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CME webinars offer guidance for managing patients with lung cancer during COVID-19

September 09, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education Public Health 


A growing body of data from confirms that patients with lung cancer face a greater risk of COVID-19 infection and complications. A recent study in the Annals of Oncology showed a high burden of severity in patients with lung cancer, including 11% mortality. 

Rockpointe, a leading provider of continuing medical education (CME),  has collaborated with state medical societies and global oncology associations to offer a free and live one-hour webinar, “Lung Cancer and COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting: What Clinicians Need to Know.” This webinar will be presented three times:

The webinar will help clinicians who treat lung cancer patients understand how the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) alters physiology so they can provide care that will improve COVID-19 symptoms while not exacerbating lung cancer symptoms. Clinicians will also learn about the factors that increase these patients’ risk for COVID-19 infection, including decreased immunity due to pharmacotherapy and abnormal anatomy and cellular structure after surgery and/or radiation therapy.

The California Medical Association (CMA) is a proud partner of Rockpointe, and 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 Boston University School of Medicine and Rockpointe. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables participants to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

There is no fee for this activity, which is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo.

 

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