Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes

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Program Overview

In this activity, Dr. Atallah explains the mechanism of action and emerging role of HDAC inhibitors in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. In his interview, Dr. Atallah answers questions regarding emerging data and efficacy reported in clinical trials to date, looking at response as a single agent as well as studies evaluating combination therapies with HDAC inhibitors.

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:

  • Identify the therapeutic rationale for combining HDAC inhibitors with other agents for patients with newly diagnosed AML, including hypomethylating agents
  • Describe promising clinical trials of regimens that include HDAC inhibitors for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed AML

Agenda

The Role of HDAC Inhibition in the Frontline Setting – Ehab Atallah, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through April 22, 2021. 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

Ehab Atallah, MD
Professor of Medicine
Section Head, Hematologic Malignancies/BMT
Division of Hematology & Oncology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. Ehab Atallah received his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency in the Cleveland Clinic Health System, a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Karmanos Cancer Center, where he served as chief fellow, as well as a leukemia fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Atallah is Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Hematology and Oncology, specializing in leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes at Froedtert Hospital.

Dr. Atallah is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. He has authored numerous publications, including journal articles and meeting abstracts. His current research interests include the treatment of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and myelodysplastic syndromes.

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Provided by MediCom Worldwide, Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation and Helsinn.

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ACPE CPE CREDIT
MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for 0.25 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-20-015-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

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Disclosure

As an organization accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and California State Board of Registered Nursing, MediCom Worldwide, Inc. requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest. Accordingly, the following disclosures were made.

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Ehab Atallah has received honoraria related to speakers’ bureau activities from Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc and as a consultant from AbbVie Inc., Novartis AG, and Takeda Oncology. He has received grant support related to research activities from Takeda Oncology.

Andrew Bowser, contributing author, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, and Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, 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.