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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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


PER Pulse™ Recaps highlight key elements of the Oncology Briefings™: Overcoming Chronic Iron Overload in Pediatric AML and MDS online CME activity.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Oncology Briefings™: Overcoming Chronic Iron Overload in Pediatric AML and MDS

Release Date: June 30, 2017
Expiration Date: June 30, 2018
Media: Internet - based


Activity Overview

The Oncology Briefings™ format is an online interactive monograph that will include an overview of diagnostic guidelines and management strategies for treatment-associated adverse events, and a review of recent data regarding current and novel therapeutic approaches in chronic iron overload.

CME Activity Table of Contents

  • Background and Biology of Iron in Blood Disorders
  • Detecting Iron Overload
  • Treating Iron-Overloaded Patients
  • Ensuring Patient Compliance in Chelation Therapy

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 activity is directed toward medical oncologists and hematologists who treat patients with cancer. Nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, fellows, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of cancer also are invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

  1. Describe the etiology of iron overload and its impact in pediatric patients with thalassemia and myelodysplastic syndrome who are receiving blood transfusions
  2. Explain evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of current and emerging iron chelation therapies for the management of iron overload
  3. Discuss how to manage iron overload in pediatric patients and improve adherence to iron chelation strategies
  4. Implement individualized treatment approaches for iron chelation to optimize outcomes in pediatric patients

Faculty, Staff, and Planners' Disclosures


Elias Jabbour, MD
Associate Professor and Section Chief in ALL
Department of Leukemia
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Disclosure: Grant/Research Support – Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Amgen, Pfizer; Consultant – Pfizer, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ariad Pharmaceuticals

Latika Puri, MD
Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Memphis, TN

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose

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

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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