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Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Oncology Briefings™: Updates in Rare Hematology: Advancing Care and Improving Outcomes for Patients with Aplastic Anemia

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


Activity Overview

Oncology Briefings™ 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 aplastic anemia. A national thought leader will interpret presented data and provide key take-home points and pearls for practice that will place the content into perspective. Audio sidebars and tables will provide supporting evidence for this activity.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

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

CME Activity Table of Contents

  • Background and Disease Biology of Aplastic Anemia
  • Diagnosis and Grading of Aplastic Anemia
  • Current Treatment Strategies for Aplastic Anemia
  • Emerging and Novel Treatments for Aplastic Anemia

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 medical oncologists and hematologists who treat patients with hematologic malignancies. 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

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

  1. Describe pathobiology of AA and evidence-based approaches for accurate diagnosis of patients with AA
  2. Outline first and second-line treatment strategies to optimize clinical outcomes in patients with AA
  3. Discuss potential treatment-associated adverse events and strategies to mitigate their occurrence and impact for patients with AA
  4. Evaluate recent clinical trial results and apply these findings in the context of an evolving treatment landscape for management of AA

Faculty, Staff, and Planners' Disclosures


Danielle Townsley, MD, MSc
Bethesda, MD

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interest.

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®.

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