Scientific and Clinical Interpretation of New Data on IFN-a for Adjuvant Therapy of Melanoma
CME Course Duration:
Start Date: April 2009
This activity is directed toward surgical oncologists, general surgeons, oncology nurses, medical oncologists, dermatologists, and other healthcare professionals who treat or screen for melanoma.
Interpret the latest data on various adjuvant interferon (IFN) alfa-2b regimens and extrapolate these findings to clinical practice
Faculty Disclosure Statement
Dr. John M. Kirkwood has disclosed he has participated on the speakers bureau for Schering-Plough Corporation; serves as a consultant to Eleos, Inc., and has received grant/research support from Schering-Plough Corporation, Berlex Laboratories, and Pfizer, Inc.
Physician/Nurse Accreditation Statement
The University of Pittsburg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of his or her participation in the activity.
1 contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education will be granted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.
We gratefully acknowledge an educational grant from Schering-Plough Corporation in support of this activity.
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