2016 EHA Annual Meeting Highlights in HL

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Release Date: July 06, 2016
Expiration Date: July 06, 2017

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 60 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

The European Hematology Association (EHA) 2016 Annual Meeting highlights for Hodgkin lymphoma covers the most exciting and clinically relevant data presented at the conference. A group of expert faculty, including Dr. Peter Borchmann, Dr. Paul Bröckelmann, Dr. Astrid Pavlovsky, and Dr. Anas Younes, provide overviews of data spanning topics such as, immuno-oncology, PET-adapted therapy, real-world use of brentuximab vedotin and data from the German Hodgkin Study Group, while sharing insights into the impact of these data on clinical practice.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals who have an interest in enhancing their clinical skills in managing Hodgkin lymphoma.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the most clinically relevant and potentially impactful Hodgkin lymphoma presentations from the European Hematology Association 2016 Annual Meeting
  • Describe the clinical impact of emerging data on treatment strategies and novel therapies for the treatment of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

Agenda

Updates from the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG) – Peter Borchmann, MD

Real-World Data on Brentuximab Vedotin in Hodgkin Lymphoma – Paul Bröckelmann, MD

PET-Adapted Therapy in Hodgkin Lymphoma
– Astrid Pavlovsky, MD

Immuno-oncology in Hodgkin Lymphoma
– Anas Younes, MD

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Faculty Biographies

Peter Borchmann, MD
Assistant Medical Director
Department of Hematology/Oncology
University Hospital of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Dr. Peter Borchmann is Assistant Medical Director in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at the University Hospital of Cologne where he is Head of the Lymphoma Program. He is also Study Secretary of the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG) and responsible for development and investigator initiated clinical studies in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Dr. Borchmann’s scientific focus within the GHSG is to optimize the treatment of advanced stage HL patients and elderly patients. He is also the leader of the working group “Survivorship” (http://www.ghsg.org).

Paul Bröckelmann, MD
German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG)
Department I of Internal Medicine
University Hospital of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Dr. Paul Bröckelmann received his medical training at the University of Cologne, Germany. He completed internships in surgery at Universidad de Buenos Aires – Argentina, Internal Medicine at University Hospital of Cologne – Germany, Internal Medicine at Brighton Sussex Medical School – England, and Psychiatry at University Hospital of Cologne. In addition, he completed the Master Class of the European Hematology Association (EHA). Dr. Bröckelmann is at the Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, and a trial physician with the German Hodgkin Study Group.

Astrid Pavlovsky, MD
Medical Director
Pavlovsky Center for Hematology
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Astrid Pavlovsky received her medical degree from Universidad del Salvador. In addition, she holds a degree in hematology from Argentine Society of Hematology, University of Buenos Aires, and a degree in internal medicine from Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, where she also completed a residency program in general internal medicine. She is Medical Director at the Pavlovsky Center for Hematology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dr. Pavlovsky, a specialist in hematology, is on the Ethics Committee, FUNDALEU; the Experts Committee, Iberoamerican Society of Scientific Information (SIIC); chairman of Hodgkin lymphoma clinical trial (GATLA Protocol 08-LH-05); secretary of GATLA, a cooperative group for the treatment of onco-hematological malignancies, and is Principal Investigator of the Alcyone Study.

Anas Younes, MD
Chief, Lymphoma Service
Division of Hematologic Oncology, Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Dr. Anas Younes received his medical degree from the University of Damascus School of Medicine in Syria. He completed residencies in pathology at the Medical College of Ohio and in internal medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, as well as a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Younes is Chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Lymphoma Service, Division of Hematologic Oncology, where he is responsible for continuing to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into novel treatment strategies to improve the cure rate and survival of patients with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Dr. Younes, a board-certified medical oncologist, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, and is a past member of the National Cancer Institute Lymphoma Steering Committee. He has served as the principal investigator of more than 60 clinical trials and led the National Cancer Institute–funded SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) in lymphoma.

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Faculty Disclosures

Drs. Peter Borchmann and Astrid Pavlovsky have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Dr. Paul Bröckelmann has received honoraria as a consultant from Takeda Oncology.

Dr. Anas Younes has received honoraria as a consultant from Bayer AG, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Incyte Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., and Takeda Oncology. He has received grant support related to research activities from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Curis, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., and Novartis AG.

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This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

Drs. Borchmann, Bröckelmann, Pavlovsky, and Younes have indicated that they do not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the US.

Drs. Borchmann, Bröckelmann, Pavlovsky, and Younes have indicated that they do not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the US.

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