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How Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Are Changing the Treatment Landscape for Metastatic Melanoma

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CME Symposium

Friday, October 20, 2017
11:10 AM – 12:10 PM

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Room Name: Room M4
Street Address: Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
City, State: South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

FACULTY

Professor Grant McArthur
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Melbourne
Dr Matteo Carlino
Westmead Clinical School
University of Sydney

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Metastatic melanoma has a high mortality rate and is refractory to traditional treatments but recent clinical trials have shown significantly improved patient outcomes with checkpoint inhibitors. However, treating physicians may find its use challenging due to limited clinical experience and confidence in prescribing immunotherapies, especially among patient populations under-represented in clinical trials and in managing immune-related adverse events. This satellite symposium will cover the current practices and challenges in management of metastatic melanoma, as well as insights on the future management of melanoma patients.

AGENDA

  • Welcome and introductions

  • The biology and results of treating patients with metastatic melanoma with immune checkpoint inhibitors

  • Practical management of patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors

  • Q&A, evaluation

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:

  1. Explain the modes of action of available immunotherapies for treating metastatic melanoma
  2. Outline the rationale for the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors singly or in combination
  3. Discuss the evidence (clinical trial data) for the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic melanoma
  4. List immune-related adverse events (irAEs) that may occur with the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors and how they should be identified and managed.

CME Credit (Physicians)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and In Vivo Academy. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

An application has been made to the EACCME.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients with metastatic melanoma.

FEE INFORMATION

There is no registration fee for attending this symposium. Pre-registration does not guarantee seating. Arrive early—seating is limited!

CME INQUIRIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact Lisa Sullivan of In Vivo Academy at admin@invivoacademy.org prior to the live event.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

PARTNER INFORMATION

Jointly provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and In Vivo Academy.

EVENT DATE: Friday, October 20, 2017

Starts: 11:10 AM

Ends:   12:10 PM

LOCATION:

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Room Name:  Room M4
Street Address:  Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
City, State:  South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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CME Symposium

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Non-physician
Course opens: 
08/28/2017
Course expires: 
10/20/2017
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Non-physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/28/2017
Course expires: 
10/20/2017
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