This activity is no longer available for credit, however its content is still (may still be) relevant for your educational needs.
Valid: May 11th, 2009 - May 11th, 2010
This activity is no longer available for credit, however its content is still relevant for your educational needs.
Statement of Need
The purpose of this activity is to enhance knowledge concerning the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM).
This activity was developed for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
At the completion of this activity participants should be able to:
- Define the role of posttransplant maintenance therapy in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM)
- Describe how novel agents for MM can be used to sustain response and possibly delay relapse in patients with MM
- Interpret new data from clinical trials of maintenance regimens for MM as reported at the 2008 ASH annual meeting
- Identify the risks and benefits associated with novel agents used in the maintenance setting, including increased toxicity and acquired drug resistance
Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products(s) to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakersâ€™ bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
*Sagar Lonial, MD, is a consultant for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Millennium, and Novartis, and has received research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Gloucester, Millennium, and Novartis.
Elizabeth Bilotti, MSN, APRN, BC, OCN® is on the speaker's bureau for Amgen, Celgene, and Pharmion.
*Jonathan Kaufman, MD, is a consultant for Celgene and Millennium.
Timothy McGuire, PharmD, FCCP, BCOP has received research support from AstraZeneca.
*Content will include non-FDA-approved uses.
The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.