Approaches to Personalized Treatment for CLL: Expert Guidance on Sequencing Therapy and Novel Agents

Join us for this live, CME-certified symposium featuring review and discussion of patient case studies and key clinical trial data by renowned clinical experts providing their perspectives on recent advances in the personalized treatment of patients with CLL.

You will have multiple opportunities to interact with faculty through interactive patient case scenarios and dynamic question and answer sessions.

Friday Satellite Symposium preceding the 61st ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition.


7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Breakfast and Registration

7:30 AM - 7:40 AM Welcome and Introduction

7:40 AM - 8:10 AM Overview of CLL Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Novel Targeted Agents

8:10 AM - 8:40 AM Considerations in Selecting Therapy for Treatment-Naive CLL

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM Considerations in Selecting Therapy for Previously Treated CL

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Near Future Directions: Promising Agents and Combinations Under Investigation

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM Clinical Trial Spotlight and Preview of Key CLL Studies at ASH 2019

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Panel Discussion and Audience Question and Answer Session

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM Summary and Final Thoughts



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Program Director
William G. Wierda, MD, PhD

Department of Leukemia
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Asher Chanan-Khan, MD

Chair, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor
Center for Novel Therapeutics
Evelyn & Edwin Tasch Chair in Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego
Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, California

Anthony Mato, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Leukemia
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge and competence of clinicians to implement best practices in the treatment of CLL.

Target Audience 
This program is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers who treat and manage patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Learning Objectives

  • Consider efficacy and safety profile of the therapeutic agent along with patient characteristics and molecular features of CLL to individualize therapeutic strategies for newly diagnosed CLL
  • Choose optimal treatment for relapsed/refractory CLL based on the available clinical data, guidelines, and expert recommendations
  • Plan treatment strategies that sequence targeted agents to optimize patient outcomes and quality of life
  • Evaluate promising approved and investigational agents and combination regimens in CLL, including efficacy, unique toxicities, and other practical management considerations
  • Manage adverse events associated with treatment approaches for CLL to ensure treatment compliance as well as improved clinical outcomes and quality of life


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
NCCN designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

NCCN designates this application-based continuing education activity for 3.0 contact hour (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-9999-19-071-L01-P.

Physician Assistants
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Attention Pharmacists:
You must complete the post-test and evaluation within 30 days of the activity. Continuing pharmacy education credit is reported to the CPE Monitor once the post-test and evaluation are completed. Before completing these requirements, be sure your NCCN profile has been updated with your NABP e-profile ID and date of birth or your credit cannot be reported. If you have not already done so, please complete your e-profile at to obtain your NABP e-Profile ID.

NCCN Medical Education Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support (the provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests [SCS 1, 2 and 6] by experts on the topics). Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. NCCN and Clinical Care Options, LLC do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of NCCN and Clinical Care Options, LLC. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indication, contraindications, and warnings.