Advancing Quality Healthcare Metrics Through the Personalization of Treatment for the Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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The cost for this online activity is $15. This presentation was recorded LIVE on September 1, 2016 and is approximately 50 minutes. 

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Target Audience

Health professionals.

Purpose

This case-based activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). 

Objectives

  • Review disease-risk stratification and the use of a prognostic nomogram for estimating time to treatment.
  • Examine the first-line management of patients with CLL to maximize adherence while minimizing associated adverse events. 
  • Discuss the current treatment options for patients with relapsed/refractory CLL and associated limitations.
  • Explain the late-stage, clinical trial data for emerging therapies in relapsed/refractory CLL.

Speaker

Ryan W. Jacobs, MD
Department of Hematology, Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas Health Care System, Charlotte, NC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Specialties

  • Hematology - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Fellowship - MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Board Certification  

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

During the course of this lecture, Dr. Jacobs may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications. Dr. Jacobs has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

References

  • Ding W et al. Blood. 2015;126(23): abstract 834.  
  • Porter DL et al. N Engl J Med. 2011;365:725-733.
  • Byrd JC et al. Blood. 2014;123:1302-1308.
  • Sharman J et al. Blood. 2015;125:2336-2343.
  • Awan FT, Byrd JC. Clin Cancer Res. 2014;20:5869-5874.
  • Roberts AW et al. N Engl J Med. 2016;374:311-322.

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other: This enduring materials activity is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hours
Course opens: 
09/12/2016
Course expires: 
09/11/2019
Cost:
$15.00

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/12/2016
Course expires: 
09/11/2019

Price

Cost:
$15.00
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