Research & Education

Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma: Current Status and Future Directions

September 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. EDT - Recording Available
 Dr. Anna Nowak

Professor Anna Nowak, MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Director of the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases,
University of Western Australia

 

Name of Reviewer(s): 

               

 

Govind Babu, MD:

No Relevant Financial/Commercial relationships to disclose.

 

Name of Planner(s): 

 

Carlos Ferreira-Nothing to Disclose

 Education Committee (Planners)

 

 Fredericco Cappuzzo, MD

No relevant Financial/Commercial Relationships to Disclosed

Name of Activity: 

 

Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma: Current Status and Future Directions

Date of Activity:

 

September 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. EDT

Faculty/Speaker(s)Disclosure:

COI Resolution: Presenter was restricted to discussion of evidence-based information and was restricted to present scientific data only.

“All planning committee members’, reviewers, planners and faculty et al. identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity.”

 

Speaker: Professor Anna Nowak

Advisory Boards: Bayer Pharmaceuticals; Aduro Biotech; Astrazeneca; Roche; Merck; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Trizell.

Research Funding: Astrazeneca; Boehringer

 

Type of Activity:

 Live Course

  Internet Live Course (Webinar)XXXX

 Internet Enduring Material

Are there Commercial Supporters for this activity?

    YES

If yes, please list:IASLC expresses appreciation to Bristol-Myers Squibb for their support of this educational activity by providing an unrestricted educational grant.

This webinar will cover the history and current status of immunotherapy for treating mesothelioma, and the most pressing unanswered questions in this setting. It will include a bench to bedside review of chemo-immunotherapy in mesothelioma and the potential future of this field.

Activity Objectives:

In this one-hour webinar, Professor Nowak will:

  • review the current state-of-the-art for treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma;
  • examine the emerging role of immunotherapy for mesothelioma;
  • provide updated results of recently completed studies evaluating new agents and new approaches to the management of malignant mesothelioma; and
  • identify the major, ongoing and planned clinical trials most likely to impact patient care in the near future.

Goal & Purpose: 

  • Identify and discuss recent data and current clinical research evaluating the efficacy and safety of immunotherapeutic agents in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma (“MM”).
  • Assess those clinical research findings that are most relevant to treating clinicians.
  • Appraise the utility of immunotherapy in the management of MM and its evolutionary role in current treatment algorithms.

Following the presentation, there will be ample time for discussion and questions.  Questions and comments can be submitted to Dr. Nowak via internet chat.

Participants who complete a post-test along with an evaluation will receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for each completed webinar.  

In order to receive CME credit, attendees must fill out a program evaluation.

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This CME live webinar series is designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat patients with lung cancer, including medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and advanced practice nurses and physicians' assistants.

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