Economic and Clinical Outcomes Assessment of Immuno-Oncology Agents: A Guide for Payer Decision Makers


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    Impact Education, LLC
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck & Co., Inc.
LIVE Webcast Date
Monday, June 15, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET

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  Learn About
  • Latest trial results on checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T therapies
  • MOA of novel immuno-oncology agents
  • Key outcome measures and payment models in immuno-oncology
  Expert Faculty Presenters
Yung Lyou, MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology
City of Hope
Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH
Enlightenment Bioconsult, LLC
  Who Should Attend?

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of managed care pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, quality directors, medical directors, registered nurses and other managed health care professionals.

  Statement of Need/Program Overview

The advent and rapid escalation of targeted cancer therapies has led to the emergence of sophisticated immuno-oncology agents. However, the historically high cost of these agents has compelled payers to initiate strategies to control utilization and manage costs. Because of the explosive growth of this category and their corresponding budgetary impact, healthcare decision makers (HCDMs) and managed care professionals require education on the principles of immuno-oncology and the mechanisms of action behind these novel treatments. Furthermore, given increased focus on value-based benefit design, utilization management, and payer-led clinical interventions to address shortfalls in oncology practice, managed care stakeholders also have a need for information to effectively address the evolving paradigm of cancer treatment. This webcast will provide HCDMs and managed care professionals with the required education on the principles of immuno-oncology and the mechanisms of action behind these novel treatments.

  Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate improved ability to:
  • Characterize the role of the immune system in immunosurveillance and elimination of malignant cell lines
  • Explain the mechanisms of action of novel immuno-oncology agents such as PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors and CAR-T therapies
  • Describe key outcomes measures in immuno-oncology and the importance of cumulative assessment of outcomes
  • Apply comprehensive analyses of emerging clinical trial data for checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T therapies
  • Illustrate current and proposed payer initiatives for the funding and management of checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T therapies

Date and Time
Monday, June 15, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Opening Comments/Overview
Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH
Clinical Update on the Evolving Immuno-Oncology Treatment Paradigm
Yung Lyou, MD, PhD
Evidence-based Decision Making in a Cost Conscience Environment
Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH
Medical and Pharmacy Management Strategies to Enhance Outcomes Requiring Treatment with Immuno-Oncology Agents
Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH
Audience Q&A Session
Key Takeaways and Closing Comments
  Accreditation Information
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Impact Education, 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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number: JA4008162-9999-20-2107-L01-P
Type of Activity: Application

Continuing Nursing Education
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