Paving the Way to Novel Therapies in CLL: Real World Patient Cases for the Oncology Pharmacist

August 24, 2021

Attendees of this initiative will gain exposure to emerging advances in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with novel agents targeting the B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway, and the latest, top-line safety and efficacy trial data for monotherapy and combination therapy strategies for CLL in first- and later-line settings. Attendees will understand how to differentiate between the different novel agents available with regard to efficacy, adverse event profile, and other relevant clinical factors. There will also be discussion on strategies to optimize patient satisfaction and communication by addressing clinical challenges, promotion of patient adherence, proper management of adverse events, and the encouragement of open communication between provider and patient. This educational initiative will be interactive, with attendees following the patient journey through real-world cases and polling questions incorporated throughout.
 


Supported through an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of hospital and health-system pharmacists, pharmacy directors, and pharmacy residents.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the molecular pathophysiology associated with the development of CLL, the role of the B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway, and the rationale for therapeutically targeting this pathway.
  • Appraise recent clinical safety and efficacy data in novel CLL therapies for use in both monotherapy and combination, focusing on differentiating factors seen among the various agents.
  • Assess the latest clinical CLL guideline recommendations for selection and sequencing of therapy, individualized to the patient, including mutation status, performance status, comorbidities, and patient preferences.
  • Using a case-based approach, explore the various clinical challenges pharmacists face with the use of CLL novel therapies in practice, including preventing and managing toxicities, promoting patient adherence, and fostering a team-based environment to improve patient care. and appropriately manage adverse events, and answer challenging clinical issues pharmacists may encounter in their practice.
     

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
08/17/2021
Course expires: 
09/24/2021
Event starts: 
08/24/2021 - 6:30pm
Event ends: 
08/24/2021 - 7:30pm
Rating: 
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  5 min    Welcome and Introductions/Pre-test
15 min    Targeting the BCR Pathway in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Novel Therapy Revolution
30 min    Navigating the Patient Journey: A Case-based Discussion on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Management 
10 min    Q&A/Post-test
 

Live Virtual Event
Bluegrass Pharmacy Association
United States

Emily K. Dotson, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist–Hematology Lead 
Hematology Inpatient/Outpatient 
The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
The Ohio State University 
Columbus, Ohio

Emily Dotson received her PharmD from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 residency at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN and then a PGY2 residency at The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, OH. After completion, she stayed at The James where she serves as a Clinical Pharmacist, rotating between outpatient and inpatient services. Dr. Dotson's area of practice is with CLL, NHL, and HL patients and she also serves as the Hematology Lead Pharmacist. She is actively involved in research projects with the lymphoma and CLL teams and is a preceptor to pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.


In accordance with the Food and Drug Administration, the speakers have disclosed that there is the potential for discussions concerning off-label uses of a commercial product/device during this educational activity.

Any person who may contribute to the content of this continuing education activity must disclose relevant relationships (and any known relationships of their spouse/partner) with commercial interests whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations. A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Relevant relationships include receiving from a commercial interest research grants, consultant fees, travel, other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone any bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

PLANNER
To be announced

PRESENTERS
Emily K. Dotson, PharmD, BCOP–has disclosed that she is a consultant for AstraZeneca.
Rebecca J. Nelson, PharmD, BCOP–has disclosed that she is a consultant for AbbVie, BTG, and Stemline.
Jeannie Patrick, PharmD, BCOP–has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.

PEER REVIEWER
To be announced

In support of improving patient care, Creative Educational Concepts is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 


Pharmacy (ACPE)
This application-based activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (JA0007101-0000-21-010-L01-P).

Upon completion of a CE request form, statements of credit for physicians, physician assistants, and nurses will be issued within 30 business days. Pharmacy credit will be reported directly to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) CPE Monitor electronic CE tracking system.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Participation
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