In this online CME self-learning program:
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematologic malignancy of the lymphocytes, and while the true cause is unknown, associated factors are thought to include: radiation, genetics, viral infections, and the human immunodeficiency virus. Myeloma is most common of the hematologic malignancies after non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with an incidence of a little over 32,000 and an annual mortality rate of just under 13,000. The peak incidence age of MM is at about 70 years of age, and the disease occurs twice as commonly in African Americans as it does in whites. Goals of care in MM are prolonging survival rates and improving quality of life, and treatment begins with induction and post-induction therapy, followed by hematopoietic stem cell transplant or maintenance therapy in patients ineligible for transplant. Relapse is indicated by any number of clinical signs, including hypercalcemia, renal insufficiency, anemia, new bone lesions or paraproteinemia.
This activity has been designed to update HCPs' knowledge around the current state of care in MM and improve their competence and performance in treating it.
The following healthcare professionals: Hematologists and oncologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who practice in oncology; and any other healthcare professional with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with RRMM.
This program is supported by educational grants from Sanofi.
Learners may participate in this activity free of charge.
Release Date: May 27, 2021 -- Expiration Date: May 27, 2022
Faculty: Monique Hartley-Brown, MD
Faculty introduction, disclosures
Introduction content [Learning Objective #1]
Updates in treatment in patients with RRMM
· Evaluation of treatment response and surveillance
· RRMM goals of therapy
· Patient and disease-related factors driving therapeutic decision-making for RRMM [Learning Objective #1]
· Present and emerging pharmacotherapy and update in clinical trial evidence [Learning Objectives #2 & 3]
· First relapse
· Multiple relapse
· Treatment-emergent adverse effects and their management [Learning Objectives #2 & 3]
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Credit Designation: ScientiaCME designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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ScientiaCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. ACPE # 0574-0000-21-015-H01-P. This is a Knowledge (K)-type activity.
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Faculty Disclosure: Monique A. Hartley-Brown, MD, MMSc., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra University, has received financial compensation for consulting work from with Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, KaryoPharm, Guidepoint and Janssen.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, CEO of ScientiaCME, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by educational grants from Sanofi.
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