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Making Sense of the New World of Myeloma Care: Pharmacy Perspectives on Novel Antibodies and BCMA CAR-T Therapy

This CPE activity is provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

This activity is developed with our educational partner, PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This educational activity is supported through educational grants from Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and Sanofi Genzyme.

Activity Description

In this activity, a panel of pharmacy experts in multiple myeloma management discusses the latest evidence on novel antibody and CAR-T options and link key take-homes from the data to core aspects of pharmacy practice, from minimizing adverse events/drug interactions to educating patients and staff while addressing other pharmacy considerations.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of hematology-oncology pharmacists, pharmacy managers, and other relevant pharmacy and multidisciplinary hematology-oncology professionals involved in the care of patients with multiple myeloma.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the current treatment role and regulatory status of novel antibodies and cell-based therapy for multiple myeloma
  • Summarize efficacy and safety evidence related to the use of CD38, SLAMF7, and BCMA-targeting antibodies and BCMA CAR-T therapy in newly diagnosed and relapsed multiple myeloma
  • Develop educational plans for staff and patients surrounding safety, dosing, and potential drug interactions associated with novel antibodies and cell therapy in multiple myeloma
  • Apply team-based management strategies for the integration of novel antibodies and cell therapy into existing treatment protocols for multiple myeloma, including addressing formulary concerns or developing intrainstitutional therapeutic algorithms

Continuing Pharmacy Education

acpeMedical Learning Institute, Inc. (MLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number: 0468-9999-21-011-H01-P
Type of Activity: Application

Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes
Media: Enduring Material

Release Date

May 12, 2021

Expiration Date

May 11, 2022

Faculty Disclosures

Chair & Presenter
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA
Professor, Hematology/Medical Oncology and Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office
Director, Phase I Clinical Trials Section
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Amgen Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline.
Grant/Research Support from Abbisko Therapeutics Co., Ltd.; AbbVie Inc.; Actuate Therapeutics, Inc.; Alkermes; Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca; Bayer Corporation; Boston Biomedical Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb; Calithera Biosciences, Inc.; FUJIFILM; Genmab A/S; GlaxoSmithKline; Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Inhibrx, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Lycera; Merck & Co., Inc.; Mersana Therapeutics; Meryx; Nektar; Pfizer; Puma Biotechnology, Inc.; RAPT Therapeutics; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Rgenix Inc.; Sanofi; Seattle Genetics, Inc.; Sutro Biopharma, Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; and Xencor, Inc. Research funding to institution.

Kathryn Maples, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Multiple Myeloma
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Kathryn Maples, PharmD, BCOP, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for GlaxoSmithKline; Karyopharm Therapeutics; and Sanofi.

Tim J. Peterson, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Multiple Myeloma
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Tim J. Peterson, PharmD, BCOP, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose for this educational activity.

Planning Committee and Content/Peer Reviewers
The planners and content/peer reviewers from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, our educational partner, do not have any relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies unless listed below.

  All of the relevant financial relationships of individuals for this activity have been mitigated.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


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 accredited CE 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 accredited CE activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

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About This CPE Activity

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