Multiple Myeloma: What’s New in Treatment Options

Activity description

Over the past decade, treatment options for multiple myeloma have increased substantially. New treatments have resulted in improved survival rates among individuals with multiple myeloma. A BMT, in combination with high-dose chemotherapy, is a treatment option that offers a chance for durable remission for individuals with multiple myeloma. Treatment goals can vary significantly from person to person and can have a substantial impact on the type(s) and duration of treatment individuals receive. This session will outline the diagnostic criteria and review the revised international staging system for myeloma. Current concepts in cytogenetic classification, risk stratification and therapy will also be discussed.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in the treatment of myeloma.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • State current concepts in cytogenetic classification and therapy for myeloma.
  • Discuss risk stratification of myeloma.
  • Review the revised international staging system for myeloma.

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
08/07/2019
Activity expires: 
08/09/2021
Rating: 
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Multiple Myeloma: What’s New in Treatment Options
Jonathan L. Kaufman, MD
Associate Professor,
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Activity planners
Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology/Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
Chief, Division of Organ Transplantation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
Founding Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President
Sarah Cannon Market Operations
Physician in Chief of Blood Cancers
Sarah Cannon
Nashville, TN

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in the control of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

Dr. Kaufman has reported the following::

  • Amgen, BMS, Celgene and Janssen (Consultant, Grant/Research Support)
  • Karyopharm (Advisory Board)
  • Takeda (Consultant)

The remaining activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accrediation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.

Credit designation statements
IPCE Credit logoThis activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-19-191-H01-P/T

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
08/07/2019
Activity expires: 
08/09/2021
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