ESMO 2017: A Therapeutic Update on the Management of Patients with Gastric Cancer

Course Description

This webcast on gastric cancer (GC) is based on a roundtable discussion among three key opinion leaders in the field. The experts will present updates on the management of GC and summarize and discuss the latest clinical trial data presented during the ESMO 2017 Congress, held in Madrid, Spain, and the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, USA. Advances in perioperative treatment strategies, targeted therapies such as HER2 inhibitors, and novel immunotherapies including agents targeting PD-1/PD-L1 will be examined. The experts will address the question of how novel treatment options, when approved, could be included in individualized treatment plans, to optimize treatment selection and outcomes for patients with GC.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients with gastric cancer.


Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:

  1. Explain the molecular targets of gastric cancer
  2. Analyze the clinical trial data of therapies used to treat gastric cancer that were presented at the 2017 ESMO Annual meeting
  3. Apply the above knowledge to develop data-driven, individualized treatment plans to optimize treatment selection and outcomes for patients with gastric cancer

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Faculty Relationship Identified With:
Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab Consultant/Advisor: Amgen Inc., ARMO Biosciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, CELGENE CORPORATION, Exelixis, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Ipsen, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Silajen - SillaJen Inc
Florian F. Lordick

Consultant/Advisor: Eli Lilly and Company

Grant/Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Speakers’ Bureau: Amgen Inc., Astellas Pharma US, Inc., AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eli Lilly and Company, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Servier

Elizabeth Smyth Consultant/Advisor: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc., Gritstone Oncology, Servier

Non-faculty

Astrid Stoker; Elena Knoche; Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD hereby state that neither they nor their spouse/life partner have had any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Provider Information

Jointly provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Excerpta Medica.


CME CREDIT (PHYSICIANS)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Excerpta Medica. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME INQUIRIES/SPECIAL NEEDS

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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. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education, Excerpta Medica, and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  1. Read the educational objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
  3. Read or Review the activity content.
  4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  5. Physicians who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a CME Certificate.
  6. All other participants who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Release date: December 7, 2017
Expiration date: December 6, 2018