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Accreditation/ Credit Designation

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Agios Pharmaceuticals.


Hematology Briefings™: Advancing Care and Improving Outcomes for Patients With Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Release Date: October 31, 2017
Expiration Date: October 31, 2018
Media: Internet - based

 

Activity Overview

The Hematology Briefings™ is an online interactive monograph that will include a review of recent data regarding treatments in patients with pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency, designed to aid physicians in assessing and interpreting emerging data and novel therapeutic strategies, and to apply those findings to their practices. Commentary by a thought leader, key take-home points, and clinical pearls for practice will place the content into perspective. Sidebars and tables will provide supporting evidence.

CME Activity Table of Contents

  • Background and Disease Biology
  • Diagnosis of PK Deficiency
  • Supportive Treatment Options for PK Deficiency
  • Emerging Treatment Options for PK Deficiency

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  • You will need to log in to participate in the activity.
  • Each presentation may contain an interactive question(s). You may move forward through the presentation; however, you may not go back to change answers or review audio files/content until you finish the presentation.
  • At the end of the activity, "Educational Content/Audio Files" will be available for your reference.
  • In order to receive a CME certificate, participants must complete the activity.
  • Complete the Posttest and pass with a score of 70% or higher, complete the Evaluation, and then click on “Request for Credit.” Participants may immediately download a CME certificate upon completion of these steps.

Target Audience

This educational initiative is directed toward hematologists who treat patients with nonmalignant hematologic disorders and patients with anemia. Nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, fellows, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of anemias also are invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, you should be better able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of PKD
  • Discuss signs and symptoms of PKD and diagnostic strategies for its management
  • Explain emerging clinical trial evidence concerning novel treatment strategies for PKD
  • Describe how to place potentially practice-changing evidence in the context of evolving treatment paradigms in the management of PKD

Faculty, Staff, and Planners' Disclosures

Faculty

Rachael Grace, MD
Director, Hematology Clinic
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
 

Disclosure: Grant/Research Support: Agios Pharmaceuticals; Consultant: Agios Pharmaceuticals

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of PER® to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its CME activities. In compliance with ACCME guidelines, PER® requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that creates a COI.

Additionally, PER® is required by ACCME to resolve all COI. PER® has identified and resolved all COI prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical and nursing education purposes only, and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic or treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER®.

CME Provider Contact Information

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC
2 Clarke Drive
Suite 110
Cranbury, NJ 08512
info@gotoper.com

Hardware And Software Requirements 

Supported Browsers
Internet Explorer v.7 or greater (for Windows) | Mozilla Firefox v.2 or greater (for Windows, Mac, Linux)

Minimum System Requirements (Windows)

  • A Pentium-based PC or compatible computer
  • At least 64MB of RAM
  • Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP/Vista system software
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 786 or larger recommended
  • PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher, Foxit Reader 2.0 or likewise

Minimum System Requirements (Mac OS)

  • A PowerPC processor-based Macintosh computer
  • At least 64MB of RAM
  • Mac OS 7.5 or later
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 786 or larger recommended
  • PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher, Foxit Reader 2.0 or likewise




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