Ancillary Symposium: New Horizons for Medical Management of Acromegaly

Join this patient-focused presentation featuring practical case-based learning designed to improve clinicians' understanding of the available treatment options, and discuss the decision process for selecting treatment appropriate to each patient.  

Topics covered will include: 
  • Landscape: What's New and What's Changed 

  • Expanding View: Understanding Patients' Treatment Burden and Experience 

  • A New Horizon: Treatment Options for Optimal Outcomes 

  • The Journey: How to Proceed, the Decision Process 

  • Question and Answer 

 This symposium is certified for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 1.0 ABIM MOC points. 

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Target Audience

This activity is intended for endocrinologists and endocrine fellows, primary care physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to: 

  • Examine the main aspects of acromegaly, including scientific advances and expanding knowledge of disease pathogenesis, improvements in disease management, and new medical therapies (available and in development) to improve disease control. 

  • Establish familiarity with current research related to patient and medical provider reporting of symptoms during treatment.  
  • Enhance understanding of available treatment options and the consequent outcomes (i.e., control of GH/IGF-I levels, amelioration of signs/symptoms, improved QoL, ease of administration) associated with use of these different treatment options 

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Physician-in-practice
Fellow
Resident
Clinical researcher
Scientific researcher
Educator/Teacher
Pharmacist
Nurse/Nurse practitioner
Physician assistant
Allied health professional
Other
Competency Area: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Topic Area: 
Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 4 (Learning: Competence (Shows How))
Activity summary
Course opens: 
09/07/2020
Course expires: 
09/10/2023
Rating: 
0

Online 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 
Program: 2:40-3:40 PM Eastern Time 

The proposed format for this symposium will provide a patient focused presentation featuring practical case-based learning. The cases will be preceded by a brief description of the landscape for patients with acromegaly given by the program chair. Following will be 2 sections, each with a case, designed to improve clinicians understanding of patients’ treatment burden and experience, enhance understanding of available treatment options, and discuss the decision process for selecting treatment appropriate to each patient. The final section will be a Discussion/Question and Answer opportunity for faculty panel and audience.

Shlomo Melmed, MB ChB - Program Chair 

Professor and Dean 
Cedars-Siani Medical Center 
Los Angeles, CA 

Eliza Gear, MD  

Associate Professor 
Memorial Sloan Kettering 
New York, NY 

Laurence Katznelson, MD 

Professor 
Stanford University Medical Center   
Palo Alto, CA 

Disclosure Policy

The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion. 

The Endocrine Society has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable. 

 The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity: 

  • Shlomo Melmed, MD: Consultant, Chiasma Inc, Ionis, Crinetics, Ipsen; Research Grant Support, Pfizer
  • Laurence Katznelson, MD: Research Grant Support, Chiasma Inc.; Advisory Board, Pfizer
  • Eliza B. Geer, MD: Research Support, Novartis, Strongbridge, Chiasma, Ionis, Bristo-Myers Squibb; Consultant, Chiasma; Advisory Board, Strongbridge

The following SPC member who planned and reviewed content for this activity reported relevant financial relationships:  

The following SPC Committee members reported financial relationships: 

  • Andjela T. Drincic, MD: Advisory Board Member, Corcept 

  • Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD: Consultant, Amarin, Amgen, Akcea, Aegerion, Esperion, Novartis 

  • Angela M. Leung, MD: Speaker, Medical Education Resources, MCE Conferences 

  • Amy Rothberg, MD: Spouse, consultant of Merck 

  • Jenny Blau, MD: Employee, AstraZeneca 

The Endocrine Society has reviewed these relationships to determine which are relevant to the content of this activity and resolved any identified conflicts of interest for these individuals.  

The following SPC members reported no relevant financial relationships: 
Katherine Araque, MD; Beret Ann Casey, MD; Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD, Neena Natt, MD; Deborah Sellmeyer, MD; Savitha Subramanian, MD; Soleymani Taraneh, MD; Steven Weitzman, MD

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The Endocrine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Endocrine Society has achieved Accreditation with Commendation.  

The Endocrine Society designates each webinar will to be certified for up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 1 ABIM MOC Points. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   For questions about content or obtaining CME credit, please contact the Endocrine Society at education.endocrine.org/contact. 

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION 

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