Exemplar video presentations from the live Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are used as content for online courses. One video has been selected for each topic of the 2017 ACI program (twelve total modules).
The online modules will facilitate understanding of the clinical applications of 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.
This course is Module 9 of 12: The Mechanisms of Immune-Related Adverse Events. This module covers the inflammatory reaction produced by immune system responses, differences in adverse events compared to cytotoxic chemotherapy and targeted agents, and the timing of various immune toxicities.
These modules have been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer.
Approximate Time to Complete: 30 minutes
Credit Availabe: Oct. 6, 2017- September 30, 2018
Other Available Modules
Module 1: Basic Principles of Cancer Immunotherapy
Module 2: Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Melanoma
Module 3: Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Lung Cancer
Module 4: Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Genitourinary Cancers
Module 5: Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies
Module 6: Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers
Module 7: Effective Practices for Incorporating Immunotherapy into Hospital Operations
Module 8: Coverage and Reimbursement Challenges and Strategies
Module 9: Mechanisms of Immune-Related Adverse Events
Module 10: Nursing Perspective on irAEs: Patient Education, Monitoring and Management
Module 11: Management and Mitigation of irAEs for Immunotherapy Prescribers
Module 12: Identification and Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events in the Emergency Setting
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
- Identify the appropriate clinical management of common side effects of immunotherapy agents.
- Implement cancer immunotherapy treatments for melanoma, lung, genitourinary, head and neck, and/or hematologic cancers into clinical practice appropriately.
- Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients receiving immunotherapy and their families.
- Pharmacist participants will be able to provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team.