Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period January 4, 2011 through January 4, 2013 participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) register and complete the evaluation form; and 4) print out CME certificate.
Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity
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 thrombosis prevention in the setting of cancer.
January 4, 2011
January 4 2013
Enrollment for this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to participate in this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.
Supported by independent educational grants from sanofi-aventis and Eisai, Inc.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Office of CME and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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.
Program Faculty and Disclosure
Charles W. Francis, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, VTE Research Group
Brigham and Women's Hospital
President, North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF)
Advisor or consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, and sanofi-aventis.
Research support: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development and sanofi-aventis.
Ajay Kakkar, MBBS, PhD, FRCS
Head of the Centre for Surgical Sciences
Barts and the London
Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry
Thrombosis Research Institute
Alok A. Khorana, MD, FACP
Vice-Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
University of Rochester
Consultant: Sanofi-Aventis, Eisai, Leo Pharma
Speaker's Bureau: Sanofi-Aventis, Leo Pharma
Grant/Research Support: sanofi-aventis
Frederick R. Rickles, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Department of Medicine
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Consultant: Genmab, Bayer/Ortho-McNeil/J & J, Pharmacyclics, Leo
Speaker's Bureau: Eisai
Participants in this CME-certified iQandA will learn:
Apply NCCN, ASCO, and ACCP guidelines aimed at preventing primary and recurrent VTE in patients with cancer.
Assess patients with cancer, both in the inpatient and outpatient setting, and their likelihood for sustaining an initial or recurrent VTE; and, what the implications of their risk score is for prophylaxis management.
Compare the safety, efficacy, costs of monitoring, and long-term outcomes of vitamin K antagonists versus LMWHs when managing cancer patients who require secondary prevention of VTE.
Apply the results of landmark clinical trials in cancer and thrombosis to the front lines of oncology and surgical oncology care.
Explain the mechanisms of thrombosis formation in cancer and the effects of LWMHs on inhibition of the coagulation cascade and on angiogenesis.
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