Managing Multiple Myeloma Complications: Renal Failure, Bone Disease, and Infections

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Release Date: October 02, 2014
Expiration Date: October 02, 2015

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
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Program Overview

While therapeutic approaches for multiple myeloma have improved significantly in recent years, patients with this disease are still at risk for developing potentially severe disease-related complications, including renal impairment, bone disease and infection. These complications must be proactively monitored for and treated, to prevent worsening of disease. In this focused activity, Dr. Ann Mohrbacher addresses specific therapeutic interventions to reduce skeletal complications, to prevent renal injury and reverse it when it does occur, and to minimize the risk of infections in patients with multiple myeloma.

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 the management of patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • List specific interventions for renal impairment, bone disease and infection


Complications: Renal Failure, Bone Disease, and Infections – Ann F. Mohrbacher, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through October 2, 2015. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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Faculty Biography

Ann F. Mohrbacher, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Ann Mohrbacher received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. In addition, she was a fellow in clinical oncology/tumor immunology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Mohrbacher is currently an associate professor of clinical medicine at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

A devoted educator, researcher and medical practitioner, Dr. Mohrbacher is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. She is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Society of Hematology, and the Southwest Oncology Group, and is on the Board of Directors of the California Lymphoma Group. Dr. Mohrbacher has been published in a number of medical journals and has been invited to lecture on topics including radioimmunotherapy of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and B-cell targeted therapy of rheumatoid arthritis. Her major areas of research interest include trials of novel clinical agents to treat hematologic malignancies; immunotherapy of hematologic malignancies with monoclonal antibodies and antitumor vaccines; and blood stem cell transplantation in lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma.


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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Ann Mohrbacher has received honoraria related to the development of educational materials from Celgene Corporation, as well as speakers’ bureau activities from Genentech, Inc. and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.

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.

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In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is independently peer reviewed 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. Mohrbacher has indicated that she 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. Mohrbacher has indicated that she 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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