Recorded Presentation from the NCCN 2015 Congress Webinar Series: Melanoma - Systemic Therapies for Advanced Melanoma

This recorded webinar series is an educational program that addresses the health care professionals' need to be educated on current and emerging evidence-based scientific data for accurate and timely clinical evaluation of patients with melanoma and related skin cancers, management of both early-stage and late-stage diseases and advanced cancer.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, dermatologists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with melanoma and related skin cancers.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Compare PD-1-targeted immunotherapy with ipilimumab
  • Explain the clinical data demonstrating the benefits of combining BRAF-MEK-targeted agents compared to monotherapy
Additional information
Supporters: 

Supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen.

Supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, and Prometheus Laboratories Inc.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.74 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.75 Participation
Course opens: 
12/23/2015
Course expires: 
12/23/2016
Cost:
$0.00

Richard W. Joseph, MD
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
All faculty and activity planners participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME’s, ANCC’s, and ACPE’s Standards for Commercial Support. All faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME’s Criterion 7: The provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests (SCS 1, 2, and 6) by experts on the topics. Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity.

The faculty listed below have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:

Richard W. Joseph, MD
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: Grant/Research Support; Scientific Advisor
Castle Biosciences, Inc.: Scientific Advisor
Eisai: Scientific Advisor
Merck & Co., Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Nektar Therapeutics: Scientific Advisor
Roche Laboratories, Inc.: Grant/Research Support

NCCN Staff Disclosures
The activity planning staff listed below has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Ann Gianola, MA; Mark Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Joan S. McClure, MS; Diane McPherson; Deborah Moonan, RN, BSN; Liz Rieder; Shannon K. Ryan; Jennifer McCann Weckesser

The NCCN clinical information team listed below, who have reviewed content, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Anita Engh, PhD; Rashmi Kumar, PhD; Nicole McMillian, MS

The ACCME/ANCC/ACPE defines “conflict of interest” as when an individual has an opportunity to affect CE content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CE activity. ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC have 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. The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

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

Physicians
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release date: December 23, 2015
Expiration date: December 23, 2016

Nurses
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.74 contact hour. Accreditation as a provider refers to the recognition of educational activities only; accredited status does not imply endorsement by NCCN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN, is our lead nurse planner for this educational activity.

Release date: December 23, 2015
Expiration date: December 23, 2016

Pharmacists

National Comprehensive Cancer Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Type of Activity: Knowledge 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour(s) (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education credit in states that recognize ACPE accredited providers.

Universal Activity Number: 0836-0000-15-158-H01-P

Release date: December 23, 2015
Expiration date: December 23, 2016

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.74 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.75 Participation

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/23/2015
Course expires: 
12/23/2016

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
  • Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing