Educational Objectives

After participating in the activity, the participant should be able to:

1. Evaluate the role of new diagnostic techniques and therapeutic approaches as applied to the care and management of hematologic malignancies (knowledge, competence, performance).

2. Debate the benefits of maintenance therapies in patients with hematologic malignancies and integrate key findings into clinical practice to improve patient care (knowledge, competence, performance).

3. Describe the clinical and molecular facets of biology, pathogenesis, diagnostic approaches and therapeutic modalities available for various hematologic disorders (knowledge, competence).

4. Apply emerging therapies and novel treatment strategies for patients with hematologic malignancies and evaluate the practical utility of novel agents based on data from recent clinical studies to improve outcomes (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes).

5. Differentiate the evolving therapeutic strategies for first-line, second-line, third-line, and salvage treatment of hematologic malignancies and apply these strategies into practice (knowledge, competence, performance).

Target Audience

This program is directed towards Physicians, RNs, PAs, PharmDs, Fellows and Students interested in Hematology Oncology, Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

Educational Methods

Lectures, Case Studies, Panel Discussions, Poster Session, Poster Presentations, Interactive Small Groups, Question-and-Answer Sessions


A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Society of Hematologic Oncology. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Certificates & Attendance Verification Certificates

Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form.

Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.

Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, scheduling conflicts, and so forth.


This activity has been submitted to the Oncology Nursing Society for approval to award contact hours. ONS is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.