Building Pillars of Knowledge in Supportive Care: Focus on Bone Health
Audio/slides with interactive questions. Live Faculty Q&A. Printable PDF also available.
The educational series is intended for nurses, pharmacists and others with clinical, research, and management interests in the treatment of bone health in cancer.
STATEMENT OF NEED
Although patients with cancer are living longer—thanks to scientific advances, promising drug and procedural discoveries, and actual cures—cancer survivors, particularly those with bone metastases, may face other complications following or during the course of their disease. Moreover, bone loss is particularly challenging because it may be asymptomatic. Skeletal related events resulting from bone metastases can create a downward spiral in terms of the patient’s health, quality of life, and the cost to society. The approach to managing bone health in cancer is changing and represents a challenge for the clinicians and many clinicians are currently unaware or insufficiently knowledgeable about advances in the field that may benefit their patients.
On completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the potentially serious consequences of skeletal-related events (SREs) associated with cancer and cancer-related treatments
- Review recent advances in the management of bone health in cancer patients, with emphasis on treatment with the bisphosphonates and denosumab
- Examine approaches for improving bone health and outcomes for patients with skeletal complications, based on key clinical evidence and practice guidelines
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- Review ofskeletal-related events (SREs) associated with cancer and cancer-related treatments (15 minutes)
- Discuss recent advances in the management of bone health in cancer patients and the implications here of (15 minutes)
- “Solve” clinical case studies based on key clinical evidence and practice guidelines (10 minutes)
- Live faculty Q& A (10 minutes)
- Evaluation and posttest (5 minutes)
Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, AOCN
Senior Director Oncology
The Tisch Cancer Institute
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
Dr. Cunningham has disclosed that she serves on speakers’ bureau for Merck.
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCOP
Assistant Professor, Hematology/Medical Oncology
Director, Phase I Unit
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Harvey has no financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity.
The planners and managers have no financial or other relationship to products or devices with commercial interests related to the content of this CE/CME activity.
To receive a statement of credit, you must:
- Review the full content of the activity
- Complete the questions within the activity
- Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
Creative Educational Concepts, Inc. (CEC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This knowledge-based activity has been assigned ACPE # 0245-0000-11-015-H01-P and will award 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. CEC complies with the Criteria for Quality for continuing education programming.
Creative Educational Concepts, Inc. (CEC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
CEC provides this activity for 1.0 contact hour.
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Your statement of credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation form.
This activity is complimentary.
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UNLABELED USE DISCLOSURE
This activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or are currently investigational.
This activity is jointly sponsored by Creative Educational Concepts, Inc., Center of Excellence Media, LLC, and Astute Continuing Education, LLC.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amgen, Inc.
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