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Collapse Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment

Published February 23, 2021

 

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, advanced practice registered nurses and other healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with cancer.


Faculty
Sigrun Hallmeyer, MD

Medical Director, Cancer Service Line

Medical Director, Cancer Survivorship Center

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Chair, Executive Committee

Association of Community Cancer Centers, Immuno-Oncology Institute


 

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: February 23, 2021 - February 23, 2022

 

Estimated time to complete activity: 1.25 hours

 

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

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The 2020-2021 Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ series is supported, in part, by independent medical education grants from Amgen, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol Myers Squibb, Exelixis, Inc., 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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 1.25 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 1.25 contact hours (0.125 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

(Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-21-2606-H01-P)

Type of Activity: Application


Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.25 contact hours.


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 a commercial interest.

Faculty
Sigrun Hallmeyer, MD: Consulting Fees: Bristol Myers Squibb; Cardinal Health; Fees for Non-CE Services Received Directly from an Ineligible Entity or their Agents: Bristol Myers Squibb

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 February 23, 2021 through February 23, 2022 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 the post-test with a 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 (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome) and the ability to listen to audio with the content. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain 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.

Original Course Date: February 23, 2021

Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 1.25 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1.25 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1.25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment
    Collapse Steps and Considerations to Optimizing Management of Recurrent/Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer

    The goal of this activity is to improve clinicians' ability to manage patients with recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The two cases are modeled on the interactive grand rounds approach. The questions within the activity are designed to test your current knowledge. After each question, you will be able to see whether you answered correctly and read evidence-based information that supports the most appropriate answer choice. The questions are designed to challenge you; you will not be penalized for answering the questions incorrectly. At the end of the activity, there will be a short post-test assessment based on the material presented.

     

    This activity is intended for oncologists, pathologists, and surgeons.

     

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • Have increased knowledge regarding the
      • Clinical trial design and data from recent trials for recurrent or metastatic HNSCC
    • Have greater competence related to
      • Identifying patient and tumor characteristics that can help guide treatment selection in patients with recurrent or metastatic HNSCC across the disease spectrum
      • Developing an evidence-based treatment plan for a patient with recurrent or metastatic HNSCC across the disease spectrum
      • Recognizing and mitigating treatment- and immune-related adverse events (irAEs)

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: 60 minutes

     

    Credit Available: January 25, 2021 - January 25, 2022

     

    Developed through a partnership between SITC and Medscape.

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    Additional Resources for Clinicans from SITC:

     

     

     

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    "The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer consensus statement on immunotherapy for the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC)" (Published July 15, 2019)

     

     

    View Guidelines Here.

    View On-Demand Webinar Here.

    Original Course Date: February 08, 2021

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • : 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Steps and Considerations to Optimizing Management of Recurrent/Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer
    Collapse Updates on Immune Modulators in Lung Cancer: Have We Met the Need?

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    This activity is intended for hematologists/oncologists, pulmonologists, and pathologists.

     

    The goal of this activity is to increase clinicians' understanding of timmune modulators used in the management of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • Have increased knowledge regarding the mmune modulators being studied to treat patients with metastatic NSCLC (mNSCLC), including how they may manipulate the immune system to improve recognition of cancer cells, tumors, and metastases

    • Have increased knowledge regarding the ongoing immunotherapy clinical trials in the management of patients with mNSCLC

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: 15 minutes

     

    Credit Available: January 13, 2021 - January 13, 2022

     

    Developed through a partnership between SITC and Medscape.

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    Additional Resources for Clinicans from SITC:

    Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy

     

     

    Original Course Date: January 13, 2021

    Approved Credit:
  • : 0.25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Updates on Immune Modulators in Lung Cancer: Have We Met the Need?
    Collapse  Shifting the Balance Between the Immune System and Cancer: Moving Beyond the PD-1/PD-L1 Axis

    Shifting the Balance Between the Immune System and Cancer: Moving Beyond the PD-1/PD-L1 Axis

     

    This activity is intended for hematologists/oncologists, pulmonologists, and pathologists.

     

    The goal of this activity is to increase clinicians' understanding of the immune system and avenues of immune modulation beyond the currently available checkpoint inhibitors.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • Have increased knowledge regarding the unmet medical need in patients with cancer whose disease does not respond to or becomes resistant to programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and/or cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) inhibition

    • Have increased knowledge regarding the avenues of immune modulation beyond PD-1/PD-L1 and CTLA-4 inhibition to improve immune recognition of cancer cells and tumors

    • Have increased knowledge regarding the mid-to-late stage clinical trial data on the use of novel strategies to modulate the immune system to treat patients with cancer

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: 30 minutes

     

    Credit Available: December 23rd, 2020 - December 23rd, 2021

     

    Developed through a partnership between SITC and Medscape.

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    Additional Resources for Clinicans from SITC:

    Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy

     

     

    Original Course Date: December 23, 2020

    Approved Credit:
  • : 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO  Shifting the Balance Between the Immune System and Cancer: Moving Beyond the PD-1/PD-L1 Axis
    Collapse Mechanisms of Immune-Related Adverse Events

    This version of the course is no longer available for credit. To access the accredited version go here to find the Mechanisms of Immune-Related Adverse Events that is a CME-, CPE-, CNE- and MOC-certified activity.

     

    Published December 23, 2019

     

    Course Description

    This interactive course provides an overview of the mechanisms by which cancer immunotherapy may activate immune-related adverse events (irAEs). The foundational knowledge presented in this course is critical to understanding how and why immune-related adverse events occur and how they can be treated.

    Target Audience

    This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses and other healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with cancer.


    Faculty
    Pradnya Patil, MD, FACP

    Hematology/Oncology Fellow

    Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic


     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Discuss the mechanisms of peripheral and central immune tolerance.
    • Describe the biological pathways involved in mediating autoimmune reactions.
    • Explain the differences between PD-1 and CTLA-4 pathway-mediated autoimmunity.

    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: December 23, 2019 - December 23, 2020

     

    Estimated time to complete activity: 0.5 hour

     

    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 0.5 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 0.5 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.

    CME-MOC_badge.jpg

     

    Continuing Pharmacy Education

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-887-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge


    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hours.  Designated for 0.3 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Pradnya Patil, MD, FACP: 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 December 23, 2019 through December 23, 2020 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 "Mechanisms of Immune-Related Adverse Events." 
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Successfully complete the post-test with a 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 (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome) and the ability to listen to audio with the content. 

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

    Original Course Date: December 23, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 0.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Mechanisms of Immune-Related Adverse Events
    Collapse Basic Principles of Cancer Immunotherapy

    Published December 17, 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 Basic Principles of Cancer Immunotherapy course covers the basic principles and mechanisms behind cancer immunotherapy.

     

    Target Audience

    This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with cancer.
     

    Faculty

    Stefani Spranger, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy
    • Recognize various approaches to cancer immunotherapy including therapeutic vaccine, adoptive cell transfer, cytokines, checkpoint inhibitor modulation, effector antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates

    • Explain the mechanism by which tumors evade the immune system and mechanisms to overcome this immunosuppression

    • List important biomarkers for measuring the immune response


    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: 12/17/19-12/17/20

    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.

    CME-MOC_badge.jpg
     

    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 - JA4008162-9999-19-991-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge


    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hours. Designated for 0.3 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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

    Stefani Spranger, PhD: Consulting fees to Venn Therapeutic, Tango, Takeda, Replimune, Ribon, Dragonfly, Merck, Torque; Contracted Research to Takeda, Exelixis


    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 12/17/19 through 12/17/20 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 Basic Principles of Cancer Immunotherapy.
    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, Google Chrome, Firefox, 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

     

     

    Original Course Date: December 17, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.75 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 0.70 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Basic Principles of Cancer Immunotherapy
    Collapse Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment

    This course is no longer available for credit. Please access the updated course, Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment, which is a CME-, CPE-, CNE- and MOC-certified activity.

    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.

    sitc_log_color.png PIM_logo.png

    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.

    CME-MOC_badge.jpg
     

    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

     

     

    Original Course Date: December 10, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.75 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 0.70 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment
    Collapse Introduction to Immunology – <i>Third Edition</i>

    This course is no longer available for continuing education credits. Further, this course has been replaced by Module 1 of the SITC Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy program, Basic Immunology Concepts, as serving as one of the pre-program courses for the ACI Live Virtual events. If you've registered for an ACI Live Virtual event you should have received a coupon code to take Basic Immunology Concepts for free.
     

    Course Description

    This interactive course provides an overview of the immune system, focusing on the mechanisms by which the immune system eliminates foreign pathogens and cancer cells. The foundational knowledge presented in this course is critical to understanding how the immune system can be harnessed to treat cancer through immunotherapy. 

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    Target Audience

    This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses and other healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with cancer.


    Faculty
    Christian M. Capitini, MD
    Assistant Professor
    University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center


     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the function of the components of the immune system, including relevant cells, molecules and organs of the immune system.
    • Differentiate between the adaptive immune system and the innate immune system.
    • Recognize the barriers to effective immunotherapy, including mechanisms by which tumors locally disable and/or evade the immune system. 

     


    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: October 9, 2019 - October 9, 2020

     

    Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

     

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

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    The 2019-2020 Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ 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 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 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 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-884-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge


    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.  Designated for 0.5 pharmacotherapy contact hour for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Christian Capitini, MD: 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 October 9, 2019 through October 9, 2020 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 "Introduction to Immunology – Third Edition."
    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 (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome) and the ability to listen to audio with the content. 


    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

    Original Course Date: October 09, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 1 hour Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1 hour Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Introduction to Immunology – <i>Third Edition</i>
    Collapse 2019 Interactive Course: Hematologic Malignancies and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)

    Access the updated course, Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies.

    Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies, is a CME-, CPE-, CNE- and MOC-certified activity.

     

    Please note that continuing education credit for 2019 Interactive Course: Hematologic Malignancies and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™) is only available through May 3, 2019.
     

    Course Description

    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 hematological cancers, 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 hematologic cancers and how to identify and manage common side effects of immunotherapy agents.

     

    Target Audience

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

     

    Faculty
    Naval Daver, MD

    Associate Professor

    University of Texasw MD Anderson Cancer Center

    and

    Christian Capitini, MD

    Assistant Professor

    University of Wisconsin - Madison Carbone Cancer Center

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
    • Implement cancer immunotherapy treatment for hematologic cancers. 
    • Identify the appropriate clinical management of common side effects of immunotherapy agents.

     


    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: May 3, 2019 - May 3, 2020

    Approximate Time to Complete:  30 minutes

     

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

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    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

    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 0.5 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 0.5 contact hour(s) (0.05 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-607-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge


    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hours. Designated for 0.2 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Naval Daver, MD - Consulting Fees - Pfizer, Otsaka, BMS, Daiichi-SanKyo, Jazz, Abbvie, Novartis and  Contracted Research - Pfizer, BMS, Incyte,Sunesis, Karyopharm, Daiichi-SanKyo, Servier, Genentech, Abbvie, Glycomimetics

    Christian Capitini, MD - Consulting Fee - Nektar Therapeutics


    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. 

    Tara Withington, CAE, Executive Director of SITC, has an ownership interest as a partner at Executive Director, Inc.


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period April 30, 2019 through April 30, 2020 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 following 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 2019 Interactive Course: Hematological Malignancies and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 4-5 weeks.

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain discussions 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.

     

    Original Course Date: May 03, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.50 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 0.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Interactive Course: Hematologic Malignancies and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    Collapse 2019 Interactive Course: Melanoma and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)

    Access the updated course, Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Skin Cancers.

    Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Skin Cancers, is a CME-, CPE-, CNE- and MOC-certified activity.

     

    Course Description

    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.

     

    Target Audience
    This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with cancer.

     

    Faculty
    Isabella Glitza, MD, PhD

    Oncologist 

    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
    • Implement cancer immunotherapy treatment for melanoma.
    • Identify the appropriate clinical management of common side effects of immunotherapy agents.

     

    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: 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.

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    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

    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(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


    Continuing Nursing Education

    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.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Isabella Glitza, MD, PhD - Research - Bristol Myers Squib


    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. Tara Withington, CAE, Executive Director of SITC, has an ownership interest as a partner at Executive Director, Inc.


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period April 24, 2019 through April 24, 2020 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 following 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 2019 Interactive Course: Melanoma and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 4-5 weeks.

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

     

    Original Course Date: May 01, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.75 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 0.70 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Interactive Course: Melanoma and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    Collapse Patient-Centered Care in Advanced Bladder Cancer

    Access Course

     

    Patient-Centered Care in Advanced Bladder CancerExperts discuss the evolving role of checkpoint inhibition in patients with advanced bladder cancer.

    This activity is intended for oncologists, urologists, and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with bladder cancer.

    The goal of this activity is to discuss the role of immunotherapy, including how to determine eligibility and how to manage immune-related adverse events (irAEs), in the treatment of advanced bladder cancer.

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: 30 minutes

     

    Credit Available: Apr. 30, 2019- Apr. 30, 2020

     

    Developed through a partnership between SITC and Medscape.

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    Original Course Date: April 30, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ABIM: 0.50 hours ABIM MOC Part 2 Credits
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Patient-Centered Care in Advanced Bladder Cancer
    Collapse The Nurse View: Modulating the Immune System in GI Cancers

    Access Course

     

    The Nurse View: Modulating the Immune System in GI CancersNursing experts discuss the emergence of immunotherapy in GI cancers, focusing on the role of biomarkers and the management of irAEs.

     

    This activity is intended for nurses and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

     

    The goal of this activity is to discuss the emerging role of immunotherapy using immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

     

     

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: 30 minutes

     

    Credit Available: Apr. 30, 2019 - Apr. 30, 2020

     

    Developed through a partnership between SITC and Medscape.

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    Original Course Date: April 30, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ANCC: 0.50 hours Contact Hour

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Nurse View: Modulating the Immune System in GI Cancers
    Collapse 2019 Video Series: Head and Neck Cancer and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)

    Course Description

    aci17-sitc-clr.jpgExemplar video presentations from the live Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are available as an online Video Series course. One video has been selected for each topic of the 2019 ACI program (eight total modules).

     

    The online modules will facilitate understanding of the clinical applications of cancer immunotherapy for disease states with FDA-approved treatments, strategies for overcoming operational and reimbursement barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting and the identification and management of immune-related adverse events.

     

    The Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer module covers clinical data on the efficacy of approved therapies, the mechanism of action of approved therapies, patient selection for approved therapies, and dosing and sequencing of approved therapies for the treatment of head and neck cancers. The module also includes case studies on immunotherapy for the treatment of head and neck cancers.

     

    Target Audience

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

    Faculty
    Glenn J. Hanna, MD

    Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy in treatment of head and neck cancer patients
    • Identify the appropriate clinical management of common side effects of immunotherapy agents
    • Implement cancer immunotherapy treatments for Head and Neck cancers

    Continuing Education Information

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: One hour and 45 minutes

    Credit Available: April 25, 2019 - April 25, 2020

     

    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 1.75 "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 1.75 contact hour(s) (0.175 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-730-H04-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge

     

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.7 contact hours.  Designated for 0.3 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Glenn J. Hanna, MD: Institutional support from BMS and EMD Serono


    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 credit for this activity. During the period April 25, 2019 through April 25, 2020 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 following 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 the appropriate course title.
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 75% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-5 weeks.

     

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

    Original Course Date: April 25, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 1.75 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 1.70 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Video Series: Head and Neck Cancer and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    Collapse 2019 Interactive Course: Genitourinary Cancer and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)

    Access the updated course, Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Genitourinary Malignancies

    Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Genitourinary Malignancies, is a CME-, CPE-, CNE- and MOC-certified activity.
     

    Course Description

    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 genitourinary cancer, including kidney, bladder and prostate cancers, 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 genitourinary cancer (kidney, bladder and prostate cancers), and how to identify and manage common side effects of immunotherapy agents.

     

    Target Audience

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

     

    Faculty
    Lauren Harshman, MD

    Assistant Professor and Co-director, Kidney Cancer Program

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
    • Implement cancer immunotherapy treatment for genitourinary cancers. 
    • Identify the appropriate clinical management of common side effects of immunotherapy agents.

     


    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: March 28, 2019 - March 28, 2020

    Approximate Time to Complete:  45 minutes

     

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

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    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

    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 .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) (.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-608-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge


    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hours.  Designated for 0.4 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Lauren Harshman, MD - Advisory/Research to Bayer, Exelixis, Genentech, Dendreon/Valient, Pfizer, Medivation/Astellas, Kew Group, Theragene, Corvus, Merck, Bristol-Meyers Squib, Jannsen, Sotio, Takeda, Sanofi, Novartis, Applied Clinical Education, PER


    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. 

    Tara Withington, CAE, Executive Director of SITC, has an ownership interest as a partner at Executive Director, Inc.


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period March 28, 2019 through March 28, 2020 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 following 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 2019 Interactive Course: Genitourinary Cancer and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 4-5 weeks.

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain discussions 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.

     

    Original Course Date: March 28, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.75 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 0.70 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Interactive Course: Genitourinary Cancer and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    Collapse 2019 Video Series: Lung Cancer and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)

    Course Description

    aci17-sitc-clr.jpgExemplar video presentations from the live Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are available as an online Video Series course. One video has been selected for each topic of the 2019 ACI program (eight total modules).

     

    The online modules will facilitate understanding of the clinical applications of cancer immunotherapy for disease states with FDA-approved treatments, strategies for overcoming operational and reimbursement barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting and the identification and management of immune-related adverse events.

     

    The Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Lung Cancer module covers clinical data on the efficacy of approved therapies, the mechanism of action of approved therapies, patient selection for approved therapies, and dosing and sequencing of approved therapies for the treatment of lung cancer. The module also includes case studies on immunotherapy for the treatment of lung cancer.

     

    Target Audience

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

    Faculty
    Deepa Rangachari, MD

    Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Discuss the clinical data on the efficacy and mechanism of action of approved therapies

    • Recognize patient selection criteria for approved therapies

    • Describe appropriate dosing and sequencing therapies

    • Identify the appropriate clinical management of common side effects of immunotherapy agents

    •  Implement cancer immunotherapy for the treatment of lung cancers

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy in treatment of naive NSCLC patients

    • Explain the role of biomarkers associated with response or lack of response to immunotherapy including PD-L1, tumor mutational burden (TMB), and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)


    Continuing Education Information

    Approximate Time to Complete: 45 minutes

    Credit Available: April 25, 2019 - April 25, 2020

     

    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 - JA4008162-9999-19-728-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge

     

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hours.  Designated for 0.4 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Deepa Rangachari, MD: No conflict of interest to report.

    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 credit for this activity. During the period April 25, 2019 through April 25, 2020 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 following 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 the appropriate course title.
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 75% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-5 weeks.

     

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

    Original Course Date: January 31, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.75 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 0.70 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Video Series: Lung Cancer and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    Collapse 2019 Video Series: Melanoma and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)

    Course Description

    aci17-sitc-clr.jpgExemplar video presentations from the live Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are available as an online Video Series course. One video has been selected for each topic of the 2019 ACI program (eight total modules).

     

    The online modules will facilitate understanding of the clinical applications of cancer immunotherapy for disease states with FDA-approved treatments, strategies for overcoming operational and reimbursement barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting and the identification and management of immune-related adverse events.

     

    The Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Melanoma module covers clinical data on the efficacy of approved therapies, the mechanism of action of approved therapies, patient selection for approved therapies, and dosing and sequencing of approved therapies for the treatment of melanoma. The module also includes case studies on immunotherapy for the treatment of melanoma.

     

    Target Audience

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

    Faculty
    Elizabeth Buchbinder, MD

    Instructor, Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy in treatment of melanoma patients
    • Identify the appropriate clinical management of common side effects of immunotherapy agents
    • Implement cancer immunotherapy treatments for melanoma
    • Describe clinical efficacy of approved immunotherapies
    • Recognize patient selection criteria for different immunotherapies
    • Identify factors influencing dosing and choice of immunotherapy relative to other therapies for melanoma

     


    Continuing Education Information

    Approximate Time to Complete: 45 minutes

    Credit Available: April 25, 2019 - April 25, 2020

     

    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 - JA4008162-9999-19-729-H01-P) 

    Type of Activity: Knowledge

     

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.6 contact hours. Designated for 0.3 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Elizabeth Buchbinder, MD: Consulting Fees - Array Pharmaceuticals; Salary - Sanofi


    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 credit for this activity. During the period April 25, 2019 through April 25, 2020 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 following 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 the appropriate course title.
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 75% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-5 weeks.

     

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

    Original Course Date: January 31, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.75 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 0.60 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Video Series: Melanoma and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    Collapse 2019 Video Series: Hematologic Malignancies and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)

    Course Description

    aci17-sitc-clr.jpgExemplar video presentations from the live Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are available as an online Video Series course. One video has been selected for each topic of the 2019 ACI program (eight total modules).

     

    The online modules will facilitate understanding of the clinical applications of cancer immunotherapy for disease states with FDA-approved treatments, strategies for overcoming operational and reimbursement barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting and the identification and management of immune-related adverse events.

     

    The Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies module covers clinical data on the efficacy of approved therapies, the mechanism of action of approved therapies, patient selection for approved therapies, and dosing and sequencing of approved therapies for the treatment of hematologic malignancies. The module also includes case studies on immunotherapy for the treatment of hematologic malignancies.

     

     

    Target Audience

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

    Faculty
    Nirav Shah, MD

    Assistant Instructor, Medicine

    Medical College of Wisconsin

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy for hematologic malignancies
    • Identify the appropriate clinical management of common side effects of immunotherapy agents
    • Implement cancer immunotherapy for Hematologic Malignancies
    • Become familiar with clinical data on the efficacy and mechanism of action of approved therapies
    • Recognize patient selection criteria for approved therapies
    • Select appropriate dosing and sequencing of approved therapies

     


    Continuing Education Information

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: One hour and 45 minutes

    Credit Available: April 25, 2019 - April 25, 2020

     

    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 1.75 "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 1.75 contact hour(s) (0.175 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-731-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge

     

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.7 contact hours.  Designated for 0.5 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Nirav Shah, MD: Consulting fees - Juno Therapeutics, Contracted Research - Lentigen Technology, Ownership Interest - Exelexis, Geron, Oncosec

    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 credit for this activity. During the period April 25, 2019 through April 25, 2020 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 following 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 the appropriate course title.
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 75% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-5 weeks.

     

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

    Original Course Date: January 31, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 1.75 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 1.70 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Video Series: Hematologic Malignancies and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
    Collapse 2019 Video Series: Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)

    Access the updated course, Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment.

    Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment, is a CME-, CPE-, CNE- and MOC-certified activity.

     

    Please note that continuing education credit for 2019 Video Series: Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer ImmunotherapyTM) is only available through April 25, 2020.


    Course Description

    aci17-sitc-clr.jpgExemplar video presentations from the live Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are available as an online Video Series course. One video has been selected for each topic of the 2019 ACI program (eight total modules).

     

    The online modules will facilitate understanding of the clinical applications of cancer immunotherapy for disease states with FDA-approved treatments, strategies for overcoming operational and reimbursement barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting and the identification and management of immune-related adverse events.

     

    The Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy module covers practical barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting (operations and reimbursement).. The module also includes a panel discussion in which experts in the field discuss common challenges they have faced including coverage and reimbursement challenges and adverse event managment.

     

     

    Target Audience

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

    Faculty
    Ryan Weight, DO, MD

    Assistant Professor

    University of Colorado

     

    Monique Giordana, PharmD, BCOP

    Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 

    Regions Hospital 

     

    Lisa A. Kottschade, APRN, MSN, CNP

    Associate Professor of Oncology/Nurse Practitioner

    Mayo Clinic

     

    Jodi Nordberg

    Billing Operations Manager

    UM Physicians

     

    Sara Smith, PharmD, BCOP

    Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

    University of Minnesota Heath Maple Grove

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify solutions to overcome operational and financial barriers to integrating immunotherapy into their practice setting.

    Continuing Education Information

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: One hour and 30 minutes

    Credit Available: April 25, 2019 - April 25, 2020

     

    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 1.5 "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 1.5 contact hour(s) (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-733-H01-P) 

    Type of Activity: Knowledge

     

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hours.  Designated for 0.2 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Ryan Weight, DO, MD: Consulting Fees - ACCC, Castle Biosciences, Novartis; Fees for Non-CME.CE Services - Merck; Contracted Research - BMS

    Monique Giordana, PharmD, BCOP: No conflict of interest to report.

    Lisa Kottschade, APRN, MSN, CNP: Consulting Fees - BMS, Array BioPharma

    Jodi Nordberg: Fees for Non-CME/CE Services - Genentech

    Sara Smith, PharmD, BCOP: Consulting Fees - Takeda



    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 credit for this activity. During the period April 25, 2019 through April 25, 2020 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 following 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 the appropriate course title.
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 75% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-5 weeks.

     

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

    Original Course Date: January 31, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 1.50 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 1.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Video Series: Practical Barriers in Cancer Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
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    Course Description

    aci17-sitc-clr.jpgExemplar video presentations from the live Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are available as an online Video Series course. One video has been selected for each topic of the 2019 ACI program (eight total modules).

     

    The online modules will facilitate understanding of the clinical applications of cancer immunotherapy for disease states with FDA-approved treatments, strategies for overcoming operational and reimbursement barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting and the identification and management of immune-related adverse events.

     

    The Basic Prinicples of Cancer Immunotherapy module covers the basic principles and mechanisms behind cancer immunotherapy.

     

    Target Audience

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

    Faculty
    Theodore F. Logan, MD

    Associate Professor, Medicine

    Indiana University Simon Cancer Center

     

    Learning Objectives 

    At the conclusion of this activy, the participants should be able to:

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy
    • Recognize various approaches to cancer immunotherapy including therapeutic vaccine, adoptive cell transfer, cytokines, checkpoint inhibitor modulation, effector antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates

    • Explain the mechanism by which tumors evade the immune system and mechanisms to overcome this immunosuppression

    • List important biomarkers for measuring the immune response


    Continuing Education Information

    Approximate Time to Complete: 45 minutes

    Credit Available: April 25, 2019 - April 25, 2020

     

    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

    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(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 - JA4008162-9999-19-727-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge

     

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hours.  Designated for 0.1 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Theodore F. Logan, MD: Consulting - Prometheus Laboratories; Contracted Research - Abbott Laboratories, Abraxix BioSciences, Acceleron Pharma, Amgen, Argos Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, AVEO, BioVex, Breistol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Immatics, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Synta, Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Mellennium, TRACON Pharma, Cerulean Pharma, EMD Serono, Prometheus Laboratories, Macrogenics, Peloton Therapeutics, Iovance Biotherapeutics, MedImmune, Dynavax

    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 credit for this activity. During the period April 25, 2019 through April 25, 2020 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 following 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 the appropriate course title.
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 75% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-5 weeks.

     

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

    Original Course Date: January 31, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.75 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 0.70 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Video Series: Basic Principles of Cancer Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)
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    Course Description

    aci17-sitc-clr.jpgExemplar video presentations from the live Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are available as an online Video Series course. One video has been selected for each topic of the 2019 ACI program (eight total modules).

     

    The online modules will facilitate understanding of the clinical applications of cancer immunotherapy for disease states with FDA-approved treatments, strategies for overcoming operational and reimbursement barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting and the identification and management of immune-related adverse events.

     

    The What's Next for Cancer Immunotherapy module covers the future of cancer immunotherapy such as understanding important trends, new developments, potential approvals and disease states with promising data.

     

    Target Audience

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

    Faculty
    Christian Capitini, MD

    Assistant Professor, Medicine

    University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
    • Become familiar with clinical data on the efficacy and mechanism of action of approved therapies.

    Continuing Education Information

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: 30 minutes

    Credit Available: April 25, 2019 - April 25, 2020

     

    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 0.5 "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 0.5 contact hour(s) (0.05 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-19-734-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge

     

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hours.  Designated for 0.2 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Christian Capitini, MD: Consulting Fees - Nektar Therapeutics 

    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 credit for this activity. During the period April 25, 2019 through April 25, 2020 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 following 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 the appropriate course title.
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 75% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-5 weeks.

     

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

    Original Course Date: January 31, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.50 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 0.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

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    Access Course

     

    Immune-Related Adverse Events in Oncology Patients: Would You Know?Apply best practices to monitoring for, diagnose, and manage potential irAEs in patient with cancer receiving ICIs

     

    This activity is intended for hematology/oncology specialists, emergency medicine physicians, and primary care physicians.

     

    The goal of this activity is to build physician confidence in monitoring for, diagnosing, and managing immune-related adverse events (irAEs) that may occur in patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs).

     

    Approximate Time to Complete: 1 hour

     

    Credit Available: Jan. 16, 2019 - Jan. 16, 2020

     

    Developed through a partnership between SITC and Medscape.

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    Original Course Date: January 16, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ABIM: 1 hour ABIM MOC Part 2 Credits
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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    Course Description

    aci17-sitc-clr.jpg

    Exemplar video presentations from the live Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are available as an online Video Series course. One video has been selected for each topic of the 2019 ACI program (eight total modules).

     

    The online modules will facilitate understanding of the clinical applications of cancer immunotherapy for disease states with FDA-approved treatments, strategies for overcoming operational and reimbursement barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting and the identification and management of immune-related adverse events.

    The Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Genitourinary Malignancies module covers clinical data on the efficacy of approved therapies, the mechanism of action of approved therapies, patient selection for approved therapies, and dosing and sequencing of approved therapies for the treatment of Genitourinary Malignancies. The module also includes case studies on immunotherapy for the treatment of Genitourinary Malignancies.

     

    Target Audience

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

    Faculty

    Lenard J. Appleman, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Medicine

    UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy for genitourinary malignancies 
    2. Identify the appropriate clinical management of common side effects of immunotherapy agents
    3. Implement cancer immunotherapy for genitourinary malignancies
    4. Become familiar with clincial data on the efficacy of approved therapies
    5. Recognize patient selection criteria for approved therapies
    6. Select appropriate dosing and sequencing of approved therapies (including timing and combination approaches)

    Continuing Education Information

    Approximate Time to Complete: 45 minutes

    Credit Available: April 25, 2019 - April 25, 2020

     

    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 - JA4008162-9999-19-732-H01-P)

    Type of Activity: Knowledge

     

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hours.  Designated for 0.3 pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.


    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 CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Faculty
    Leonard J. Appleman, MD, PhD: Contracted Research - Astellas, BMS, Bayer, Exolius, Merck, Roche

    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 credit for this activity. During the period April 17, 2019 through April 17, 2020 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 following 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 the appropriate course title.
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
    4. Complete the post-test and survey.
    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 75% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-5 weeks.

     

    Media
    Internet

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

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
    This educational activity may contain 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.

     

    Original Course Date: January 31, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ACPE: 0.75 hours CEU
  • ANCC: 0.70 hours Contact Hour
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 0.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 2019 Video Series: Genitourinary Malignancies and Immunotherapy (Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™)

    Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy


    Certificate program for licensed physicians (U.S. licensed MD / DO or global equivalent) and practicing, licensed NPs, PAs, PharmDs (or RPh degree holders involved in direct clinical services), or global equivalent, interested in achieving an identifiable designation (SITC-G; G = graduate) for healthcare providers who can safely and effectively participate in administration of immunotherapies and manage patients treated with these approaches. The program is also available to others, but they will not be eligible to earn the certificate.
    Collapse Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 1: Basic Immunology Concepts

    Published August 3, 2020

    Course Description
    This interactive online course is part of the Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy program, produced by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The purpose of the certificate program is to provide hospitals, medical centers, third-party payers, referring physicians, trainees and patients with an identifiable designation for healthcare providers who can safely and effectively participate in administration of immunotherapies and manage patients treated with these approaches. View all eight modules of the program and a detailed description of the program here.

    This course, Module 1: Basic Immunology Concepts, will cover some of the key immunology needed to understand the rest of the certificate program.

    Click on image for FREE PREVIEW



    Target Audience
    The program is available to licensed physicians (U.S. licensed MD / DO or global equivalent). The courses and earning of the certificate (SITC-G; G = graduate) are also available to practicing, licensed NPs, PAs, and PharmDs or global equivalent. RPh degree holders are eligible if they are involved in direct clinical services. The courses are available to others who are not practicing clinicians, but they will not be eligible to earn the certificate.

    Faculty
    Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
    Hillman Professor of Oncology
    Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

    Learning Objectives

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

    Basic Properties of the Immune System

    • Describe the differences between innate immunity and adaptive immunity.
    • Describe the differences between humoral immunity and cellular immunity.
    • Describe the concept of self/non-self discrimination and immunologic memory.

    Cells and Tissues of the Immune System

    • Distinguish between the basic cell types involved in the immune response and their function, including B cells, T cells, natural killer (NK) cells, monocytes/macrophages and dendritic cells (DC).
    • Describe the architecture and functions of various immunologic tissues including the thymus, spleen, lymph nodes and bone marrow.

    Innate Immunity

    • Describe the key components of innate immunity including pattern recognition receptors and cells of the innate immune system.
    • Describe the function and regulation of innate immunity.
    • Describe how activation of innate immunity influences adaptive immune response.
    • Recognize how host cell death influences innate immunity. 

    Adaptive Immunity

    • Describe the components of the adaptive immune system including both humoral and cellular immunity.
    • Describe the function and regulation of adaptive immunity.
    • Define immune tolerance.
    • Describe how immune tolerance impacts adaptive immunity.

    Antigen Presentation

    • Distinguish class I and class II MHC antigen presentation.
    • Describe antigen uptake, processing and presentation.
    • Describe the concept of cross-presentation.

    Effector Immune Responses

    • Identify the cell populations involved in effector immune responses.
    • Describe the different mechanisms of effector functions.
    • Describe how effector functions are regulated.

    Inhibitory and Activating Immune Regulation

    • Describe the functions of major suppressive cell populations (regulatory T cells [Treg], and myeloid derived suppressor cells [MDSC])
    • Describe immunological synapses.
    • Describe the molecular mechanisms of immune cell activation.
    • Describe the molecular mechanisms of immune cell inhibition.
    • Distinguish between immune cell activation and inhibition of suppression as a pharmacological strategy.

    Integration of the Immune Response

    • Describe how the arms of the immune system interact.
    • List the host factors that influence the immune response.
    • List the environmental factors that influence the immune response.


     


    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

    Date of CE Release:  August 3, 2020
    Date of CE Expiration: August 3, 2022
    Approximate Time to Complete:  90 minutes

    Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
    No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
    No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Satisfactory Completion

    Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher (unlimited attempts to correctly answer 24 out of 30 questions) and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

    Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacist

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and SITC.  Amedco LLC 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.


    Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians, 1.50 contact hours for nurses, and 1.50 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

    ABIM MOC Credit
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Part 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

    Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
    The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­6.2, 6.5)

    All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed online. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.
     

    FIRST NAME

    LAST NAME

    RELATIONSHIP:COMMERCIAL INTEREST

    Robert

    Ferris

    Aduro Biotech, Inc; Amgen; Astra-Zeneca/MedImmune; Bain Capital Life Sciences; BMS; EMD Serono; GSK; Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc; Lilly; MacroGenics, Inc; Merck; Nanobiotix; Numab Therapeutics AG; Oncorus, Inc; Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd; Pfizer; PPD (Benitec, Immunicum); Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Tesaro; Torque Therapeutics; TTMS; VentiRx Pharmaceuticals:Consulting Fees

    Astra-Zeneca/MedImmune; BMS; Merck; Tesaro; TTMS:Contracted Research

     

    Janssen, Eli Lilly, Scibase, DermTech, BMS, Pfizer:Partner Consulting Fees

     

    Regeneron, Janssen, BMS, Abbvie, Novartis, BI, Castle Biosciences, Eli Lilly: Partner Contracted Research


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    During the period 8/3/20 through 8/3/22 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 Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 1: Basic Immunology Concepts.
    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 (unlimited attempts to correctly answer 24 out of 30 questions) 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, 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.

    Original Course Date: August 03, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACPE: 1.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1.50 hours Contact Hour

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 1: Basic Immunology Concepts
    Collapse Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 2: Basic Cancer Immunotherapy Concepts

    Published October 26, 2020

    Course Description
    This interactive online course is part of the Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy program, produced by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The purpose of the certificate program is to provide hospitals, medical centers, third-party payers, referring physicians, trainees and patients with an identifiable designation for healthcare providers who can safely and effectively participate in administration of immunotherapies and manage patients treated with these approaches. View all eight modules of the program and a detailed description of the program here.

    This course, Module 2: Basic Cancer Immunotherapy Concepts, will cover the biological foundation of cancer immunotherapy, applying the basic immunology you learned in the last module to help lay the foundation for future topics in this program.


    Click on image for FREE PREVIEW


     

     

     

     

     

     

     




    Target Audience
    The program is available to licensed physicians (U.S. licensed MD / DO or global equivalent). The courses and earning of the certificate (SITC-G; G = graduate) are also available to practicing, licensed NPs, PAs, and PharmDs or global equivalent. RPh degree holders are eligible if they are involved in direct clinical services. The courses are available to others who are not practicing clinicians, but they will not be eligible to earn the certificate.

    Faculty
    Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD
    Deputy Chair and Professor, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
    Director of Melanoma Clinical Research & Early Drug Development
    Co-Director, MD Anderson Brain Metastasis Clinic
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
     

    Learning Objectives

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

    Basis of Tumor Immunosurveillance and Immunotherapy

    • Describe how the immune system recognizes and eliminates cancer cells, including the concept of immunologic memory.
    • Characterize the function of specific immune cell populations in mediating tumor immunotherapy and/or immune suppression.
    • Distinguish between immunosurveillance, immunoediting and immunotherapy of cancer.
    • Identify the implications of immune depleted, excluded and infiltrated tumor microenvironments.
    • Identify how both central and peripheral tolerance can impact immunosurveillance and immunotherapy.
    • Describe the difference between primary and acquired resistance to immunotherapy.
    • Apply concepts of the cancer-immunity cycle to identify how biomarkers inform and influence tumor immunotherapy.

    Immunologic effects of other therapies

    • Describe the immunologic effects of standard cancer therapeutics on the tumor microenvironment and immune system.
    • Describe the potential impact of other, non-cancer agents, on tumor immunotherapy responses and toxicities.
    • Characterize the impact of standard cancer treatments on the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy.
    • Characterize the impact of standard cancer treatments on the toxicity of cancer immunotherapy.
    • Distinguish total body versus focal radiotherapy effects.
    • Recognize the impact of intratumoral injection and other local therapies on the tumor microenvironment and anti-tumor immune response.


     


    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

    Date of CE Release:  10/26/20
    Date of CE Expiration: 10/26/22
    Approximate Time to Complete:  90 minutes

    Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
    No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
    No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Satisfactory Completion

    Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher (unlimited attempts) and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

    Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacist

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and SITC.  Amedco LLC 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.


    Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians, 1.50 contact hours for nurses, and 1.50 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

    ABIM MOC Credit
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Part 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

    Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
    The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­6.2, 6.5)

    All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed online. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.
     

    FIRST NAME

    LAST NAME

    RELATIONSHIP:COMMERCIAL INTEREST

    Hussein

    Tawbi

    Genentech, BMS, Novartis, Merck, Array: Consulting Fees

    Genentech, BMS, Novartis, Merck, GSK: Contracted Research
     

    Silvia

    Formenti

    Grant/Research support from: Bristol Myers Squibb, Varian, Eli-Lilly, Janssen, Regeneron,Eisai, Merck: Contracted Research

    Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Varian, ViewRay, Elekta, Janssen, Regeneron, GlaxoSmithKline, Eisai, Astra Zeneca, MedImmune, Merck US, EMD Serono/Merck, Accuray: Honoria


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    During the approved time period, 10/26/20 - 10/26/22, 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 Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 2: Basic Cancer Immunotherapy Concepts.
    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, 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.

    Original Course Date: October 26, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACPE: 1.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1.50 hours Contact Hour

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 2: Basic Cancer Immunotherapy Concepts
    Collapse Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 3: Immune Checkpoint Blockade

    Published December 1, 2020

    Course Description
    This interactive online course is part of the Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy program, produced by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The purpose of the certificate program is to provide hospitals, medical centers, third-party payers, referring physicians, trainees and patients with an identifiable designation for healthcare providers who can safely and effectively participate in administration of immunotherapies and manage patients treated with these approaches. View all eight modules of the program and a detailed description of the program here.

    This course, Module 3: Immune Checkpoint Blockade, will cover the biological foundation of immune checkpoint blockade therapies as well as diving into their clinical use.


    Click on image for FREE PREVIEW


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Target Audience
    The program is available to licensed physicians (U.S. licensed MD / DO or global equivalent). The courses and earning of the certificate (SITC-G; G = graduate) are also available to practicing, licensed NPs, PAs, and PharmDs or global equivalent. RPh degree holders are eligible if they are involved in direct clinical services. The courses are available to others who are not practicing clinicians, but they will not be eligible to earn the certificate.

    Faculty
    Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
    Hillman Professor of Oncology
    Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    Basic Mechanisms of Checkpoint
    Blockade in Immunotherapy

    • Describe the basis for co-stimulation in T cell activation and priming.
    • Explain the mechanisms and consequences of co-inhibitory immune checkpoint receptors (ICR).
    • Identify negative downstream regulatory motifs and pathways associated with ICR signaling.
    • Distinguish the distinct activities of antibodies that target PD-1 compared to those that target PD-L1

    Biomarkers of Response to ICB and General Clinical Utility

    • Describe major biomarkers for patient eligibility for the use of immune checkpoint blockade across cancers (PD-L1 expression and extent, IFN signature, CD8 infiltration, Tumor Mutational Burden) and their relative value for prediction of clinical benefit.
    • Distinguish between validated and investigational biomarkers.
    • Describe the use of biomarkers to predict ORR, PFS and OS.
    • Identify patient-specific factors that may predict response (tumor burden, prior chemotherapy exposure, age, gender, site of disease, prior radiotherapy, etc.).
    Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Combination Approaches
    • Describe general clinical benefits of ICB with PD-1 or CTLA-4 monotherapy, or ICB combinations (including IO+IO and IO+other cancer therapy combinations).
    • Distinguish the benefits, dose and schedules of combination ICB versus the benefits, dose and schedule of conventional therapies (chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapies).
    • Identify validated vs investigational ICB combinations, and relevant cancer types.
    Monitoring Response to Checkpoint Blockade
    • Distinguish response criteria in ICB vs standard cancer treatment.
    • Describe kinetics and patterns of response to ICB.
    • Distinguish pseudoprogression from true disease progression.
    • Identify when to suspend or discontinue ICB treatment.


     


    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

    Date of CE Release:  December 1, 2020
    Date of CE Expiration: December 1, 2022
    Approximate Time to Complete:  90 minutes

    Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
    No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
    No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Satisfactory Completion

    Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher (unlimited attempts) and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

    Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacist

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and SITC.  Amedco LLC 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.


    Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians, 1.50 contact hours for nurses, and 1.50 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

    ABIM MOC Credit
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Part 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

    Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
    The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­6.2, 6.5)

    All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed online. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.
     

    FIRST NAME

    LAST NAME

    RELATIONSHIP:COMMERCIAL INTEREST

    Robert

    Ferris

    Aduro Biotech, Inc; Amgen; Astra-Zeneca/MedImmune; Bain Capital Life Sciences; BMS; EMD Serono; GSK; Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc; Lilly; MacroGenics, Inc; Merck; Nanobiotix; Numab Therapeutics AG; Oncorus, Inc; Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd; Pfizer; PPD (Benitec, Immunicum); Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Tesaro; Torque Therapeutics; TTMS; VentiRx Pharmaceuticals:Consulting Fees

    Astra-Zeneca/MedImmune; BMS; Merck; Tesaro; TTMS:Contracted Research

     

    Janssen, Eli Lilly, Scibase, DermTech, BMS, Pfizer:Partner Consulting Fees

     

    Regeneron, Janssen, BMS, Abbvie, Novartis, BI, Castle Biosciences, Eli Lilly: Partner Contracted Research

     

    Jose

    Lutzky

    Castle, Kimera Labs, Array, Iovance: Consulting Fees
     

    BMS, Novartis, Iovance, Replimune, Regeneron: Contracted Research


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    During the approved time period (12/1/20 - 12/1/22) 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 Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 3: Immune Checkpoint Blockade.
    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, 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.

    Original Course Date: December 01, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACPE: 1.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1.50 hours Contact Hour

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 3: Immune Checkpoint Blockade
    Collapse Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 4: Managing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Adverse Events

    Coming soon!

    Course Description
    This interactive online course is part of the Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy program, produced by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The purpose of the certificate program is to provide hospitals, medical centers, third-party payers, referring physicians, trainees and patients with an identifiable designation for healthcare providers who can safely and effectively participate in administration of immunotherapies and manage patients treated with these approaches. View all eight modules of the program and a detailed description of the program here.

    This course, Module 4: Managing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Adverse Events, will cover the presentations, diagnosis and management of adverse events resulting from immune checkpoint inhibitor treatments.


    Target Audience
    The program is available to licensed physicians (U.S. licensed MD / DO or global equivalent). The courses and earning of the certificate (SITC-G; G = graduate) are also available to practicing, licensed NPs, PAs, and PharmDs or global equivalent. RPh degree holders are eligible if they are involved in direct clinical services. The courses are available to others who are not practicing clinicians, but they will not be eligible to earn the certificate.

    Faculty
    Jason Luke, MD, FACP
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Director, Cancer Immunotherapeutics Center within the UPMC Hillman Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program
    University of Pittsburch Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
     

    Learning Objectives

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

    Recognition, Frequency and Kinetics of Immune-Related Toxicities

    • Identify the immune-related toxicities associated with checkpoint inhibition.
    • Classify severity of immune related side effects.
    • Describe the kinetics of immune-related toxicities of immune checkpoint inhibition.
    • Distinguish immune-related side effects from those related to disease progression.
    • Recognize and manage hyperprogression.
    • Manage concurrent multiple adverse events.
    • Manage immunosuppressive medications used to treat adverse events.

    Management of Immune-Related
    Colitis

    • Describe how to diagnose immune-related colitis.
    • Describe the frequency and time to development of immune-related colitis associated with distinct immunotherapeutic drugs.
    • Manage grade 1/2 colitis and steroid refractory immune-related colitis.

    Management of Immune-Related Pneumonitis

    • Diagnose immune-related pneumonitis.
    • Describe the frequency of immune-related pneumonitis with distinct cancer types.
    • Manage immune-related pneumonitis.

    Management of Immune-Related Endocrinopathies

    • List immune-related endocrinopathies.
    • Recognize and diagnose immune-related endocrinopathies.
    • Treat immune-related endocrinopathies based on the severity of the toxicity.
    • Counsel patients about long term consequences and management of endocrinopathies.
    Management of Immune-Related
    Hepatitis
    • Recognize and diagnose immune-related hepatitis.
    • Treat immune-related hepatitis based on the severity of the toxicity.

    Management of Immune-Related
    Cutaneous Events

    • List immune-related cutaneous events.
    • Recognize and diagnose immune-related cutaneous events.
    • Treat immune-related cutaneous events based on the severity of the toxicity.

    Management of Other (Rare)
    Immune-related Adverse Events

    • List rare immune-related adverse events.
    • Recognize and diagnose rare immune-related adverse events.
    • Treat rare immune-related adverse events based on the severity of the toxicity.

    Unique aspects of IO-containing combination therapies

    • Describe the patterns and severity of adverse events with IO-containing combination therapies relative to the single agents.
    • Distinguish between immune-related and other toxicities in patients receiving IO-containing combination therapies.

    Chronic Toxicities Associated with
    Cancer Immunotherapy

    • List chronic toxicities of immunotherapy.
    • Describe the time course of chronic toxicities of immunotherapy.
    • Manage the chronic toxicities of immunotherapy.
    Management of Non-Immune-Mediated Adverse Events
    • List non-immune-mediated adverse events.
    • Recognize non-immune-mediated adverse events.
    • Treat non-immune-mediated adverse events.
    Management of ICB therapy in
    the Context of an Adverse Event
    • Describe when ICB therapy can be continued, reduced or discontinued in the face of toxicity.
    • Describe when ICB therapy can be reinstated following management of toxicity.


     


    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

    Date of CE Release:  To be announced
    Date of CE Expiration: To be announced
    Approximate Time to Complete:  90 minutes

    Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
    No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
    No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Satisfactory Completion

    Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher (unlimited attempts) and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

    Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacist

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and SITC.  Amedco LLC 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.


    Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians, 1.50 contact hours for nurses, and 1.50 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

    ABIM MOC Credit
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Part 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

    Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
    The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­6.2, 6.5)

    All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed online. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.
     

    FIRST NAME

    LAST NAME

    RELATIONSHIP:COMMERCIAL INTEREST

    To be updated before the launch of the module    


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    During the approved time period (to be announced) 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 Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 4: Managing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Adverse Events.
    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, 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.

    Original Course Date: November 02, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACPE: 1.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1.50 hours Contact Hour

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 4: Managing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Adverse Events
    Collapse Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 5: Other Approaches (Cytokines, Vaccines, and Immune Cell Engagers)

    Coming soon!

    Course Description
    This interactive online course is part of the Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy program, produced by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The purpose of the certificate program is to provide hospitals, medical centers, third-party payers, referring physicians, trainees and patients with an identifiable designation for healthcare providers who can safely and effectively participate in administration of immunotherapies and manage patients treated with these approaches. View all eight modules of the program and a detailed description of the program here.

    This course, Module 5: Other Approaches (Cytokines, Vaccines, and Immune Cell Engagers), will cover the biological foundation and clinical implementation of cytokines, vaccines and immune cell engagers as immunotherapies for cancer, including adverse event management.


    Target Audience
    The program is available to licensed physicians (U.S. licensed MD / DO or global equivalent). The courses and earning of the certificate (SITC-G; G = graduate) are also available to practicing, licensed NPs, PAs, and PharmDs or global equivalent. RPh degree holders are eligible if they are involved in direct clinical services. The courses are available to others who are not practicing clinicians, but they will not be eligible to earn the certificate.

    Faculty

    Bernard Fox, PhD
    Chief, Laboratory of Molecular and Tumor Immunology
    Harder Family Chair for Cancer Research
    Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center
    Earle A. Chiles Research Institute
    Providence Cancer Center, Portland, OR
     

    Learning Objectives

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

    Basic Mechanisms

    • Define the types and functions of cytokines and chemokines used in cancer immunotherapy.
    • Distinguish among the various types of cancer vaccines.
    • Describe the different types and functions of tumor antigens used in cancer vaccines.
    • Classify the different delivery platforms for cancer vaccines.
    • Describe how personalized cancer vaccines differ from standard cancer vaccines.
    • Identify different methods and routes of administration of immunotherapy agents.
    • Define the types of immunologic adjuvants and their distinct functions in promoting immune responses.
    • Recognize the role of innate immune activators in promoting tumor immunotherapy.
    • Describe the mechanism of action of immune cell engagers.
    • Compare and contrast immune cell engagers with adoptive cellular therapies.
    • Describe potential mechanisms of relapse following immune cell engager therapies.

    Clinical Use and Development

    • Appreciate the historical data on vaccine and cytokine treatment of malignancy.
    • List current clinical indications for vaccines, cytokines, and immune cell engagers in cancer treatment.
    • Explain how immunologic boosting can enhance anti-tumor immunity with vaccines.
    • Describe the role of immunotherapy and vaccines in cancer prevention.
    • Characterize new and emerging vaccines, cytokines and immune cell engagers under clinical investigation.
    • Describe how cytokine levels may be used as prognostic and predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapy.

    Combination Approaches

    • Describe how cytokines, vaccines, and immune cell engagers can be combined with other immunotherapy agents to promote T cell recruitment and anti-tumor immunity.
    • Recognize the role of non-immune agents in promoting tumor immunity in combination with cytokines, vaccines, and immune cell engagers.
    • Define immunogenic cell death (ICD) and describe how combination approaches promote ICD and anti-tumor immunity.
    • Explain the abscopal effect of local therapy.
    • Describe how other agents can enhance immunotherapy.

    Patient Selection, Management and Monitoring

    • Apply criteria for patient selection for IL-2 or interferon therapy.
    • Identify contraindications to treatment with cytokines.
    • Describe methods needed to safely monitor patients on high-dose IL-2 therapy.
    • Describe criteria for patient selection for vaccine treatment.
    • Identify contraindications to treatment with vaccine therapy.
    • Describe patient selection criteria for immune cell engager therapies.
    • Identify contraindications to immune cell engager therapies.
    • Determine duration of treatment and when to assess patients for clinical response.

    Management of Adverse Events

    • Recognize the type and severity of adverse events associated with cytokine, vaccine, and immune cell engager administration.
    • Apply appropriate interventions to ameliorate toxicities associated with cytokines, vaccines, and immune cell engagers.  
    • Identify appropriate institutional and provider resources and procedures needed to manage cytokine-related toxicities.
    • Recognize the importance of continuing education for high-dose cytokine delivery teams.
    • Recognize the interactions between cytokines, vaccines, and immune cell engagers with other immunotherapy and non-immunotherapy cancer agents for causing unknown or unexpected adverse events.


     


    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

    Date of CE Release:  To be announced
    Date of CE Expiration: To be announced
    Approximate Time to Complete:  90 minutes

    Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
    No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
    No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Satisfactory Completion

    Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher (unlimited attempts) and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

    Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacist

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and SITC.  Amedco LLC 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.


    Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians, 1.50 contact hours for nurses, and 1.50 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

    ABIM MOC Credit
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Part 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

    Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
    The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­6.2, 6.5)

    All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed online. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.
     

    FIRST NAME

    LAST NAME

    RELATIONSHIP:COMMERCIAL INTEREST

    To be updated before the launch of the module    


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    During the approved time period (to be announced) 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 Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 5: Other Approaches (Cytokines, Vaccines, and Immune Cell Engagers).
    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, 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.

    Original Course Date: December 07, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACPE: 1.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1.50 hours Contact Hour

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 5: Other Approaches (Cytokines, Vaccines, and Immune Cell Engagers)
    Collapse Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 6: Oncolytic Viruses and Intralesional Therapy

    Coming soon!

    Course Description
    This interactive online course is part of the Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy program, produced by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The purpose of the certificate program is to provide hospitals, medical centers, third-party payers, referring physicians, trainees and patients with an identifiable designation for healthcare providers who can safely and effectively participate in administration of immunotherapies and manage patients treated with these approaches. View all eight modules of the program and a detailed description of the program here.

    This course, Module 6: Oncolytic Viruses and Intralesional Therapy, will cover the biological foundation and clinical implementation of intratumoral therapies and oncolytic viruses.


    Target Audience
    The program is available to licensed physicians (U.S. licensed MD / DO or global equivalent). The courses and earning of the certificate (SITC-G; G = graduate) are also available to practicing, licensed NPs, PAs, and PharmDs or global equivalent. RPh degree holders are eligible if they are involved in direct clinical services. The courses are available to others who are not practicing clinicians, but they will not be eligible to earn the certificate.

    Faculty

    Brian Gastman, MD
    Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
    Member, Hematopoietic and Immune Cancer Biology Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    Department of Plastic Surgery
    Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH

    Ann Silk, MD, MS
    Co-Director of the Merkel Cell Carcinoma Center of Excellence
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
     

    Learning Objectives

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

    Basic Mechanisms of Oncolytic Viruses
    and Intralesional Therapy

    • Describe the rationale for intralesional therapy as a strategy for modulating tumor cells and promoting immunity.
    • Distinguish the differences between oncolytic viruses and non-viral intralesional approaches.  
    • Classify the different viruses available for cancer immunotherapy and their advantages and disadvantages.
    • List approved oncolytic viruses and intralesional agents.
    • Describe the dual mechanism of action of oncolytic viruses in mediating anti-tumor immunity.
    • Identify how oncolytic viruses can deliver transgenes to promote anti-tumor activity.
    • Describe alternative delivery routes of administration for oncolytic viruses and other intralesional agents.

    Patient Selection and Monitoring
    for Oncolytic Virus Therapies and Intralesional Therapy

    • Identify eligible patients for oncolytic viruses and intralesional therapy.
    • Determine when oncolytic viruses and/or intralesional therapy should be considered in patient management.
    • Select appropriate tumors for injection of an oncolytic virus and/or intralesional therapy.
    • Determine the volume of oncolytic virus and/or intralesional agent for patient therapy.
    • Describe the process of injecting oncolytic viruses and/or intralesional treatments in patients with cancer.
    • Identify the role of interventional radiology in administration of intralesional treatments to deep and/or visceral tumors.
    • Apply appropriate injection site management following injection of intralesional agents.
    • Define the patterns of response with oncolytic viruses and other intralesional treatments.
    • Identify contraindications to oncolytic virus and/or intralesional therapy.
    • Outline the potential role for oncolytic viruses and intralesional therapy as part of combination regimens for patients with cancer.

    Management of Oncolytic Virus and intralesional therapy Adverse Events

    • Identify the most common adverse events seen with oncolytic viruses and/or other intralesional treatments.
    • Prescribe appropriate intervention for managing common adverse events associated with oncolytic viruses and intralesional therapies.

    Logistical and Biosafety Issues
    Associated with Oncolytic Virus Therapy

    • Describe the biosafety issues associated with oncolytic virus administration.
    • Recognize the potential for bioshedding and contact transmission associated with oncolytic viruses.
    • Explain how to modify patient flow to optimize integration of oncolytic viruses and intralesional treatments into clinical practice.
    • Implement standard operating procedures for safe delivery of oncolytic viruses and intralesional treatments into clinical practice.


     


    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

    Date of CE Release:  To be announced
    Date of CE Expiration: To be announced
    Approximate Time to Complete:  90 minutes

    Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
    No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
    No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Satisfactory Completion

    Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher (unlimited attempts) and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

    Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacist

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and SITC.  Amedco LLC 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.


    Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians, 1.50 contact hours for nurses, and 1.50 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

    ABIM MOC Credit
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Part 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

    Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
    The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­6.2, 6.5)

    All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed online. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.
     

    FIRST NAME

    LAST NAME

    RELATIONSHIP:COMMERCIAL INTEREST

    To be updated before the launch of the module    


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    During the approved time period (to be announced) 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 Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 6: Oncolytic Viruses and Intralesional Therapy.
    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, 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.

    Original Course Date: January 04, 2021
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACPE: 1.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1.50 hours Contact Hour

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 6: Oncolytic Viruses and Intralesional Therapy
    Collapse Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 7: CAR T Cell and Cellular Therapy

    Coming soon!

    Course Description
    This interactive online course is part of the Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy program, produced by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The purpose of the certificate program is to provide hospitals, medical centers, third-party payers, referring physicians, trainees and patients with an identifiable designation for healthcare providers who can safely and effectively participate in administration of immunotherapies and manage patients treated with these approaches. View all eight modules of the program and a detailed description of the program here.

    This course, Module 7: CAR T Cell and Cellular Therapy, will cover the mechanisms and clinical administration of cellular therapies for cancer, including an emphasis on adverse event management.


    Target Audience
    The program is available to licensed physicians (U.S. licensed MD / DO or global equivalent). The courses and earning of the certificate (SITC-G; G = graduate) are also available to practicing, licensed NPs, PAs, and PharmDs or global equivalent. RPh degree holders are eligible if they are involved in direct clinical services. The courses are available to others who are not practicing clinicians, but they will not be eligible to earn the certificate.

    Faculty
    Carl June, MD
    Richard W. Vague Professor In Immunotherapy, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
    Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
     

    Learning Objectives

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

    Basic Mechanisms of Adoptive T Cell Immunotherapy

    • Describe the biologic basis for adoptive T cell therapy of cancer.
    • Define significance of different target antigens and signaling moieties in CAR T cell activity.
    • Contrast the differences between CAR T and other adoptive T cell strategies.
    • Distinguish between different CAR T preparations such as target antigen but also viral vector culture conditions and signaling moieties.

    Cellular therapies and Current Clinical Indications

    • Classify the types of adoptive T cell therapies approved for cancer treatment.
    • Describe clinical indications of approved therapies.
    • Describe off-label uses of CAR T cell therapy.

    Patient Selection for
    T Cell-based Therapy

    • Identify when patients should be referred for cellular therapy.
    • Recognize contraindications to adoptive cell administration.
    • Describe the timeline of adoptive cellular therapy preparation and administration.

    Management of CAR T Cell
    Administration and Adverse Events

    • Describe the preparation of CAR T and patient disease management prior to administration.
    • Recognize the different types and patterns of CAR T-related toxicity.
    • Outline approaches to monitoring patients for CAR T-related toxicity including cytokine release syndrome and neurotoxicity.
    • Describe grading and management of cytokine release syndrome and neurotoxicity.
    • Describe typical kinetics of response of malignancy to CAR T cell therapy.
    • Describe long term monitoring and management of CAR T cell patients including identification and management of long term toxicities such as cytopenias and immuno-deficiency.
    • Describe the resources required for outpatient management of CAR T cell therapy

    Requirements for CAR T Cell Program Development

    • Describe the requirements for site certification for administering cellular therapies, including REMS training.
    • Identify other medical specialists who need to participate in REMS training and care of CAR T patients.
    • Outline data reporting requirements for CAR T cell programs.
    • Describe in-patient versus out-patient management and monitoring of CAR T cell patients.


     


    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

    Date of CE Release:  To be announced
    Date of CE Expiration: To be announced
    Approximate Time to Complete:  90 minutes

    Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
    No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
    No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Satisfactory Completion

    Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher (unlimited attempts) and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

    Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacist

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and SITC.  Amedco LLC 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.


    Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians, 1.50 contact hours for nurses, and 1.50 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

    ABIM MOC Credit
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Part 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

    Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
    The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­6.2, 6.5)

    All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed online. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.
     

    FIRST NAME

    LAST NAME

    RELATIONSHIP:COMMERCIAL INTEREST

    To be updated before the launch of the module    


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    During the approved time period (to be announced) 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 Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 7: CAR T Cell and Cellular Therapy.
    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, 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.

    Original Course Date: February 01, 2021
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACPE: 1.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1.50 hours Contact Hour

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 7: CAR T Cell and Cellular Therapy
    Collapse Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 8: Implementing Cancer Immunotherapy in Clinical Practice

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    Course Description
    This interactive online course is part of the Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy program, produced by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The purpose of the certificate program is to provide hospitals, medical centers, third-party payers, referring physicians, trainees and patients with an identifiable designation for healthcare providers who can safely and effectively participate in administration of immunotherapies and manage patients treated with these approaches. View all eight modules of the program and a detailed description of the program here.

    This course, Module 8: Implementing Cancer Immunotherapy in Clinical Practice, will cover the practical aspects of instituting immunotherapy treatments in a clinical practice, such as education considerations, value-based care, and access to patient and provider resources.


    Target Audience
    The program is available to licensed physicians (U.S. licensed MD / DO or global equivalent). The courses and earning of the certificate (SITC-G; G = graduate) are also available to practicing, licensed NPs, PAs, and PharmDs or global equivalent. RPh degree holders are eligible if they are involved in direct clinical services. The courses are available to others who are not practicing clinicians, but they will not be eligible to earn the certificate.

    Faculty
    Sigrun Hallmeyer, MD
    Director, Advocate Medical Group
    Member, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
     

    Learning Objectives

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

    How Cancer Immunotherapy Integrates
    into Value-based Clinical Care

    • Contrast the role of IO versus standard cancer therapies in the setting of personalized care approaches.
    • Evaluate IO in the NCCN/ASCO value framework.
    • Interpret published data on Patient Reported Outcomes.
    • Analyze cost of IO in the setting of quality of life, earning potential preserved, duration of response, and duration of therapy.

    Optimizing Resources for Cancer Immunotherapy Patient Care

    • Identify and access local, regional and national support foundations and financial support programs.
    • Identify patient education resources.
    • Tailor patient and staff communication to the dynamic and complex nature of IO, including continuous education strategies, telemedicine, etc.

    Educating Non-cancer Professionals
    about Cancer Immunotherapy

    • Build a dedicated multidisciplinary team with expertise in immuno-oncology administration, adverse events diagnosis and management.
    • Develop subspecialty-targeted learning programs for education on IO.
    • Identify best practices of communicating with primary care physicians and emergency physician on how to recognize treatment related adverse events.

    Patient Selection in Immunotherapy

    • Interpret the value and limitations of current biomarkers in different IO settings.
    • Distinguish the risk/benefit ratios for each individual case based on published data, expert opinion or personal experience.
    • Describe the key elements of a detailed informed consent discussion.
    • Describe IO therapy in populations traditionally deemed ineligible for clinical trials 


     


    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

    Date of CE Release:  To be announced
    Date of CE Expiration: To be announced
    Approximate Time to Complete:  90 minutes

    Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
    No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
    No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

    Satisfactory Completion

    Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher (unlimited attempts) and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

    Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacist

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and SITC.  Amedco LLC 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.


    Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians, 1.50 contact hours for nurses, and 1.50 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

    ABIM MOC Credit
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Part 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

    Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
    The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­6.2, 6.5)

    All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed online. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.
     

    FIRST NAME

    LAST NAME

    RELATIONSHIP:COMMERCIAL INTEREST

    To be updated before the launch of the module    


    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    During the approved time period (to be announced) 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 Certificate in Cancer Immunotherapy Module 8: Implementing Cancer Immunotherapy in Clinical Practice.
    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, 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.

    Original Course Date: March 01, 2021
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • CoP: 0.00 hours Certificate of Participation
  • : 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
  • ACPE: 1.50 hours Contact Hour
  • ANCC: 1.50 hours Contact Hour

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