May 26, 2022 - 4th Annual Theodore A. Stern, MD, Lecture on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
4th Annual Theodore A. Stern, MD, Lecture on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: Facing Immunotherapy: Opportunities and Challenges for Interdisciplinary Care
Currently, we are in the midst of an exciting revolution in the treatment of cancer. By harnessing and enhancing the body’s immune system with the use of novel therapies such as immune checkpoint inhibitors, we can reduce the amount of tumor burden in patients and, in a subset of patients and cancers, achieve long-lasting remission. This has led to FDA approval of immune-based treatments for a multitude of cancers – with many additional agents (or combination of agents) in the pipeline. However, these therapies are often limited by treatment-induced autoimmune adverse events. We are proud that the Massachusetts General Hospital has taken the lead in this arena by altering our clinical practice model and creating the Severe Immunotherapy Complications (SIC) Service to provide expert multi-disciplinary care for affected patients. Our service is made up of over 19 departments and divisions in the institution. This presentation will review the opportunities and challenges for interdisciplinary care in this burgeoning new field.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Describe the mechanism of action of novel immune check-point inhibitors
- Discuss clinical presentations of Immune Related Adverse Events (irAEs)
- Describe NEW consensus definitions for neuro-irAE (led by MGH)
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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 McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.