Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Other B-Cell Malignancies

December 7-10, 2013; New Orleans, Louisiana
Ian W. Flinn, MD, PhD, and Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, provide expert perspective on key recent clinical trials data in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other B-cell malignancies presented at the 2013 Hematology meeting.
Ian W. Flinn, MD, PhD
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA
Physicians: maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: February 25, 2014 Expiration: February 24, 2015

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Interpret new data on novel agents and therapeutic approaches with potential importance in the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Integrate new agents and treatment strategies into the clinical management of patients with hematologic malignancies and disorders
  • Discuss with patients clinical trials of novel agents for chronic lymphocytic leukemia for which they may be eligible

Acknowledgements

Jointly sponsored by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC
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Educational grant provided by:
Celgene Corporation
Genentech BioOncology
Gilead Sciences
Takeda Oncology
Novartis Oncology
Seattle Genetics

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:

Faculty

Ian W. Flinn, MD, PhD

Director, Lymphoma Research Program
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Nashville, Tennessee

Ian W. Flinn, MD, PhD, has disclosed that he has received funds for research support from Celgene, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Infinity, Janssen, Novartis, Pharmacyclics, and Teva.

Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA

Chief, Division of Oncology and Hematology
Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, has disclosed that she has received funds for research support from Allos, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Incyte, Janssen, Millennium, Onyx, Pharmacyclics, sanofi-aventis, and US Biotest.

Staff

Andrew D. Bowser, ELS, CCMEP

Editorial Director, Hematology/Oncology

Andrew D. Bowser, ELS, CCMEP, has no significant financial relationships to disclose.
Davecia Cameron, MS

Managing Editor, Hematology/Oncology

Davecia R. Cameron, MS, has no significant financial relationships to disclose.
Jim Mortimer

Senior Director, Oncology Programs and Partnership Development

Jim Mortimer has no significant financial relationships to disclose.
Jill Sakai, PhD

Editorial Contributor

Jill Sakai, PhD, has no significant financial relationships to disclose.

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, Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC; Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP; and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP, and Eric D. Peterson, EdM, FACEHP 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.

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 hematologists/oncologists and other healthcare professionals who provide care for patients with hematologic malignancies and disorders.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to enable participants to apply the latest insights and clinical advances for the optimal management of patients with hematologic malignancies and disorders.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship 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 1.25 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 1.25 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from February 25, 2014, through February 24, 2015:

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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