The Identification and Management of Immune-related Adverse Events in Patients with Cancer: Practice Essentials for Emergency Medicine Providers

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Provider Statement: This continuing education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Support Statement: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Target Audience: The intended audience for this activity is emergency medicine physicians, oncologists, emergency medicine nurses, oncology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with irAEs.

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Purpose/Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the impact of immunotherapy on outcomes for patients with cancer.
  • Differentiate immune-related adverse events (irAEs) from those of traditional treatment modalities.
  • Describe best practices for the identification and management of irAEs.
  • Examine the importance of an interprofessional care team, including the patient/caregiver, in the identification and management of irAEs.

Activity Chair:
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Deputy Director
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Faculty:
Patricia Brock, MD
Deputy Chair
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Rajni Kannan, BS, MS, RN, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Kathleen M. Madden, RN, MSN, FMP-BC, AOCMP, APHN-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Nurse Planner:
Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ

Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP

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This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, March 21, 2017 to March 20, 2018.

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Activity Chair and Faculty members report the following relationships:
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Intellectual Property/Patent: Moffitt Cancer Center
Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Biodesix, Bristol-Myers Squibb, EMD-Serono, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Medivation, MedImmune, Merck, Nektar, Novartis
Ownership Interest : Alto Biosciences, Celidex, CytoMx

Patricia Brock, MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Rajni Kannan, BS, MS, RN, ANP-BC
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Kathleen Madden, RN, MSN, FMP-BC, AOCMP, APHN-BC
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck

Nurse Planner reports the following relationship(s):
Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s):
Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s):
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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