STATEMENT OF NEED
Multiple myeloma is a B-cell neoplasm that occurs primarily in older adults. The incidence is expected to rise in conjunction with the aging population. Because symptoms often do not appear until the malignancy is in advanced stages, early diagnosis is difficult, and the 5-year relative survival rate remains only 54% (ACS, 2021). Following diagnosis, management must be guided by cytogenic markers with prognostic significance and correct staging based upon these markers (NCCN, 2019). As recommendations change with the fast pace of multiple myeloma research, it is difficult to stay abreast of new developments (i3 Health, 2021). In this webinar, Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD, and Ashley Rosko, MD, will discuss the latest recommendations for multiple myeloma classification at diagnosis, new data on treatment regimens for newly diagnosed disease, and strategies for maintenance therapy.
Hematologists, oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM).
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Sarah A. Holstein, MD
Division of Oncology and Hematology
Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center
Ashley E. Rosko, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of Oncogeriatrics
The Ohio State University
The James Comprehensive Cancer Center
There is no fee to register for this CME activity.
i3 Health is accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
i3 Health designates this enduring activity 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.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge and practice assessment points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
By providing this information, participants are agreeing to allow i3 Health to share this information with the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL INFORMATION WITH INELIGIBLE COMPANIES
i3 Health endorses the standards of the ACCME and ANCC that require everyone in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies that are related to the content of the CME/NCPD activity. CME/NCPD activities must be balanced, independent of commercial bias, and promote improvements or quality in health care. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence accepted within the medical profession.
A conflict of interest is created when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME/NCPD content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship, which therefore may bias their opinions and teaching. This may include receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, stocks, or other financial benefits.
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Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:
The i3 Health planners, reviewers, and managers have nothing to disclose.
Sarah A. Holstein, MD, PhD, discloses that she has served as a consultant for Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Oncopeptides, Sanofi, Secura Bio, and Takeda.
Ashley E. Rosko, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
i3 Health has mitigated all relevant financial relationships.
INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT
In order to receive credit for this activity, participants must submit a completed evaluation at the end of the activity.
UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE
i3 Health requires CME/NCPD faculty (speakers) to disclose to attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved), as well as any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling.
This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.
The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
This activity is supported byindependent educational grants from Sanofi Genzyme and Oncopeptides.
Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.