How I Treat Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
July 12, 2023
July 12, 2024
This educational activity is presented in collaboration with Rush University Medical Center and Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL).
Supported by educational grants from Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Nurses — 1.0 Nursing Contact Hour
- Pharmacists — 1.0 Contact Hour
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation
This educational activity is designed for hematologists, oncologists, hospital system pharmacists, Nurses, and the multidisciplinary healthcare team who are involved in the care of patients with PNH.
In this point-counterpoint digital activity, two expert faculty discuss and debate treatment selection for patients with PNH through case-based scenarios. Faculty review mechanisms of action, clinical trial data, and real-world evidence supporting divergent treatment strategies for the presented cases. How do the experts make their initial treatment selections? Why might they choose a C5 inhibitor or a C3 inhibitor? How do they assess response to treatment, and what do they do when treatment response is suboptimal? View the activity and find out!
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Outline the clinical manifestations of PNH and their role in guiding initial treatment selection and changes in therapy
- Review the pharmacologic profiles, efficacy, and safety of available complement inhibitors and summarize their use in clinical practice
- Discuss recent advances in PNH therapeutic approaches
- Formulate personalized treatment strategies considerate of patient risks, characteristics, complications, and preferences
Dr. Marjorie C. Barnett- Dr. Hau C. Kwaan Professor
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Carlos de Castro, MD
Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke Cancer Institute
In support of improving patient care, Rush University
Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.
Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of (1) nursing contact hour.
Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour for pharmacists.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of Rush University Medical Center and the Office of Interprofessional Continuing Education to ensure that its CE activities are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CE. All individuals in control of educational content must disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies in the past 24 months. An ineligible company is an entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All conflicts of interest, including potential ones, for individuals in control of educational content are mitigated prior to the planning, implementation, or evaluation of the continuing education activity.
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- Jamile Shammo, MD
- Research grant from: Abbvie, ASTX-Pharma, Protagonist Therapeutics
- Consulting to: Alexion, Astra Zeneca, Bristol Meyers Squibb, CTI BioPharma, Incyte
- Advisor: GSK
- Executive Role: MJH Life Sciences
- Stockholder/Options: AbbVie, Baxter
- Member, Speakers' Bureau for: Alexion, Astra Zeneca, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Incyte, Sanof
- DSMB Chair: Apellis, NS Bio Sciences
- Carlos de Castro, MD
- Member, Speakers Bureau for: Alexion, Appellis Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Myers Suibb
- Consultant to: Novartis, Regeneron
Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive credit, learners are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 75% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.
CPE credit will be submitted to the CPE Monitor® on the first business day of each month.
Course Viewing Requirements
1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.
2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
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6. Allow ActiveX controls to run on your computer: If the yellow strip appears on the top of your web browser while running the Webcast, right click on it and select Allow blocked contents to run.
7. Turn the Pop-up blocker off: On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker, and then click Turn Off Pop-up Blocker
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use: Danicopan and iptacopan are investigational therapies for the treatment of PNH and are not FDA-approved.
The content for this activity was developed independently of any ineligible companies. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor(s).
This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.
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