Operationalizing Checkpoint Inhibitors in Urologic Practice Webcast (2022)
Checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) are increasingly being utilized in the treatment of urinary tract cancers, with several approvals in metastatic and now localized disease states. Urologists are embracing these therapies and contemplating bringing them into their own clinics and practices. Centralizing patients’ oncologic care, simplifying combination treatment strategies, and providing value-based and efficient cancer care are major reasons to begin administering CPIs for urologists. This course will discuss and provide a structured approach to incorporating checkpoint inhibitors in a busy urologic practice. The course is divided in 3 major sections: indications and introduction; building an immuno-oncology (IO) program; and clinical monitoring/side effect management. Attendees will gain a overall understanding of the clinical facets of caring for patients on immunotherapy as well as infrastructure and personnel requirements for program support. Specific attention will be given to logistical issues such as patient navigation and education, infusion workflow, and financial/economic practice considerations. A case-based section on adverse effect management will be presented with key take home messages to improve urologist comfort surrounding this issue.
Support provided by independent educational grants from:
Bristol Myers Squibb
Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Lantheus Medical Imaging
Merck & Co., Inc.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss how to develop a structured approach for administering checkpoint inhibitors in urologic practice as part of a structured program.
- Manage adverse events from checkpoint inhibitors
- Identify practice implications of implementing a checkpoint inhibitor program
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION:
Learners will participate in this online educational activity by viewing the webcast, completing the post-test and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the post-test, passing with 80% accuracy, and submit the program evaluation.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours
Release Date: May, 2022
Expiration Date: May, 2023
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
EVIDENCE BASED CONTENT:
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AUA DISCLOSURE POLICY:
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MITIGATION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
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- Peer review for valid, evidence-based content by the AUA COI Review Work Group.
- Attestation that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias.
- Introduction of a debate format (point-counterpoint)
- Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with unbiased moderator
- Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
- Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
- Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning
- Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic
OFF-LABEL OR UNAPPROVED USE OF DRUGS OR DEVICES:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
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AUDIO, VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT:
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The AUA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the registration desk.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 Non-Physician Participation