January 10, 2019 @ 2:58 pm – January 10, 2020 @ 3:58 pm

Leveraging the Immune System to treat Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck


Ashish Chintakuntlawar, MD PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

This enduring activity is focused on use of biologics and targeted therapies in the management of Head and Neck Cancer.

This initiative is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists and oncology nurses involved in the management of patients with Head and Neck Cancer.

Upon completion of this enduring activity, participants will be able to:

Describe the dysregulation of the immune system that supports the development of SCCHN
Review the mechanisms of action of immune-oncology therapies in patients with recurrent and metastatic SCCHN
Discuss clinical trial-derived efficacy and safety data for immuno-oncology agents for use in patients with recurrent or metastatic SCCHN
Explain how to recognize and manage check point inhibitor-associated immune-related adverse events in patients with SCCHN
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of oncology patients.
Credits: 1 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded a maximum of 1 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.

Disclaimer: ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for recertification points and is not for CNE accreditation. CNE programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing CE to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the CNE provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification may be used in relation to the program.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

Dr. Chintakuntlawar has received funding (institutional) from Merck, AstraZeneca, Medimmune, Eisai Inovio, and Kura Oncology.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

The staff, planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Ana Goffin, MPA, Program Manager for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Nina Oshiokpekhai MS, PharmD, Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes, has nothing to disclose.

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During the course of this lecture Dr. Chintakuntlawar may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based.
This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: January 10, 2020