Turning Complexity into Clarity in AML: Using Small Group, Peer-focused Educational Experiences to Drive Best Practices
Jointly Provided by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and Medical Logix, LLC
3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 3.50 ANCC contact hours
Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center
Release Date: January 28, 2022
Expiration Date: January 28, 2023
Estimated time to complete this activity: 3.50 hours
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support: This educational activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.
The goal of this educational curriculum is to establish impactful small group interactions between members of the AML care team that will, through a variety of collaborative educational experiences, help participants improve their care practices and thereby improve the lives of patients with AML.
Statement of Need
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) continues to be the most common acute leukemia in adults, with an incidence of 5.5 cases per 100,000 persons annually. Since the standard of care induction therapy for AML has largely remained the same for the past few decades and does not provide a cure for adults with AML, further treatment strategies are needed for this disease, both in the induction and maintenance of remission stages. In conversations with medical and hematologic oncologists, several key educational issues remain in the management of AML that this initiative will address, including use of induction therapy in the non-elderly population, treating suboptimal response to induction therapy, best practices for measurable (or minimal) residual disease assessment, and proper use of maintenance therapy. This collaborative social learning platform establishes a network of providers who can support each other locally, as well as those from different communities, with the goal of learning and sharing best practices that will improve outcomes for patients with AML.
This educational activity is directed toward care providers of patients with AML, including physicians, NPs, PAs and nurses.
After participating in this activity, you will demonstrate the ability to:
ACCME Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and Medical Logix, LLC. Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center 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 health care team.
Credit Designation Statement
Physicians: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center designates this other (blended live and enduring curriculum) activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 3.50 contact hours.
IPCE Credit: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 3.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Format and Method of Participation
There is no fee to participate in this activity. You must review all activity information, including the learning objectives, disclosure statements and content.
To Obtain Credit:
To obtain credit, you must complete the components below, and the assessment and evaluation at the conclusion of the activity. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 80% of the post-assessment questions correctly. Your certificate can be printed immediately.
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Conflict of Interest Statement
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*The ACCME defines ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Farhad Ravandi-Kashani, MD
Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Disclosure: Consultant: AstraZeneca, BMS/Celgene, Syros, Taiho/Astex; Research Funding: Abbvie, Amgen, BMS/Celgene, Syros, Taiho/Astex, Xencor; Speaker: BMS/Celgene
Nicole Chambers, FNP-BC
Hematology Oncology Department
Montefiore Medical Center
New York, NY
Disclosure: Nicole Chambers has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined ineligible company.
Education Planning Committee
Ioannis Mantzaris, MD, MS (Peer Reviewer)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)
Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care
Disclosure: Ioannis Mantzaris has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined ineligible company.
Kathleen O’Connor, RN, BSN (Peer Reviewer)
Assistant Director, Office of Research and Sponsor Programs
Montefiore Medical Center
Disclosure: Kathleen O’Connor has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined ineligible company.
Victor B. Hatcher, PhD (CE Reviewer)
Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Disclosure: Victor B. Hatcher has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined ineligible company.
John Gentile, Megan Gentile and Joshua Hwang, Medical Logix, LLC have indicated they do not have any relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined ineligible company.
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