CME Presentations

CLL QI


Presentations


Speakers

  • Nilanjan Ghosh, MD, PhD

    Nilanjan Ghosh, MD, PhD

    Nilanjan Ghosh, MD, PhD

    Professor of Medicine and Chair

    Nilanjan Ghosh, MD, PhD is an attending physician, a professor of medicine, and chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders at the Levine Cancer Institute, as well as a clinical professor of medicine at Wake Forest Baptist, all associated with Atrium Health. Board-certified in hematology-oncology (cancer and blood disorders), Dr. Ghosh specializes in treating lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He is the founder and serves as chief of the Lymphoma Division at Levine. His research interests include lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, CAR T-cell therapy, stem-cell transplant, development of novel therapies, and overcoming disparities in healthcare.
  • Danielle Brander, MD

    Danielle Brander, MD

    Danielle Brander, MD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy

    Danielle Brander, MD, is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Brander completed her residency/fellowship, in the Department of Internal Medicine and trained in Hematology/Oncology. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy, an area in which she is a specialist, at the Duke Medical School. In addition, she is a member of the Duke Cancer Institute. Her main focus is on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and other slow growing or indolent Lymphomas. Dr. Brander would like patients to know that she understands that this is a new and different situation for them, and that this is a partnership for the long haul. She also wants them to know that she has compassion for what they are going through.

CME Information

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Module 1: Cytogenetic Testing for Patients with CLL/SLL &
Module 2: Guideline Recommendations for the Front-line Setting

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. in collaboration with CLL Society and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

DATE OF LIVE ACTIVITY

Module 1: Cytogenetic Testing for Patients with CLL/SLL - Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 2:00–2:30pm ET
Module 2: Guideline Recommendations for the Front-line Setting - Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 2:30–3:00pm ET

TARGET AUDIENCE

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of community-based physicians and teams, including malignant hematologists or hematologic oncologists, medical oncologists, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other members of the CLL care team.

STATEMENT OF NEED/PROGRAM OVERVIEW

As targeted therapies have become the standard of care in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), it is increasingly important to refine therapy selection based on risk stratification. An in-depth analysis of community-based CLL practice patterns, registry data, and clinical guidelines can provide a benchmark for your own practice. Does your practice align with current evidence?

Hear from expert clinicians, Dr. Danielle Brander and Dr. Nilanjan Ghosh, as they explore current data and the patient and care-team factors that influence selection of therapy for CLL in the community setting. The panel will provide practical strategies to apply in your practice; which may can include improving timely testing, documentation, risk-stratification, treatment selection, and CLL management. Walk away with ready-to-implement actions to improve your team’s management of newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory CLL.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Apply the findings from the informCLL study as they relate to prognostic and cytogenetic testing in patients with CLL/SLL
  • Compare and contrast efficacy and safety data for guideline-recommended therapy options in the frontline and relapsed/recurrent settings
  • Integrate targeted therapy into point-of-care decisions for patients with CLL
  • Evaluate real-world patient-provider data to align on therapeutic goals, guideline-adherent practices, and delivery of quality care

PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC RECOGNITION STATEMENT

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 medical knowledge MOC point(s) 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.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE

This activity should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, participants must receive a score of 70% on the post-test.

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media.

FEE INFORMATION & REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

There is no fee for this educational activity.

DISCLOSURES OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Danielle M. Brander, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, CLL & Lymphoma Clinical Research Program
Duke Cancer Institute
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): AbbVie, Pharmacyclics
Contracted Research: AbbVie, ArQule/Merck, Ascentage, AstraZeneca/Acerta, BeiGene, Catapult, DTRM, Genentech, Juno/Celgene/BMS, MEI Pharma, NeWave, Novartis, Pharmacyclics, TG Therapeutics
Other: InformCLL registry steering committee (Pharmacyclics), CORE registry steering committee (AbbVie)
Nilanjan Ghosh, MD, PhD, FACP
Kerry and Simone Vickar Family Foundation Endowed Chair
Chair, Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders
Chief, Lymphoma Division
Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Seagen, TG Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, Phamacyclics, Janssen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Kite Pharma, Beigene, Incyte, Lava Therapeutics, Incyte, Roche/Genentech, Novartis, Loxo Oncology, AbbVie, Genmab, Adaptive Biotech, ADC Therapeutics
Contracted Research (Principal Investigators must provide information, even if received by the institution): TG Therapeutics, Genentech/Roche, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead, Morphosys, AbbVie, Pharmacyclics
Honoraria: Seagen, TG Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, Phamacyclics, Janssen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Kite Pharma, Beigene, Incyte, Lava Therapeutics, Incyte, Roche/Genentech, Novartis, Loxo Oncology, AbbVie, Genmab, Adaptive Biotech, ADC Therapeutics
Speakers' Bureau: AstraZeneca

The planners and managers at Global Education Group have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and managers at PlatformQ Health Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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. Global Education Group (Global) and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC 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 any organization associated with this activity. 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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