Treatment Decisions in the Management of Elderly or Comorbid Patients with CLL

December 3, 2013

This live 75-minute webcast, with interactive Q&A and patient-physician video case studies, is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer. It will address the challenges of treating older patients with CLL, assessing comorbidity, clinical efficacy data and safety/tolerability issues, and counseling patients regarding treatment or disease management options.

Target Audience

This webcast is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the challenges of treating older patients with CLL, including the types and frequency of comorbid conditions that may impact treatment goals and treatment options
  • Utilize available tools or scoring systems to assess comorbidity in individual patients
  • Discuss clinical efficacy data and safety/tolerability issues for currently available agents as well as investigational agents in CLL, with a focus on the older or “slow-go” patient population
  • Counsel patients regarding treatment or disease management options, including discussions of potential clinical trial participation, as appropriate
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.25 Nurse
  • 1.25 Pharmacist
  • 1.25 Physician
Course opens: 
12/02/2013
Course expires: 
03/03/2014
Event starts: 
12/03/2013 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
12/03/2013 - 1:15pm
Cost:
$0.00

Douglas E. Gladstone, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Nursing and pharmacy (ACPE) credits are also provided. View complete accreditation information

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.25 Nurse
  • 1.25 Pharmacist
  • 1.25 Physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/02/2013
Course expires: 
03/03/2014

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

HANDOUTS: 2 slides per page or 3 slides per page with lines for notes

To access and complete this activity, users will need the following:

  • A PC or Mac (Windows XP or later; Mac OS 10.x)
  • A monitor with minimum resolution of 1024x768
  • Speakers or headphones and a sound card with the ability to hear streaming audio. Telephone audio is NOT an option for listening to this webcast.
  • A strong internet connection  (Note: A wired internet connection using an Ethernet cord is highly recommended. Broadband internet access cards are highly discouraged. Dial-up connections will not work. If your "download speed" is less than 1.20 Mbps, you might experience problems.)
  • Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome)
  • Adobe Flash Player version 9 or higher
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for article and certificate viewing/printing

In addition to above minimum requirements, you should:

  • Disable pop-up blockers
  • Close programs you are running simultaneously that might compete for internet bandwidth

Please note that this webcast will not be through NCCN’s WebEx Event Center. Follow all connection instructions provided through this site the day of the program and communicated to you through reminder emails closer to the program date.