STATEMENT OF NEED
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow infiltration and the presence of serum monoclonal IgM. With an estimated 1,500 new cases reported in the United States annually, the malignancy accounts for 2% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Unfortunately, WM is considered incurable with available therapies. Patients with low- and intermediate-risk disease have 5-year survival rates of 87% and 68%, respectively, whereas those with high-risk disease have a 5-year survival rate of only 36%.
Hematology/oncology physicians, oncology advanced practitioners, oncology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with WM
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Note: The learning objectives listed above apply to nurse practitioners and registered nurses in addition to physicians.
Morie A. Gertz, MD, MACP (Chairperson)
Professor of Medicine
Rochester Mayo Clinic
Toni Dubeau, RN, NP
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
There is no fee to participate in or claim CME/CE credit for this activity.
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i3 Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
Continuing Nursing Education
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A maximum of 1.0 contact hour may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15824, for 1.0 contact hour.
The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.
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OCN®, CPHON®, CBCN®, AOCNP®, AOCNS®, and BMTCN® renewal candidates may apply 1 ILNA point toward:
Please note that some of the course content applies to multiple content areas. The numerical value above indicates the maximum amount of points that can be claimed in each domain. The total amount of ILNA points claimed may not exceed the total amount of CNE awarded from this course.
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Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:
The i3 Health planners, reviewers, and managers have nothing to disclose.
Morie A. Gertz, MD, MACP discloses that he has served as a consultant/advisor for Amgen, Pharmacyclics, and Proclara. He has served as a speaker or a member of a speakers' bureau for DAVA oncology, Johnson and Johnson, and Teva. Dr. Gertz has also served on the Data Safety Monitoring Board for Abbvie.
Toni Dubeau, RN, NP has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT
In order to receive credit for this activity, participants must:
UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE
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This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pharmacyclics.
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