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Release Date: November 22, 2019
Expiration Date: November 22, 2020

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

Managing high-risk AML has continued to be a challenge for clinicians, not only in older patients but younger patients as well. In this activity, Dr. Ravandi covers novel agents both alone and in combination that are being developed as therapeutic options for patients with high-risk AML.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including hematologists, oncologists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss challenges with the treatment of patients with therapy-related AML (t-AML) or AML with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC)
  • Identify the mechanism of action (MOA) and appropriate patient type for agents that are either currently approved or in clinical trials for patients with high-risk AML
  • Summarize the risks and benefits of novel agents, both alone and in combination with other therapies, for the treatment of patients with high-risk AML


Expanding Therapeutic Options in High-risk AML - Farhad Ravandi, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through November 22, 2020. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation survey to provide feedback and information useful for future programming.
  6. Certificates for CME may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

Farhad Ravandi, MD
Professor, Department of Leukemia
Division of Cancer Medicine
Chief, Section of Developmental Therapeutics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Dr. Farhad Ravandi received his medical degree from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School/Imperial College, University of London. He completed clinical residencies in internal medicine at The University of Texas, and in hematology at Baylor College of Medicine. He also completed a clinical fellowship in hematology/oncology, and a fellowship in blood and marrow transplantation, hematology/stem cell transplantation at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Ravandi is a Professor in the Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine, and Chief, Section of Acute Myeloid Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Ravandi holds board certification in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. He is a member of the Southwest Oncology Group Leukemia Committee, the NCCN Acute Myeloid Leukemia Committee, the International Hairy Cell Leukemia Consortium, and the Alliance Data Safety Monitoring Board. Dr. Ravandi is actively involved in clinical and translational research for the treatment of patients with various hematologic malignancies, in particular leukemias. He has extensively published his clinical research results in the field of adult leukemias, with a focus on acute leukemias in numerous peer-reviewed publications, articles, editorials, abstracts, and books/book chapters.

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This activity is supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation and Helsinn.

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MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for 0.50 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-19-028-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Farhad Ravandi has received honoraria as a consultant from Agios, Amgen Inc., Astellas Pharma US, Inc., AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, Orsenix Holdings BV, Pfizer Inc., and Xencor. He has received grant support related to research activities from AbbVie Inc., Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jazz, MacroGenics, Inc., and Xencor. He has also disclosed a financial relationship with Novartis AG.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, and Bill Stoff, Director of Operations, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.