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Enduring CME Activity from the March 23, 2020 Live Webcast: COVID-19 and Cancer Care: What Oncologists Need to Know Today

Release Date: March 26, 2020
Expiration Date: June 26, 2020

Activity Overview

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 infection is rapidly becoming one of the most challenging public health crises in modern history. With hundreds of thousands of confirmed infections worldwide, including more than 50,000 cases in the United States (as of 3/25/20), this virus has the potential to infect individuals of all ages.

However, older individuals and patients with underlying health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pulmonary disorders, seem to be most vulnerable to infection and to developing more severe illness. Patients with cancer must also be considered in this vulnerable and high-risk population.

But how is this pandemic specifically affecting cancer care, and what do clinicians need to know today to ensure they are providing the best care to their patients with cancer?

This enduring CME activity is an archive of the live broadcast from March 23, 2020 feature four oncologists addressing he rapidly evolving issues clinicians face when treating patients with cancer.

Acknowledgement of Support

This activity has been developed and funded by Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.

Target Audience

This online educational activity is directed towards primary care physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurses, epidemiologists, infection preventionists, and other health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Recognize the changing epidemiology of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) leading to COVID-19 infection
  • Identify the modes and dynamics of transmission and best methods to protect from it
  • Appraise investigational and repurposed therapeutic agents in development for treating COVID-19 infection

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.


Amelia A. Langston, MD
Amelia A. Langston, MD
Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Medical Director, Winship Cancer Network
Atlanta, GA

Disclosures: Amelia A. Langston, MD has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP
Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP
Director and Professor of Medicine
Mays Family Foundation Distinguished University Presidential Chair
Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center
San Antonio, TX

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Celgene, Incyte, Abbvie, Samus, Genotech, Promedior, CTI; Consultant: Novartis,Sierra Onc., and LaJolla Pharma.

Hope S. Rugo, MD, FASCO
Hope S. Rugo, MD, FASCO
Professor of Medicine
Director, Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials Education
University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Pfizer, Merck, Novartis, Lilly, Genentech, OBI, Odonate, Daiichi, Eisai, Seattle Genetics, Macrogenics, and Immunomedics; Consultant: Ionis Pharma, and Celtrion (One-time only); Other: Travel Support from: Daiichi, Mylan, Pfizer, Amgen, Merck, AstraZeneca, Macrogenics, and Puma.

Cardinale B. Smith, MD, PhD
Cardinale B. Smith, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Associate Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Disclosures: Consultant: Teva Pharmaceuticals.

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

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management 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® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.

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