Evolving Concepts in the Diagnosis and Staging of Multiple Myeloma

An educational program focused on the evolving concepts in diagnosis and staging of multiple myeloma (MM) is important for many reasons. The updated staging criteria represent a paradigm shift approach to MM management disease. It allows intervention before end-organ damage in selected patients who are at high risk of disease progression. The Revised International Staging System for MM allows better prediction of outcomes to tailor treatments. Advances in imaging have enabled not only early and accurate diagnosis but also provided ways of monitoring response to therapy.

This information was originally presented at the NCCN 2020 Virtual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™  held on October 9-10, 2020.

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

Following this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the updated diagnostic criteria by the International Myeloma Working Group for multiple myeloma (MM).
  • List imaging techniques that are critical for accurate diagnosis of MM.
  • Review the rationale for development of the Revised International Staging System for multiple myeloma.
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from: 

  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Novartis
  • Pharmacyclics LLC, an Abbvie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Seattle Genetics, Inc. 
  • Takeda

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • Abbvie
  • Astellas
  • Incyte

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 0.50 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.50 Participation
Course opens: 
10/30/2020
Course expires: 
10/30/2021
Cost:
$0.00

Jens Hillengass, MD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

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.

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.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:

Jens Hillengass, MD
Adaptive Biotech: Honoraria
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: Honoraria
Curio Science: HonorariaJanssen Pharma
GlaxoSmithKline: Honoraria
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP: Honoraria
ONCOtracker, Inc.: Honoraria
Rapid Payer Response: Honoraria
Research to Practice: Honoraria
Xian Janssen: Honoraria

NCCN Staff Disclosures

The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Michael Abrams; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan, CMP; Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP; Sarah Weinstein

The NCCN Leadership listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships: 
Robert W. Carlson, MD; Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR 

The NCCN Leadership listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships: 
Wui-Jin Koh, MD: IBM Watson Health for Oncology and Genomics; Scientific Advisor

The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Jennifer Keller; Rashmi Kumar, PhD

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 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 0.50 contact hour.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates this application-based continuing education activity for 0.50 contact hour (0.05 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-20-108-H01-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 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until October 30, 2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Available Credit

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

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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