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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.

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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 May 5, 2014 through May 5, 2016, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 122 segments, totaling 5 hours, 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

5.0 hours. 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 management of iron deficiency anemia (IDA).

Release Date

May 5, 2014

Expiration Date

May 5, 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 iron deficiency anemia, including oncologists, hematologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and others.

Registration

Participation in this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Iron Deficiency Anemia 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 American Regent, Inc.

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 5.0 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 Anker, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiology & Cachexia Research
Applied Cachexia Research
Department of Cardiology
Charité, Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Berlin, Germany

Consultant: Vifor


Michael Auerbach, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Nothing to disclose


Nashat Gabrail, MD
President
Gabrail Cancer Center
Canton, OH

Nothing to disclose


Stephen B. Hanauer, MD
Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of the Digestive Disease Center
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Consultant: Abbott Laboratories, Elan, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Prometheus, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Shire, UCB, Warner Chilcott
Clinical Research: Abbott Laboratories, Elan, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Prometheus, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Shire, UCB, Warner Chilcott



Michael Hedenus, MD, PhD
Head of Hematology
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Sundsvall Hospital
Sundsvall Sweden

Nothing to disclose


David Henry, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Pennsylvania Hospital
Editor, Community Oncology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Consultant: Amgen
Grant/Research Support: Amgen



Craig Kessler, MD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology
Georgetown University Medical School
Director, Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Advisor or consultant: Baxter; Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals; Grifols; Novo Nordisk; Octapharma; Pfizer Inc.
Research Support: Baxter; Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals; Grifols; Novo Nordisk; Octapharma; Pfizer Inc.



Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Advisor/Consultant: Abbott Laboratories; Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc.; Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Genentech, Inc.; Meda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc; Procter & Gamble; Prometheus Laboratories Inc.; Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Santarus, Inc.; Schering-Plough Corporation; Shire; Therakos, Inc.; UCB Pharma,
Inc.; Warner Chilcott; Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb; Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc.; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Meda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Procter & Gamble; Prometheus Laboratories Inc.; Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Shire; Therakos, Inc.; UCB Pharma, Inc.; Warner Chilcot



Heinz Ludwig, MD
Head, Department of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Director, Myeloma Reference Center
Wilhelminen Hospital
Vienna, Austria

Nothing to disclose


Michael A. McDevitt, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Oncology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Nothing to disclose


Maureen M. Okam, MD, MPH
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital Infusion Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Hematology
Boston, MA

Nothing to disclose


Melvin H. Seid, MD, FACOG, CPI
Chairman, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maya Angelou Center for Women's Health at Wellness
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Nothing to disclose


Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP
Director of Research, TeamHealth Anesthesia
Chief of the Departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York

Nothing to disclose


Professor Tilman Steinmetz, MD
Outpatient Clinic for Hematology and Oncology
Cologne Germany

Nothing to disclose


John Teerlink, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FRCP(UK)
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Director, Heart Failure and Clinical Echocardiography
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
San Francisco, California
Advisor or consultant: Amgen Inc.; Corthera, Inc.; Cytokinetics; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sorbent Therapeutics, Inc.; Trevena, Inc.
Research support: Amgen Inc.; Corthera, Inc.; Cytokinetics; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sorbent Therapeutics, Inc.



Takeshi Yokoo, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
Advanced Imaging Research Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Nothing to disclose


Grant/Research Support: Amgen

 


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 Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)