Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment

Published December 10, 2019

Course Description

This interactive online course is part of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) program. Designed for oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, emergency physicians and all members of the cancer team, the ACI program focuses on recent clinical advancements, management of immune-related adverse events, underlying mechanisms of different immunotherapy options, clinical application for various disease states, and what to look for in the future. View all available ACI online offerings at www.sitcancer.org/acionline.

 

This course, Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment, provides a detailed overview of how to overcome barriers to obtaining reimbursement from both Medicare and commercial payers for the use of immunotherapy in cancer treatment.
 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to identify solutions to overcome both operational and financial barriers to integrating immunotherapy into their practice setting.
 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for program coordinators, health care managers, physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with cancer.
 

Faculty

Amy Schippers, PA-C
Physician Assistant
St. Luke's University & Health Network
 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify and implement solutions to overcome operational barriers to implementing cancer immunotherapy in the clinical setting. 
  • Identify and implement solutions to overcome financial barriers to implementing cancer immunotherapy in the clinical setting.
     

SITC Online Education Disclaimer

A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. Readers should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this educational activity.


 

Continuing Education Information

 

Credit Available: 12/10/19-12/10/20

Approximate Time to Complete:  45 minutes
 

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.

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The 2019-2020 Advances in Cancer ImmunotherapyTM educational series is supported, in part, by independent medical education grants from Amgen, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Exelixis, Inc., Genentech, Incyte Corporation and Merck & Co., Inc.
 

Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint_accreditation_statement_logo.jpgIn 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™. 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 0.75 MOC 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.

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Continuing Pharmacy Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour (.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

(Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-983-H04-P)

Type of Activity: Knowledge


Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hour.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of commercial interest.
 

Faculty

Amy Schippers, PA-C: Nothing to Disclose


Planners and Managers

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
 

Method of Participation and Request for Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period 12/10/19 through 12/10/20 participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. 


If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please follow the steps below:

  1. After completing the course, click My Credit from the left-hand side of the SITC connectED homepage.
  2. Under Pending Credit, click Request Credit for Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment.
  3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
  4. Successfully complete both the post-test with passing score of 80% or better and activity evaluation.
  5. Click Process Credit.
  6. Your Certificate will be available to view in the Submitted Credit section. 

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 weeks.


Media
Internet

Hardware and Software Requirements
SITC connectED requires a modern web browser (Edge, Apple Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 7+) and the ability to listen to audio with the content. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact PIM: www.pimed.com

 

 

1. Introduction
2. Pre-test
3. Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment

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Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Contact Hour: 0.75
(0.075 CEUs)
American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
Contact Hour: 0.70
No pharmacotherapy contact hours with this course
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
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and ABIM Maintenance of Certification
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit: 0.75
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Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment
This activity is presented free of charge.