Optimizing Multiple Myeloma Treatment and Supportive Care: Discerning the Role of Available and Investigational Pharmacotherapies

On-Demand Webcast

This webcast is based on live proceedings from the Pharmacy Learning Network 2012 Conference Series. 

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.


Christopher A. Fausel, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Clinical Manager
Oncology Pharmacy
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, Indiana

David G. Frame, PharmD
Clinical Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Specialist
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for health-system pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Examine the characteristics and clinical and economic burden of multiple myeloma (MM)
  • Differentiate current MM treatment standards and algorithms for first-line, refractory, and maintenance therapy
  • Evaluate the clinical profiles of investigational therapies for MM management
  • Implement supportive-care strategies to improve MM patient care
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release date: December 17, 2012
Expiration date: December 17, 2013
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

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This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN 276-000-12-009-H01-P).

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Independent Clinical Reviewer: Sachin Shah, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Pharmacy, Dallas, Texas

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Christopher A. Fausel, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, David G. Frame, PharmD, Sachin Shah, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP; and Kristin Ciszeski, Mary Johnson, Michael Kearney, Nick Lombardi, Randy Robbin, and John Savage, NACCME.

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All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Fausel: Promotional speakers bureau—Millennium Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Frame: Promotional speakers bureau—Celgene, Millennium Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Shah disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Ciszeski, Ms. Johnson, Mr. Kearney, Mr. Robbin, and Mr. Savage have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Mr. Lombardi: Stock shareholder—Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc, ViroPharma, Inc

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Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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