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Changing Treatment Paradigms with Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy in Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Head & Neck Cancer—Module 1

Changing Treatment Paradigms with Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy in Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Head & Neck Cancer—Module 1

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

1.75 hours

Released

November 7, 2018

Expires

November 7, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.75 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.75 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by CancerNet, LLC, and Amedco

Commercial Supporter

Supported by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Program Description

This webcast is intended to improve care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer and head & neck cancer by accelerating adoption of new guidelines and evidence-based practice change. In-depth discussion of novel agents at various stages of clinical development will be given significant focus. This Internet CME activity is designed to provide clinical decision-making strategies for integration of novel therapeutic options.

Intended Audience

This webcast is designed to meet the educational needs of hematologists/oncologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists and fellows in training involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer and head & neck cancer.

Educational Objectives

As a result of participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Select NSCLC patients based on new molecular profiling for personalized therapies
  • Outline the clinical data on the use of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and EGFR-T790M–inhibitors in the treatment of NSCLC
  • Identify strategies to overcome secondary or acquired resistance to EGFR-positive and EGFR-T790M–positive NSCLC

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Amedco to ensure activity content is balanced, independent, objective and based on scientific best-evidence. All persons in a position to control content (i.e., course director, planning committee member and speaker) were required to disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial entity relative to the content of his/her presentation.

Faculty

John V. Heymach, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Dr. Heymach discloses the following:
Advisory Board: BrightPath Biotherapeutics, and Hengrui Therapeutics
Consultant: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, and Foundation Medicine

Don L. Gibbons, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Depts. of Thoracic, Head/Neck Medical Oncology & Molecular and Cellular Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Dr. Gibbons discloses the following:
Advisory Board: Sanofi and Janssen Research and Development
Research Support: AstraZeneca and Janssen Research and Development

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

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/CE webcast:

John V. Heymach, MD, PhD, listed his disclosures under the Faculty heading above.

Kamatham A. Naidu, PhD (CancerNet, LLC), has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Brian Waggoner (CancerNet, LLC), has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Sheryl Morgan (Amedco), has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Credit

1.75

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and CancerNet LLC. Amedco LLC 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.

Designation Statement

Amedco designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.75

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and CancerNet LLC. Amedco LLC 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.

Designation Statement

This course provides a maximum of 1.75 contact hours. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

It is the policy of the Amedco to inform each speaker of his/her responsibility to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved) and of any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion.

Each speaker reported he/she will notify the audience if/when discussion includes off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved) information or limited use references within the content of his/her presentation.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this educational initiative is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Non-Endorsement of Products

Amedco does not imply either real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this educational activity.

Instructions

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this webcast. During the period November 7, 2018 through November 7, 2019, participants must read all the material and study the educational webcast.

This webcast includes text, graphics, and may include multimedia features.

To obtain credit, a score of 80% or better on the post-test is required. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact the CME/CE Provider at certificate@amedcoemail.com.

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Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
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