Welcome and Introduction
Background and Rationale for Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Unresectable Stage III NSCLC
Optimal Integration of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Into the Management of Unresectable Stage III NSCLC, Including Discussion of Ongoing Challenges, Open Questions, and Future Directions
Summary, Final Thoughts, and Audience Question and Answer Session
Date / Time
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Julie Brahmer, MD, MSc
Professor of Oncology
Director, Thoracic Oncology
Co-Director, Upper Aerodigestive Cancer Program
Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunology
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Naiyer Rizvi, MD
Price Family Professor of Medicine
Director, Thoracic Oncology
Co-Director, Cancer Immunotherapy
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge, confidence, and competence of oncology specialists and other clinicians to integrate immune checkpoint inhibitors into treatment of their patients with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer.
This program is intended for physicians and other healthcare providers who care for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer.
- Discuss the biologic rationale for using immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with locally advanced NSCLC
- Plan optimal, individualized therapeutic strategies for patients with stage III NSCLC, considering the available clinical evidence, expert recommendations, and patient preferences
- Identify subsets of patients with stage III NSCLC in which current research is conclusive, suggestive, or not available for benefit from durvalumab consolidation after definitive platinum-based chemotherapy and concurrent radiation therapy
- Describe ways that the use of immunotherapy in earlier stages of disease may require a different understanding of risk/benefit and applicable subsets of patients
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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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