Practical Guidance on Optimizing CLL Care in the Era of Molecular Therapies
  • CME
  • CE

Jeff P. Sharman, MD; Nichole Fisher, RN, BSN; and Emily Bucholtz, RPh, review patient cases and supporting clinical data to provide guidance on optimizing care for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Emily Bucholtz Headshot
Emily Bucholtz, RPh
Nichole Fisher Headshot
Nichole Fisher, RN, BSN
Jeff P. Sharman, MD
Physicians: maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Registered Nurses: 1.0 Nursing contact hour
Pharmacists: 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)
Released: July 17, 2019 Expiration: July 16, 2020

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Consider efficacy and safety evidence as well as patient characteristics and preferences to individualize therapeutic strategies for newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Choose optimal treatment for relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia based on the available clinical data and expert recommendations
  • Plan treatment strategies that sequence targeted agents to optimize patient outcomes and quality of life
  • Evaluate promising investigational agents and novel combination regimens in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including efficacy, unique toxicities, and other practical management considerations
  • Manage adverse events associated with treatment approaches for chronic lymphocytic leukemia to ensure treatment compliance as well as improved clinical outcomes and quality of life

Acknowledgements

Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC

Clinical Care Options, LLC
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 300
Reston, VA

Sophia Kelley
(203)-316-2125
skelley@clinicaloptions.com
www.clinicaloptions.com

Produced in collaboration with
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Supported by educational grants from
AbbVie
AstraZeneca
Pharmacyclics LLC, An AbbVie Company
Verastem Oncology

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 any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved 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 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/CE activity:

Faculty

Jeff P. Sharman, MD

Medical Director
Hematology Research
US Oncology Research
Eugene, Oregon

Jeff P. Sharman, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Acerta, AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Pharmacyclics, and Sunesis.
Nichole Fisher, RN, BSN

Clinical Research Coordinator
Registered Nurse

Research, Oncology/Hematology
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute
Eugene, Oregon

Nichole Fisher, RN, BSN, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Emily Bucholtz, RPh

Pharmacist
Willamette Valley Cancer Institution
Eugene, Oregon

Emily Bucholtz, RPh, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Staff

Bing-e Xu, PhD

Scientific Director

Bing-E Xu, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Joy Curzio

Editorial Contributor

Joy Curzio has disclosed that her spouse/partner has ownership interest in Advaxis, Editas, and Oncosec.
Timothy A. Quill, PhD

Associate Director, Scientific Services

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

Senior Director, Educational Strategy

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

Director, Program Development and Educational Impact

Jason J. Everly, PharmD, BCOP, CHCP, 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 has disclosed that his spouse/partner has received salary from AstraZeneca and has ownership interest in AstraZeneca.
Tina B. Stacy, PharmD, FACEHP, BCOP, CHCP

Executive Vice President, Educational Strategy
General Manager, Oncology

Tina Stacy, PharmD, FACEHP, BCOP, CHCP, 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, oncology nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with CLL and also patients with CLL.

Goal

The goal of this activity 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 chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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

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.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-19-036-H01-P)

Type of Activity: Application

Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 65% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

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 July 17, 2019, through July 16, 2020:

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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