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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in First-line Therapy for Advanced Melanoma: A Look at the Ever-Changing Treatment Landscape

This educational activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and supported by an educational grants Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck & Company, Inc.

Registration & Dates for Activities

Thursday, August 12, 2021
3:00-4:00 PM ET


Heather L. Armbruster, PharmD, BCOP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist,
Melanoma and Neuroendocrine Tumors 
The James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


Dr. Armbruster has disclosed that she has no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this program.

The clinical reviewer, Megan May, PharmD, BCOP, has disclosed that she has no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this program.

Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Soboti, RPh, and Susan R. Grady, MSN, RN, as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.


acpePostgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
UAN: 0430-0000-21-061-L01-P
Credits: 1.0 hour (0.10 ceu)

Type of Activity: Application
Media: Internet

Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.
Estimated time to complete activity: 60 minutes


This accredited activity has been designed for oncology pharmacists.


Participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) attend and participate in the live webinar; and 3) complete the evaluation form directly after the event with a maximum of within 60 days of attending the live session. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Your credit will automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor.


To provide oncology pharmacists with updated and enhanced knowledge on the use of immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment regimens for advanced melanoma including drug mechanisms of action, approved indications, potential as first-line therapy, and treatment-related toxicities, which will serve to optimize patient outcomes and quality of life.


At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the rationale for the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of advanced melanoma in the first-line setting
  • Discuss clinical evidence supporting the use of these agents, alone and in combination, as first-line therapy
  • Formulate approaches for individualizing treatment based on drug- and patient-specific factor
  • Identify strategies for optimally managing adverse events associated with immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy alone or in combination


Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
  • Internet Browser (Mac & Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher, & Opera 5 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible
  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC, Bristol Myers Squibb or Merck & Company, Inc. 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 patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information) and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this activity have not been evaluated by the FDA.