Navigating New Options to Improve Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma
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Release Date: February 6, 2018
Expiration Date: February 6, 2019
As new combinations and classes of agents emerge for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), community-based treatment teams require clarity on the optimal integration of recently approved and emerging agents into the relapsed/refractory landscape for MM. While high-dose chemotherapy is not appropriate for all patients, multiple options have emerged that demonstrate a clinical benefit and require proper integration into the treatment paradigm. In addition, clinicians must meet requirements for reimbursement and demonstrate evidence-based, guideline-adherent quality care.
The primary audiences for this activity are:
- Community-based oncologists and hematologists; drivers of evidence-based practice changes, treatments, and care planning across multiple tumor types
- Oncology nurses, advanced practice nurse (APNs), registered nurses (RNs), and nurse practitioners (NPs); primary point persons for patient management and education
- Oncology, health-system, and managed-care pharmacists; responsible for dispensing cancer therapies, ensuring appropriate use, and including new agents on Formularies
- Oncology treatment-team members involved in managing patients with cancer and providing supportive services (e.g. financial advocates, nutrition plans, psychological assessment, genetic counseling, and navigation)
Roger K. Strair, MD, PhD
Chief of the Division of Blood Disorders, Hematologic Malignancies, and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Professor of Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Roger K. Strair, MD, PhD is the Chief of the Division of Blood Disorders, Hematologic Malignancies, and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Strair graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his hematology/oncology internship, residency, and fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital. Dr. Strair held a faculty position at Yale and then joined what is now the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in 1993 as a Founding Member.
Dr. Strair is an expert in hematologic malignancies and related diseases and works closely with colleagues across all disciplines at the Cancer Institute, other national and international institutions, and in the community to develop new treatments designed to improve the care of patients with acute or chronic leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma, myelodysplasia, or other blood/immune-related diseases. Dr. Strair is the author or co-author of more than 55 peer-reviewed publications and works as part of a basic, translational, and clinical research team that has successfully developed a variety of new investigator-initiated treatment approaches being studied in clinical trials at the Cancer Institute.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Incorporate treatment pathways and quality measures to ensure patients receive guideline-consistent care
- Evaluate the sequential and combination administration of chemotherapy and targeted agents to optimize survival in patients with multiple myeloma
- Assess the safety and efficacy of currently approved and emerging agents for primary and subsequent management of multiple myeloma with attention to cost/benefit and toxicity considerations
- Employ resources to increase patient access and engagement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe Oncology. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
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Total number of CE credits made available at this conference is 1.25 hours (0.125 CEUs).
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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the Potomac Center for Medical Education, and Rockpointe Oncology. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.
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The faculty and steering committee reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:
Roger K. Strair, MD, PhD: Consultant/Indepent Contractor: Actinobac Biomed
Non-faculty content contributors and/or reviewers reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:
Chad Williamson, MS, MBA, CMPP; Shawna Graves, PhD; Blair St. Amand; Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, MSN, MBA; Trace Hutchinson, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP; Jan Shultz, MSN, FACEHP, RN, CHCP; Lindsay Scott, PT, DPT, ATC: Nothing to disclose
Gary I. Cohen, MD: Speaker’s Bureau: Genzyme, NantHealth; Shareholder: Celgene
Alex Ganetsky, PharmD: Honoraria/Advisory Board: Jazz; Speaker’s Bureau: Amgen, Incyte
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Instructions for Participants and Obtaining CME/CE Credit
There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must take the pre-test, view this CME/CE activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 66% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is 1.25 hours. To receive their certificates, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participant is allowed to take the post-test multiple times.
Jointly provided by Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Rockpointe Oncology
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca, Genentech, Lilly, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.