jim Mortimer had individual publicly traded stocks/stock options in AstraZeneca.
Kevin Obholz, PhD

Senior Director, Educational Strategy

Kevin Obholz, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

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.

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 and/or 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 professionals who care for patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve learners’ understanding of how to optimally apply recent practice-changing findings in the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Accreditation

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Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO 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.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from April 20, 2022, through April 19, 2023:

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 65% 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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