Pharmacy Perspectives: Optimizing Treatment of Idiopathic Multicentric Castleman Disease



Release Date: October 29, 2021
Expiration Date: October 29, 2022
Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour

Faculty

David C. Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics
Associate Director, Patient Impact
Penn Orphan Disease Center
Founding Director
Center for Cytokine Storm Treatment and Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Castleman Disease Collaborative Network
Philadelphia, PA

Ila M. Saunders, PharmD, BCOP
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, Moores Cancer Center
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

This activity is jointly provided by Educational Review Systems, Inc and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. 

                                                     


In collaboration with the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network  

Disclosure of Financial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from EUSA Pharma (US) LLC.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of pharmacists in general, but specifically clinical pharmacists and hematology and oncology pharmacists. It will also benefit other clinicians interested in the management patients with CD.

Program Description
This webinar will include a review of the pathophysiology of iMCD and how it applies to the development of current and emerging treatments. The expert faculty will discuss clinical trial data for current and emerging therapies, with a focus on efficacy, safety, appropriate dosing and formulations, drug-drug interactions, and pandemic-related considerations. Case studies will illustrate how pharmacists can apply evidence-based guideline recommendations to develop patient treatment plans.


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

  • Review the pathophysiology of iMCD, including similarities and differences among the subtypes such as iMCD-TAFRO and iMCD-NOS 
  • Describe the MOAs of iMCD therapies and how they may relate to the pathophysiology of the disease
  • Devise evidence-based, guideline-recommended treatment regimens to optimize outcomes of patients with iMCD

Agenda

  • Introduction to Castleman Disease
  • Pathophysiology of iMCD
  • Optimizing Treatment of iMCD With Guideline-Recommended Therapies
  • Faculty Panel Discussion
  • Conclusions

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UAN # 0761-9999-21-325-H01-P
 
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Disclosures
In accordance with ACPE requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below. Any potential conflicts of interest have been mitigated.

David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc 
Research Funding: EUSA Pharma

Ila M. Saunders, PharmD, BCOP
Advisor: EUSA Pharma 

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.

Educational Review Systems, Inc. staff members have no financial relationships to disclose. 

Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.

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