AML: Using Available Evidence and Guidelines to Make Sense of a Rapidly Evolving Treatment Paradigm

The goal of this activity is to improve the competence and performance of learners to apply practice-changing clinical data and expert recommendations to optimize clinical outcomes for their patients with AML.

 

Provided by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network in partnership with Clinical Care Options, LLC

Target Audience

This program is intended for hematologists/oncologists, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with AML.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the clinical data on prognostic or predictive molecular features or aberrations in AML and describe their clinical importance in terms of diagnosis, risk prediction, assessment of measurable residual disease, and therapeutic decisions
  • Plan evidence-based therapeutic strategies for older patients, those with preexisting comorbidities, and/or those with secondary AML using novel targeted agents or formulations and refinements of conventional chemotherapy
  • Develop personalized treatment plans for patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed/refractory AML with FLT3 or IDH1/2 mutations or positive for CD33
  • Assess the available evidence to optimally integrate immunotherapeutic agents, including monoclonal antibody–based therapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors, vaccines, and adoptive cell–based therapy
  • Manage treatment-related toxicities associated with novel therapeutics
Additional information
Supporters: 

Supported by educational grants from:

  • Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer, Inc.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 2.50 ACPE contact hours
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.50 ANCC contact hours
  • 2.50 Participation
Course opens: 
12/04/2020
Course expires: 
01/31/2021
Cost:
$0.00

Faculty
Farhad Ravandi, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Amir T. Fathi, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Alice Mims, MD, MSCR
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

 

NCCN Medical Education Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support (the provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests [SCS 1, 2 and 6] by experts on the topics).

Per the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter. A complete list of individuals’ relationships with external entities is available upon request.

Definitions  

NCCN continuing education considers financial relationships to create a “conflict of interest” when an individual has both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect CE content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she and/or a spouse or partner has a financial relationship.

NCCN continuing education considers “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. NCCN does not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. 

Faculty Disclaimers  

All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for the tasks and methods of delivery.

The faculty, NCCN staff, and CCO staff 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 activity.

Faculty Disclosures

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:
Amir Fathi, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Agios, Amgen, Astellas, Blueprint, Celgene/BMS, Genentech, Kura Oncology, Pfizer, Seattle Genetics, Takeda, and Trillium, and funds for research support from Agios and Celgene/BMS.
Alice Mims, MD, MSCR, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Kura Oncology, and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, and funds for research support from Pfizer.
Farhad Ravandi, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Amgen, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Jazz, Novartis, Orsenix, and Xencor, and funds for research support from AbbVie, Amgen, Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jazz, Macrogenix, Orsenix, and Xencor.

Staff Disclosures

The activity planning staff listed below disclose no relevant financial relationships:
CCO: Terrence Fagan; Timothy A. Quill, PhD; Gordon Kelley; Kevin Obholz, PhD 
NCCN: Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Karen Kanefield; Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP

The CCO planning staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships: 
Jim Mortimer: spouse/partner has ownership interest (stock) in AstraZeneca

The NCCN clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Ndiya Ogba, PhD

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. National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) and Clinical Care Options, LLC, 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 NCCN and Clinical Care Options, LLC. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indication, contraindications, and warnings.

In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 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.

Physicians
NCCN designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 contact hours.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates this application-based continuing education activity for 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-20-098-L01-P

Physician Assistants
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 2.50 ACPE contact hours
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.50 ANCC contact hours
  • 2.50 Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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