The Art and Science of Managing the New Melanoma Landscape
7th Annual Collaborative VIRTUAL Conference
Oct. 24, 2020
Conf. #: D122533
2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
This conference should be of value to medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, dermatologists, dermatopathologists, radiation oncologists, and all other healthcare providers managing patients with cutaneous melanoma, non-cutaneous melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancers.
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Two Free Online Opportunities
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020.
Conference Lectures – On-Demand Format
Registration for this online CME includes:
- Access to an online course syllabus (with pre-recorded lectures and downloadable pdf files)
- Online course will be available for 6 months
- CME credit and MOC points (ABIM) will be offered for this course and a certificate will be available after a post-course evaluation is complete.
- You must pass a post test in order to claim CME and/or MOC points
Access to the online modules will be sent out by October 17, 2020 (1 week before the live panel discussion).
Note: You will need to watch all of the videos before taking the post-test and course evaluation to claim credit.
Deadline to claim CME credits and/or MOC points for the on-demand course is: Friday, April 16, 2021.
LIVE Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion
Saturday, October 24, 2020
9:00 am – Noon (Central Standard Time)
- Presentation and multidisciplinary discussion of cases representing key clinical scenarios, with the opportunity to ask questions
- The Conference Chairs invite you to submit your own cases to: email@example.com
- Must be 5 slides (PowerPoint) or less
- Must be de-identified
- Please use a plain background
- CME credit and MOC points (ABIM) will be offered for the panel discussion and a certificate will be available after a post-course evaluation is complete.
- Specific instructions for online access will be emailed the week before the panel
Deadline to claim CME credits and/or MOC points for the live panel discussion is: Friday, December 4, 2020.
The diagnosis, prognosis, and management of patients with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers are evolving rapidly due to new understanding, guidelines, and regulatory approvals. Due to these changes, there are many areas of need for physician education in order to optimize the care of patients with these diseases. Thus, this educational activity will reach clinicians in both the academic and community clinical settings to raise the level of knowledge about current and emerging treatment options for patients with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. The activity will use a virtual format to allow increased and safe access to this valuable educational opportunity.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will develop a high-quality educational activity that is designed to overcome barriers to optimized patient care in the rapidly changing landscape of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. To address the performance gaps, educational needs, and subsequent learning objectives, we recommend support for the development and execution of a national educational conference. MD Anderson will utilize a virtual format that includes both online recorded materials and live web-based interactive discussions to provide a safe environment for learning, engagement, and dialogue with peers and presenters. The initiative is anticipated to increase understanding and competency through expert presentations and related panel discussion on representative clinical cases.
The conference will comprise of online recorded materials organized around key clinical scenarios. These will complement the panel discussions of cases, which will be used to illustrate related concepts and controversies. Both the talks and the discussion will be led by multidisciplinary national experts in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. With the focus on multidisciplinary management, the scientific agenda will be comprehensive and effective in addressing the educational needs of the target audience of clinicians and caregivers. It will also address the importance of multidisciplinary communications and management strategies for patient management along the disease continuum.
After attending this conference, participants should be able to:
- Utilize the latest criteria and clinical evidence for treatment options for melanoma patients with clinically localized disease and interpret the components of the updated AJCC staging system for melanoma (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Make evidence-based decisions about the use of adjuvant immune and targeted therapies in patients with surgically resected stage III disease (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Make evidence-based decisions about the optimal selection and use of immunotherapy and targeted therapy in patients with stage IV metastatic disease (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Understand the current data about the role of different treatment modalities, including immune and targeted therapies, in patients with brain metastases and with non-cutaneous melanomas (Knowledge);
- Understand the current data about the role of immunotherapy in the management of patients with non-melanoma skin cancer, including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and Merkel cell carcinoma (Knowledge).
On-Demand Lectures: If you register and watch all of the pre-recorded videos on-line, the post-test and evaluation links will be provided to you at the conclusion of the final video.
Live Panel Discussion: If you register and watch the entire live panel discussion, the evaluation link will be emailed after the conclusion of the panel to the email address you used to register.
This online survey will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
LIVE Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Participant completion data will be shared with and transmitted to the ACCME on the participant’s behalf.
In order to receive MOC points, you must pass the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME verification form. Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
Physician Payments Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on transfer of value to any covered recipient under the ACA.
General Registration Information
- The LIVE Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion will begain at registration at 9:00 a.m. (CST) on Saturday, October 24, 2020 and will adjourn at 12:00 pm (CST) on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
- See above for detaled information regarding Conference Lectures - On-Demand Format and Live Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion.
On-Demand Lectures and Live Panel Discussion - Fee Exempt
Registration On-line (below): you may experience intermittent problems with using the Google or FireFox browsers, we recommend that you use Internet Explorer Browser when registering on-line.
There are two other ways to register:
Continuing Professional Education, Unit 1781
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301407
Houston, TX 77230-1707
We accept the following forms of payment:
• Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
• Money Order
• Credit Cards (MasterCard, VISA, and American Express)
A receipt and confirmation letter will be sent to you within ten working days of receipt of your fee.
The Department of Continuing Professional Education reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, email or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
- Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.
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