Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Receiving Immunomodulatory Agents

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Release Date: May 07, 2020
Expiration Date: May 07, 2021

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

Patients with myeloma have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). In this activity, Dr. Kumar explains the contributing factors to VTE, how these findings relate to risk stratification, and what system is the most useful in assessing VTE risk in myeloma. He will also describe the best options for when VTE prophylaxis is warranted.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including hematologists, oncologists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the prevalence and impact of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in multiple myeloma
  • Identify therapeutic strategies for prophylaxis in NDMM patients who may be at risk for VTEs
  • Outline clinical expert recommendations for prophylaxis of VTEs in patients with multiple myeloma


Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Receiving Immunomodulatory Agents – Shaji K. Kumar, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through May 07, 2021. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
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  6. Certificates for CME credit may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

Shaji K. Kumar, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director
Clinical Research Office
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Shaji Kumar received his medical degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. His postdoctoral training included a residency in internal medicine from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, followed by a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Kumar is a Consultant in the Division of Hematology and Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota. He serves as Medical Director for the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Clinical Research Office and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Kumar serves as Co-Chair of the NCI Myeloma Steering Committee and as Chair of the NCCN Multiple Myeloma Guidelines Panel. His research focuses on the development of novel drugs and drug combinations for the treatment of myeloma. His laboratory focuses on understanding the role of bone marrow microenvironment in the development and progression of myeloma.


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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Shaji Kumar has received honoraria related to speakers’ bureau and formal advisory activities from AbbVie Inc., Adaptive Biotechnologies, Celgene Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kite Pharma, AstraZeneca (formerly MedImmune, LLC), Oncopeptides AB, and Takeda Oncology. He has received research support for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center clinical trials from AbbVie, Celgene, Janssen, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Kite, AstraZeneca, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis AG, Sanofi, and Takeda.

Andrew Bowser, contributing author, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, Wilma Guerra, Program Director, and Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.

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