Practical Considerations in Multiple Myeloma: Optimizing Therapy with New Proteasome Inhibitors

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Release Date: November 28, 2016
Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

This activity will focus on how new proteasome inhibitors may be safely and effectively incorporated into clinical practice for the management of patients with multiple myeloma. Practical aspects of optimizing therapy with these agents will be addressed, including patient selection, compliance, and side-effect management, as well as guidelines on differentiating between available proteasome inhibitors in clinical practice.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who have an interest in enhancing their clinical skills incorporating new proteasome inhibitors for patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify and differentiate between the new proteasome inhibitors for multiple myeloma
  • Summarize patient selection approaches for each new proteasome inhibitor
  • Outline practical considerations for utilizing the proteasome inhibitors in practice


Practical Considerations in Multiple Myeloma: Optimizing Therapy with New Proteasome Inhibitors – R. Donald Harvey III, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through November 28, 2017. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  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

R. Donald Harvey III, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Phase I Clinical Trials Section
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. R. Donald Harvey received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. He completed a hematology/oncology specialty residency at UNC Hospitals and School of Pharmacy, and a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and College of Pharmacy. Dr. Harvey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition, he is Director of the Phase I Clinical Trials Section at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Harvey is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and oncology pharmacist, and a fellow of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. He holds membership in the American Society of Pharmacometrics, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Hematology-Oncology Pharmacists Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Harvey is on the editorial board of the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy, and is section editor of original research for the Journal of Hematology Oncology Pharmacy. In addition, he is a manuscript reviewer for the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Cancer Research, Investigational New Drugs, Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, British Journal of Cancer, Transfusion, Annals of Oncology, Cancer, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, and Pharmacotherapy, among others. Dr. Harvey’s research focuses on the application of clinical pharmacology principles to improve cancer treatment outcomes.


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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. R. Donald Harvey has received honoraria as a consultant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Takeda Oncology. He has received grant support related to research activities from Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Amgen Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Calithera BioSciences, Inc., Celgene Corporation, Cleave Biosciences, Novartis AG, and Takeda Oncology.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, and Patrick Brooks, PharmD, Medical Director, Oncology, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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