Virtual Meetings 2021

Meet The Professor: Management of BRAF-Mutant Melanoma

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Prof Georgina Long, AO, BSc, PhD, MBBS
Co-Medical Director
Professor of Medical Oncology and Translational Research
Melanoma Institute Australia
Wollstonecraft, Australia

Jason J Luke, MD
Director of the Cancer Immunotherapeutics Center
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Neil Love, MD
Research To Practice


Each 1-hour session will be divided into topic modules focused on current management, emerging research and novel agents and strategies under active investigation for BRAF-mutant melanoma. Each event will employ an identical format that will include the following elements:

  • Moderator Dr Neil Love and a featured participating clinical investigator
  • Discussion of participating faculty treatment recommendations
  • Review of available clinical research findings
  • Community oncologist video case presentations
  • Interactive audience polling and extensive Q&A

    MODULE 1: Selection of Therapy for Patients with BRAF-Mutant Metastatic Melanoma

    MODULE 2: Practical Considerations for the Use of BRAF/MEK and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

    MODULE 3: Selection of Adjuvant Therapy for Patients with BRAF-Mutant Melanoma

Target Audience
This program is intended for medical oncologists, hematologists, hematology-oncology fellows, radiation oncologists and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of BRAF-mutant melanoma.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients after surgical removal of primary BRAF-mutant melanoma for whom adjuvant therapy should be considered, and counsel them about the risks and potential benefits of various systemic approaches.
  • Consider age, performance status and other disease-related factors in the selection of first- and later-line therapy for patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic melanoma.
  • Use available clinical trial evidence to safely and effectively incorporate targeted, immunotherapeutic and combination therapy into the management of metastatic melanoma with a BRAF tumor mutation.
  • Identify adverse events associated with targeted therapies, immune checkpoint inhibitors and combination approaches for melanoma, and offer supportive strategies to minimize and manage side effects.
  • Recall available and emerging data with investigational strategies for BRAF-mutant melanoma, and where applicable, refer eligible patients for trial participation.

CME Credit Form
CME and ABIM MOC credit form links will be emailed to each participant within 5 business days of the activity.

Accreditation Statement
Research To Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Research To Practice designates each live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) — Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of each CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component and a short post-test, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC point 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.

Please note, this program has been specifically designed for the following ABIM specialty: medical oncology.

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Content Validation and Disclosures
Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education and adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers and others, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of this activity. In addition, all activity content is reviewed by RTP scientific staff and an external, independent physician reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

FACULTY — The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities:

Prof LongConsultant Advisor: Aduro Biotech, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Evaxion Biotech A/S, Hexal AG, Highlight Therapeutics SL, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Novartis, OncoSec Medical, Pierre Fabre, QBiotics, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, SkylineDx, Specialised Therapeutics. Dr LukeAdvisory Committee: 7 Hills Pharma LLC, AbbVie Inc, Actym Therapeutics, Alphamab Oncology, Arch Oncology, F-star Therapeutics, Inzen Therapeutics, Kanaph Therapeutics, Onc.AI, Pyxis Oncology, RefleXion, Tempest Therapeutics, Xilio Therapeutics; Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc, Avillion LLP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Checkmate Pharmaceuticals, Codiak BioSciences, CrownBio, Day One Biopharmaceuticals, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Flame Biosciences, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Gilead Sciences Inc, HotSpot Therapeutics, Ikena Oncology, Immunocore, Incyte Corporation, Janssen Biotech Inc, Kadmon, KSQ Therapeutics, MacroGenics Inc, Merck, Mersana Therapeutics, Nektar, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ribon Therapeutics, Rubius Therapeutics, Silicon Therapeutics, Synlogic, Synthekine, TRex Bio, Werewolf Therapeutics, Xencor; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Day OneBiopharmaceuticals, EMD Serono Inc, F-star Therapeutics, Genmab, Ikena Oncology, Immatics, Incyte Corporation, Kadmon, KAHR, MacroGenics Inc, Merck, Moderna, Nektar, NextCure, Numab, Pfizer Inc, Replimmune, Rubius Therapeutics, Scholar Rock, Synlogic, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, Tizona Therapeutics Inc, TrishulaTherapeutics Inc, Xencor; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: AbbVie Inc, Immutep; Ownership Interest: Actym Therapeutics, Alphamab Oncology, Arch Oncology, Kanaph Therapeutics, Onc.AI, Pyxis Oncology, TempestTherapeutics.

SERIES MODERATOR — Dr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice. Research To Practice receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following companies: AbbVie Inc, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, ADC Therapeutics, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene Ltd, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Coherus BioSciences, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Eisai Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences Inc, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, G1 Therapeutics Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Grail Inc, Halozyme Inc, Helsinn Healthcare SA, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite, A Gilead Company, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, Merck, Natera Inc, Novartis, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Servier Pharmaceuticals LLC, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company, TG Therapeutics Inc, Turning Point Therapeutics Inc and Verastem Inc.

RESEARCH TO PRACTICE CME PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF AND REVIEWERS — Planners, scientific staff and independent reviewers for Research To Practice have no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

These activities are supported by educational grants from Novartis and Pfizer Inc.