A Clinical Practice Guide to Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma with Expansion of Myeloma Defining Events to Include SLiM

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Release Date: February 26, 2016
Expiration Date: February 26, 2017

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

Prior to developing clinical symptoms, patients with multiple myeloma will progress through the asymptomatic stages of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM). For asymptomatic patients, current diagnostic criteria quantify the underlying disease burden and provide insight on the risk of progression to active MM. This activity will review best practices in the diagnosis and initial monitoring of patients with MGUS, SMM, and active MM to support the delivery of timely intervention in appropriate patients.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who have an interest in enhancing their clinical skills in multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between MGUS, smoldering multiple myeloma, and active multiple myeloma
  • Summarize the steps required to achieve a differential diagnosis of MGUS, smoldering multiple myeloma, and active multiple myeloma

Agenda

A Clinical Practice Guide to Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma with Expansion of Myeloma Defining Events to Include SLiM – Joshua Richter, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through February 26, 2017. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
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  6. Certificates for CME credit may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

Joshua Richter, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey

Dr. Joshua Richter received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed a multiple myeloma residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital – New York Medical College, and a hematology/oncology fellowship at Yale Cancer Center, Yale University. Dr. Richter is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Dr. Richter is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. He has been published in numerous oncology journals, including Blood, Clinical of Immunology and Leukemia Lymphoma. Dr. Richter has worked at some of the world’s most prestigious cancer centers and specializes in multiple myeloma at John Theurer Cancer Center which allows the division to further expand its internationally-recognized myeloma clinical and research practice.

Accreditation

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MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for .25 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-16-068-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

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Disclosure

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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Joshua Richter has received honoraria related to speakers’ bureau activities from Amgen Inc., Celgene Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis AG, and Takeda Oncology, as well as consultant fees from Amgen and Takeda Oncology.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, executive director, and Eugene R. Tombler, PhD, FACME, medical director, oncology, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosures/Investigational Disclosures

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

Dr. Richter has indicated that he does intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the US.

Dr. Richter has indicated that he does intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the US.

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