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The Interactive Medical Intelligence Zone is a needs assessment-driven continuing medical education (CME) activity that utilizes national and international experts to provide evidence-based, guideline-consistent, and practice behavior-changing information focused on critical and challenging topics in clinical medicine.
To ensure that the educational content of iQ&A programs will address practice gaps in clinical medicine, improve patient outcomes, and positively guide clinical practice strategies, international experts, usually in a roundtable format, will respond to questions submitted and/or generated by practitioners at CME mega-symposia, national congress, association meetings, or as part of on-line, enduring CME programs.
Questions reflecting the clinical needs of practitioners are then answered, analyzed, and discussed by international experts, who provide evidence-based and clinically relevant guidance that is independently of commercial sources or the program sponsor.

The iQ&A platform stresses:

Program Medium
Internet-based program


Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period July 22, 2014 through July 22, 2016, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 87 segments, totaling 3 hours 36 minutes, to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out CME certificate.

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

3 hours 36 minutes. Physicians must study the enduring activity, and are expected to view every segment to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit.

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of treatment advances in the diagnosis and management of breast cancer.

Release Date

July 22, 2014

Expiration Date

July 22, 2016

Intended Audience

This complimentary CME educational activity is designed for all healthcare providers (HCPs) involved in developing, delivering, consulting, and monitoring care for patients with or at risk for breast cancer.
This constituency of HCPs shall include the following audience:


Registration

Participation in this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Breast Cancer is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Quest Diagnostics.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education (UMMS-OCME) and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The UMMS-OCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)â„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Program Faculty and Disclosure

Stefan Gluck, MD
Professor of Medicine
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Clinical Director, Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Support: Amgen, Agendia, Celgene, GSK, GHI, Eisai
Consultant/Advisory Board: Amgen, Agendia, Celgene, GSK, GHI, Eisai

William Gradishar, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
Director of Breast Medical Oncology
Associate Director, Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Program
Chicago, Illinois

Nothing to disclose

Virginia Kaklamani, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Research Support: Eisai
Speaker Honoraria: Celgene, Genentech
Advisory Board: Celgene, Genentech


Peter Kaufman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology
Dartmouth Medical School
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Research Support: Genentech
Consultant: Genentech


Kathy D. Miller, MD
Ballve Lantero Scholar in Oncology
Co-Director, Simon Cancer Center Breast Cancer Program
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Nothing to disclose

Edith Perez, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Medical School
Director of the Breast Program
Chair of the Cancer Clinical Study Unit
Mayo Clinic, Florida

Nothing to disclose

Hope Rugo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials Education
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, California

Speaker Bureau: GenomicHealth
Grant/Resaecrh Support: GSK, Novartis, Merck, Plexxikon, Amgen, Genentech/Roche, Pfizer, Eisai, Macrogenics, Celsion


Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD FACP
Medical Director, The West Clinic
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Memphis, Tennessee

Consultant and Speaker's Bureau: Eisai
Speaker's Bureau: Novartis


Joseph Sparano, MD
Professor of Medicine and Women's Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Associate Chairman
Department of Oncology
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York

Advisor/Conaultant: Eisai Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Speaker: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Grant/Research Support: Merck & Co., Inc.


Debu Tripathy, MD
Professor of Medicine
Priscilla and Art Ulene Chair in Women's Cancer
Co-Leader, Women's Cancer Program
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Nothing to disclose

Christopher Twelves, MD
NTRAC Professor of Clinical Cancer Pharmacology and Oncology
Professor and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology
St. James's University Hospital
Leeds, United Kingdom

Consultant and Speaker's Bureau: Eisai

Denise Yardley, MD
Program Director, Breast Cancer Research
Senior Investigator
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Nashville, TN

Nothing to disclose



Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure

Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.

Program Reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.


Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:


Hardware and Software Requirements:

To participate in this program, viewers must have a PC or Macintosh computer that has active, ongoing internet access for the duration of the program, as well as a compatible Flash-viewer. An email address is required for registration, and a printer is required to print out the CME certificate.

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iQ&A Interactive Cardiovascular Intelligence Zone for Breast Cancer