Making the Right Diagnosis: Applying Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) in MDS

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Release Date: July 30, 2018
Expiration Date: July 30, 2019

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

Data are accumulating to support use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the diagnosis and management of patients with MDS. This activity will describe advances in genomics and the role of NGS in diagnosis and prognosis of MDS, and will discuss strategies for applying NGS in the management of patients with the disease.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including hematologists, oncologists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the current status of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the clinical setting
  • Describe the advances in genomics and the role of NGS in the diagnosis and prognosis of MDS
  • Apply NGS in practice for the diagnosis and management of patients with MDS

Agenda

Making the Right Diagnosis: Applying Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) in MDS – Jay L. Patel, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through July 30, 2019. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation survey to provide feedback and information useful for future programming.
  6. Certificates for CME may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

Jay L. Patel, MD
Associate Professor and Medical Director
University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Jay Patel received his medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Utah. He then served as a hematopathology fellow at Stanford University. Dr. Patel is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Medical Director at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Patel is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology, with subspecialty boards in hematology, and is a member of the CAP Hematology & Clinical Microscopy Resource Committee. His clinical and research interests are broad and include all aspects of hematopathology. He specializes in application of next-generation sequencing technologies in the diagnosis and prognostication of hematolymphoid malignancies and benign hematologic disorders.

Accreditation

MediCom CME CREDIT
Accreditation Statement: MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: MediCom Worldwide, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ACPE CPE CREDIT
MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for 0.5 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-18-016-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

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Disclosure

As an organization accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and California State Board of Registered Nursing, MediCom Worldwide, Inc. requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest. Accordingly, the following disclosures were made.

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Jay Patel has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Kristin Burke, Project Manager, Keith D’Oria, Medical Writer, and Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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This activity is supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation and Onconova Therapeutics Inc.

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