B-Cell Malignancies—Expert Guidance on BTK Inhibitors for Today’s Clinic

B-Cell Malignancies—Expert Guidance on BTK Inhibitors for Today’s Clinic (June 2019)

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Webinar -- 7:00 PM CT


7:00 PM – 7:10 PM  Program Overview – Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD; Program Chair

7:10 PM – 7:40 PM  Case Discussions: Selecting BTK inhibitor Therapy in B-Cell Malignancies

7:40 PM – 8:10 PM  Case Discussions: Managing Adverse Events and Improving Adherence

8:10 PM – 8:40 PM  Near-Future Directions of BTK Inhibitor Therapy in B-Cell Malignancies

8:40 PM – 9:00 PM  Conclusions and Audience Question & Answer Session


Program Chair
Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Quality Informatics
Attending Physician, Lymphoma Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Weill-Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

John Byrd, Other

Distinguished University Professor 
D. Warren Brown Chair of Leukemia Research
Senior Adviser for Cancer Experimental Therapeutics
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Columbus, Ohio

Ian Flinn, MD

Director, Lymphoma Research Program
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Nashville, Tennessee

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ competence in using BTK inhibitors to improve treatment outcomes for patients with B-cell malignancies.

Target Audience 
This program is intended for hematologists, hematologist-oncologists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with MCL, CLL, and other B-cell malignancies.

Learning Objectives 

  • Evaluate differences among agents targeting BTK in terms of molecular characteristics, preclinical data, approved indications, dosing, safety profile, and efficacy
  • Consider existing and emerging clinical research data evaluating currently available and emerging BTK inhibitors (and BTK-based combinations) in the formulation of therapeutic recommendations for patients with MCL, CLL, and other B-cell malignancies
  • Recognize and manage adverse events and toxicities associated with BTK inhibitor therapy to support quality of life and continuation of treatment
  • Explain to patients the importance of and provide strategies for optimal adherence to prescribed BTK inhibitors
  • Assess ongoing clinical trials evaluating currently available and emerging BTK inhibitors (and BTK-based combinations) to aid clinical trial enrollment and predict new options in the clinic


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Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
CCO designates this live activity or enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
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