There is not a “one size fits all approach” for managing cancer-associated venous thrombosis (CAT), as each patient reports unique challenges. In the face of multiple options to appropriately treat and manage CAT, thrombosis is a complication that HCPs are not recognizing early enough; plus, there is a lack of awareness of new CAT management clinical data. While the morbidity and mortality of VTE in patients with cancer remain high, unfortunately, the management of it does not take the same priority. While recommendations suggest an individualized approach to managing these patients, adoption into clinical practice lags. Published guidelines and clinical trial data do not necessarily align with real-world practice and prescribing behaviors. As a result, many existing protocols for CAT management require updates, as new guidance is warranted. This program focuses on managing cancer-associated venous thromboembolic disease, with a special emphasis on translating real-world data and evidence-based medicine, including recent clinical guidelines, into clinical practice.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of the interprofessional team, including oncologists, hematologists, emergency medicine, hospitalists, internal medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists, as well as other clinicians involved in the management of patients with cancer-associated venous thrombosis (CAT).
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Understand recent evidence of the morbidity and mortality of VTE in patients with cancer and the importance of balancing the management of VTE while minimizing the risk of bleeding
- Apply real-world data and evidence-based guidelines to update algorithms for optimal integration of DOACs into clinical practice for the management of CAT
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and TotalCME, Inc. GLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all educational programs.
The following faculty have disclosed:
Cihan Ay, MD, faculty for this educational event, received consulting fees from Bayer, BMS, Pfizer, and Sanofi.
Alok A. Khorana, MD, FACP, FASCO, faculty for this educational event, received consulting fees from Pfizer, Sanofi, BMS, Anthos, Bayer, Janssen, and Nektar; and received research funding from BMS and Celgene.
Jean M. Connors, MD, faculty for this educational event, received consulting fees from Abbott Laboratories, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Anthos Therapeutics, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi S.A., and Werfen; and received research funding from CSL Behring.
The following planners/reviewers/managers have disclosed:
William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, reviewer for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
TotalCME, Inc. planners and managers have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.
All the relevant financial relationships for these individuals have been mitigated.
The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and TotalCME, Inc. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of MedEd On The Go you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer Inc.
Jointly provided by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and TotalCME, Inc.
This activity is FREE to all participants.
During the period 2/17/2023 through 2/17/2024, registered participants wishing to receive continuing education credit for this activity must follow these steps:
- Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
- Answer a pre-program question.
- View the program.
- Complete the post-test with a score of 100%.
- Complete activity evaluation.
- Apply for credit and either bank your credits or print your certificate.
For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. This may require you to add or update the e-profile ID/date of birth information saved in your account.
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