Highlights from the 2018 ESH International Conference on Multiple Myeloma

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Release Date: December 20, 2018
Expiration Date: December 20, 2019

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

In this activity, Dr. Saad Z. Usmani provides an overview of important significant updates presented at the 4th International Conference on Multiple Myeloma held in Mandelieu, France. He will share insights on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to: smoldering myeloma, frontline therapy, assessment of response, relapsed myeloma, and advances in immunotherapies. Dr. Usmani will also discuss the status of novel agents such as selinexor, venetoclax, isatuximab, and AMG-420.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including hematologists, oncologists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize how new and emerging agents are changing the frontline treatment of patients with multiple myeloma
  • Identify new safety and efficacy data supporting use of emerging agents in frontline settings for patients with multiple myeloma
  • Outline interim data supporting efficacy of novel treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, including CAR T-cell therapy
  • Describe practical strategies for incorporating new advances into clinical practice as emerging therapies are approved for use in multiple myeloma

Agenda

Highlights from the 2018 ESH International Conference on Multiple Myeloma – Saad Z. Usmani, MD, FACP

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through December 20, 2019. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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Faculty Biography

Saad Z. Usmani, MD, FACP
Chief, Plasma Cell Disorders Program
Director, Clinical Research in Hematologic Malignancies
Levine Cancer Institute/Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Saad Usmani received his medical education at Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, Pakistan. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Sinai-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Usmani is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, Chief of the Plasma Cell Disorder Program, and Director of Clinical Research in Hematologic Malignancies at the Levine Cancer Institute/Atrium Health.

Dr. Usmani is a member of the International Myeloma Working Group, SWOG Myeloma Committee, American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation. He has served on the ASCO Scientific Committee on Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders, the ASH Committee on Plasma Cell Neoplasia, and the NCI Myeloma Steering Committee.

Dr. Usmani is on the editorial review board of numerous medical journals, has authored/co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed research manuscripts and 100 abstracts at national and international meetings. A specialist in hematology, medical oncology and bone marrow transplantation, Dr. Usmani’s clinical and translational research has been focused on plasma cell disorders, specifically high-risk multiple myeloma.

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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 0.5 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-18-057-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Saad Usmani has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., Inc., Seattle Genetics, Inc., Takeda Oncology, and TeneoBio, as well as speakers’ bureau activities from Amgen, Celgene, Janssen, and Takeda Oncology. He has received grant support related to research activities from AbbVie Inc., Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene, Janssen, Pharmacyclics, Inc., Sanofi. Seattle Genetics, Inc., and Takeda Oncology.

Planning Committee Disclosures

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