CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE), a leader in continuing education for retail, health-system, managed care and specialty pharmacists, will host the virtual symposium Use of Targeted Mechanisms to Optimize Management of Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. EDT. The live symposium will feature Craig Freyer, Pharm.D., BCOP, a clinical pharmacy specialist in hematology/oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
“We are proud to present this live virtual symposium on pharmacists’ roles in managing patients with AML,” said Jim Palatine, RPh, MBA, president of PTCE. “We are excited to make use of our in-house studio to bring the presenter’s interactive slides and live discussion of patient counseling videos directly to our audience. The videos will allow pharmacists to observe patient counseling techniques that are aimed to support pharmacists in educating patients and optimizing outcomes.”
Designed for specialty and health-system pharmacists, this symposium will discuss the evolving role of pharmacists caring for patients with AML. The primary therapeutic approach for AML is chemotherapy; however, just 40% to 45% of younger adults and 10% to 20% of older adults achieve long-term remission. Recent advances in the treatment of AML are rapidly transforming the landscape and include targeted approaches, such as the use of FLT-3 and IDH inhibitors. This program contains patient counseling videos intertwined throughout the presentation that will highlight how pharmacists help in the management and counseling of patients with AML who are receiving these targeted agents.
The activity is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and approved for 1.5 contact hours and is supported by educational grants from Agios Pharmaceuticals and Astellas.
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About Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE) is a leader in continuing education for retail, health system, managed care and specialty pharmacists. PTCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). PTCE’s print, online and live CPE activities are designed to help improve the knowledge, competence and skills of pharmacists so they are better prepared to provide the highest quality of pharmacy care to the patients they serve and to the physicians they assist as part of a multidisciplinary treatment and management team. To learn more about the educational activities sponsored by PTCE, visit https://www.pharmacytimes.org/.