Collaborative Treatment Considerations for the Optometrist in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Mitigating and Managing Ocular Adverse Events

October 16, 2022

The landscape of multiple myeloma treatment is rapidly evolving, and several treatment options are available as front- and subsequent-lines of therapy. Because of the complexity of the treatment landscape and unique toxicities associated with newer BCMA-targeted treatments, education is critical to keep the multiple myeloma treatment team up to date on the most effective approaches to management in order to provide patients with the most appropriate course of therapy. Optometrists serve a critical role in mitigating the ocular side effects associated with the anti-BCMA agents to ensure patients receive optimal treatment for their multiple myeloma.

Target Audience

Optometrists attending local/state association meetings who help manage patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the patient, disease, and treatment factors prescribers consider when managing patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.
  • Discuss the newer BCMA-targeted immunotherapies for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, including their mechanism of action and key efficacy and safety data from pivotal clinical trials.
  • Discuss common adverse effects seen with recently approved anti-BCMA therapies and explore appropriate monitoring and mitigation strategies to combat these while optimizing therapy.
  • Examine synergistic strategies for challenging patient cases using BCMA-targeted immunotherapies, with a focus on optometrist collaborative approaches with the oncologist and others on the patient care team.

Presented by Creative Educational Concepts, LLC.

Supported through an independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

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Course summary
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10/16/2022 - 9:30am EDT
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10/16/2022 - 10:30am EDT
9:30 AM-9:35 AMWelcome and Introductions
9:35 AM-9:45 AMRelapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
9:45 AM-9:55 AMHow has the Treatment Landscape Changed? Exploring Novel BCMA-targeted Therapies for
 Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
9:55 AM-10:25 AMOcular Adverse Effects of anti-BCMA Therapy: Case-based Strategies Exploring their
 Identification, Mitigation, and the Optometrist’s Role
10:25 AM-10:30 AMConversations with the Expert and Q&A
The Park Vista
705 Cherokee Orchard Rd
Gatilinburg, TN
United States

Praneetha Thulasi, MD
Assistant Professor
Section of Cataract, Cornea, External Diseases
Emory Eye Center
Atlanta, GA



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