Recorded Presentations from the NCCN 2019 Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™
Although advances in treatment options for patients with hematologic malignancies are encouraging, the rapidly changing scientific and clinical environment represents a daunting challenge for practitioners. As the management of hematologic malignancies has become more complex, the need for education on management decisions has become increasingly necessary. To provide optimal patient care, clinicians need to be well informed about new and emerging drugs, novel mechanisms of action, and the latest clinical research, and how these advances compare to the current standard of care for patients with hematologic malignancies. In order to inform decision-making and formulate management strategies for patients with hematologic malignancies, clinicians need up-to-date information and opportunities to apply this information through case-based learning. Through familiarity with up-to-date guidelines, as well as interpretation and commentary by national experts and discussion with their peers, clinicians can learn to incorporate new treatment strategies and regimens into their oncology practices for the management of patients with hematologic malignancies.
This information was originally presented at the NCCN 2019 Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™ held in San Francisco, CA on September 27-28, 2019.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, hematologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who manage patients with hematologic malignancies.
- Apply the current standards of oncology care and key updates in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) to optimize the management of patients with various hematologic malignancies.
- Review new, emerging, and novel therapeutic agents and treatment strategies and incorporate these into the management of patients with hematologic malignancies.
- Communicate with members of the interprofessional oncology care team to improve collaborative performance in the management of patients with hematologic malignancies.
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.
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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.
Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling.
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.
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