NCCN Pharmacy Updates: Webinar Series

The availability of new therapeutic options and emergence of novel therapieaches continues to dramatically impact the oncology landscape. The rapid integration of these agents into treatment for various tumor types can be challenging for clinicians.  Pharmacists are critical to educating the interprofessional oncology care team about the actions and potential adverse events associated with new and existing therapeutic options. Pharmacists also have an important role in patient education as well as subsequent monitoring and management of treatment-related toxicities. 

NCCN Pharmacy Updates: A Webinar Series is designed for pharmacists and the oncology care team to review the clinical and patient considerations that influence how to effectively optimize management of patients with various cancer types. Webinars will cover the following topics: pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, kidney cancer, pediatric B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, neuroendocrine tumors, breast cancer, lung cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, immunotherapy-related toxicities, smoking cessation, venous thromboembolism, transplant, and biosimilars. Webinars will be case-based and designed to provide an overview of a specific disease state and will include content on new and emerging therapies, dosing, efficacy, toxicity management and adverse events.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

The goal of this project is to ensure that pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other members of the interprofessional oncology care team who manage patients with cancer have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Apply the current standards of oncology care and NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology to optimize the management of patients with various cancer types.
  • Review new, emerging, and novel therapeutic agents and treatment strategies and incorporate these into the management of patients with cancer.
  • Communicate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and improve the collaborative performance of the interprofessional oncology care team in the management of patients with cancer.
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by an educational grant:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Coherus Biosciences
  • Novartis
  • Servier Pharmaceuticals, LLC

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from:

  • AbbVie

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from:

  • Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company
  • Mylan Inc.

This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from:

  • Exelixis, Inc.
Course summary
Course opens: 
12/06/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Cost:
$0.00

Current Therapy Options for Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
Cynthia Herrera, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

New Targets and Treatment Options for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
Daniel Wojenski, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University


ALL WEBINAR TIMES ARE POSTED AS EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT) (UTC/GMT -4:00) OR EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) (UTC/GMT -5:00).
Access to participate in selected sessions is through the NCCN WebEx Site on the day of each scheduled program.

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The most recent recorded webcasts from this series are listed below. 

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.

Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity.

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 each live activity in this series for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
NCCN designates each educational activity in this series for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates each application-based continuing education activity in this series for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit. 

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. Each activity in this series is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

Available for an additional fee ($49 per activity): each activity is worth 1 hour of BCOP credit 

Board of Pharmacy Specialties logoThe Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) is accredited by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) as a provider of board certification oncology credit (BCOP). A BCOP statement of credit will be issued only upon completion of a post-activity evaluation form and post-test, with a passing grade of 75% achieved.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by HOPA for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. HOPA is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities and related materials that promote improvements of quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Reported Areas of Conflict: Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association does not view the existence of relationships as an implication of bias or that the value of the material is decreased. The content of the activity was planned to be balanced, objective, and scientifically rigorous. Occasionally, authors may express opinions that represent their own viewpoint. Conclusions drawn by participants should be derived from objective analysis of scientific data. Unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs. All faculty have indicated that they have not referenced unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs and devices.

 
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