This interactive course provides an overview of the mechanisms by which the immune system eliminates foreign pathogens and cancer cells. The course also provides the latest in immunotherapy treatment for melanoma and summarizes many of the key findings that have resulted in recent FDA approvals for this kind of treatment. After completing this course, learners will gain an understanding of common approaches to cancer immunotherapy; how to implement cancer immunotherapy treatment for melanoma and how to identify and manage common side effects of immunotherapy agents.
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
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Continuing Education Information
Credit Available: May 1, 2019 - May 1, 2020
Approximate Time to Complete: 45 minutes
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.
This activity is supported, in part, by independent medical education grants from AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, EMD Serono, Inc. and Pfizer Inc., Genentech, Incyte Corporation, Lilly USA, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc. and Prometheus Laboratories Inc.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour(s) (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-606-H01-P)
Type of Activity: Knowledge
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hours. Designated for 0.5 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 80% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-5 weeks.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Contact Hour: 0.75
American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
Contact Hour: 0.70
Including 0.5 pharmacotherapy contact hours
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 0.75
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 0.75
Certificate of Participation (No Credit)
Certificate of Participation: 0.00
2019 Interactive Course: Melanoma and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy)
This activity is presented free of charge.