Key Studies in Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: CCO Independent Conference Highlights of the 2020 Virtual ASH Annual Meeting
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December 5-8, 2020; Online at https://www.hematology.org/meetings/annual-meeting
Review expert perspectives on the most clinically relevant data on myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms presented at the 2020 ASH annual meeting.
Amy E. DeZern, MD, MHS
Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD
Physicians: maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: February 16, 2021 Expiration: February 15, 2022

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 myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Discuss new data on novel agents and therapeutic approaches for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Consider how new trial findings might affect treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms in the future

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Faculty

Amy E. DeZern, MD, MHS

Associate Professor
Oncology and Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Amy E. DeZern, MD, MHS, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from Astex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead and Novartis.
Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD

Professor
Division of Cancer Medicine
Department of Leukemia
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD, has disclosed that he has received funds for research support from AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Blueprint, Celgene, CTI BioPharma, Galecto, Genentech, Incyte, Ital Pharma, Kartos, Novartis, Prelude, Protagonist, Promedior, Sierra Oncology, and Telios and consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Constellation, Disc Medicine, Incyte, Novartis, Pharma Essentia, Protagonist, and Sierra Oncology.

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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 providers who care for patients with malignant or nonmalignant hematologic disorders.

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 malignant or nonmalignant hematologic disorders.

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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 February 16, 2021, through February 15, 2022:

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