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 live activity 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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT (Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants):
You will receive a certificate of attendance for the CME-certified sessions (those designated for AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™) which may be submitted to state licensing boards for determination of credit reciprocity (conversion to CEUs).

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Medical Crossfire®: Mutational Testing Through Multiple Lines of NSCLC Therapy

Medical Crossfire®: Mutational Testing Through Multiple Lines of NSCLC Therapy

Friday, November 6, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

New York Marriott Marquis
Sky Lobby, Level 16
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036


This activity aims to update oncology healthcare professionals who participate in the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with lung cancers by providing expert guidance, interpretation, and opinions on the importance and impact of EGFR and molecular testing through multiple lines of therapy, as well as emerging technologies that can assist in this regard.

This will be a 3-module Medical Crossfire® panel discussion, highlighting the expert exchange of ideas and best practices regarding the impact of mutational testing throughout the lung cancer treatment paradigm. Module 1 will be mostly didactic in nature, with discussion of needs and ways to overcome barriers to optimal testing. Modules 2 and 3 will be case-based discussions and interpretations in the setting of EGFR mutated NSCLC along the continuum of disease.

Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward medical oncologists, pulmonologists, pathologists, and radiologists who treat patients with lung cancer. Nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of lung cancer may also participate.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how to personalize treatment strategies for patients with advanced forms of lung cancer based on individual tumor characteristics
  • Describe evolving strategies to personalize treatment in patients with EGFR-mutated, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Explain the importance of proper tissue acquisition to aid in the decision-making process in the context of identifying actionable mutations in lung cancer
  • Explain current and emerging technologies to monitor resistance and tumor heterogeneity in lung cancer, including evidence concerning the use of liquid biopsies to monitor resistance clones along the disease continuum
  • Apply a multidisciplinary approach to facilitate and optimize tumor tissue testing in the setting of advanced NSCLC, and manage cases in multiple lines of care

Program Chair

Mark G. Kris, MD
Attending Physician, Thoracic Oncology Service
William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Disclosure Policy and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

It is the policy of PER® to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, PER® requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity, including spouses/partners, to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. PER® has implemented mechanisms to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to the start of each activity. Participants are notified prior to the activity of the presence or absence of relevant financial relationships between faculty and commercial interests. Information disclosed includes the name of the faculty, nature of the relevant financial relationship (eg, member of speakers bureau, grant/research support, consulting arrangement), and the name of the company/organization with which the relationship exists. Additionally, prior to the start of each activity PER® discloses the source of commercial support AstraZeneca to the participants.

Faculty and Staff Disclosures

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC 

The following individuals have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

Mark G. Kris, MD - Grant/Research Support: Puma Biotechnology, Pfizer, Genentech; Consultant: AstraZeneca, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Roche/Genentech, Array; Benjamin P. Levy, MD - Consultant: Genentech, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Celgene Corporation, Biodesix; Speakers Bureau: Genentech;  Gregory Riely, MD, PhD - Grant/Research Support: Roche, Novartis, Pfizer, Infinity, GlaxoSmithKline, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company; Consultant: Novartis; Heather Wakelee, MD - Grant/Research Support: Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Clovis Oncology, Xcovery, Celgene Corporation, Roche/Genentech, MedImmune, Pfizer, Lilly; Consultant: Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, ACEA Biosciences

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 education purposes only, and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and 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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