The Necessity of a Multidisciplinary Roundtable in the Diagnostic Workup of Castleman Disease

Idiopathic Multicentric Castleman Disease Patient Journey: Optimizing Best Practices to Improve Patient-Centric Outcomes

The Necessity of a Multidisciplinary Roundtable in the Diagnostic Workup of Castleman Disease

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  • Overview

    This series of bite-sized episodes will take you on the winding journey that patients with idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) often undergo to achieve an accurate diagnosis. Once the condition is finally identified, even the most astute specialists can find themselves challenged by the treatment, management, and monitoring of these patients. Join Drs. Corey Casper and Sudipto Mukherjee as they explain the ups and downs of this rare disease.

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    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.


    Corey Casper, MD, MPH
    Clinical Professor of Medicine and Global Health
    University of Washington
    Affiliate Professor, Fred Hutch Cancer Center
    Seattle, WA

    Research: Amyris, ImmunityBio (IBRX), Janssen
    Ownership Interest: Viracta Therapeutics
    Receives Royalties: UpToDate
    Patent Holder: AAHI
    Consulting Fees: EUSA Pharma


    Sudipto Mukherjee, MD, PhD, MPH
    Director, Rare Cancers & Blood Diseases
    Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
    Cleveland, OH

    Research: BMS/Celgene, Jazz Pharma, Novartis
    Receives Royalties: McGraw Hill
    Consulting Fees: BioPharm, Blueprint Medicines, BMS/Celgene, Genentech and AbbVie, EUSA, Novartis

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Stephen Chavez has nothing to disclose.
    • Libby Lurwick has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Resnick has nothing to disclose.
    • Mara Siegel has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Discuss the clinical burden and impact associated with a delayed diagnosis of Castleman disease
    • Improve the speed and accuracy of a diagnosis of Castleman disease through increased recognition of its clinical presentation and knowledge of published diagnostic criteria
    • Incorporate guideline-concordant care into the treatment of patients with Castleman disease
    • Employ shared decision-making strategies to increase patient participation and promote advocacy, clinical trial enrollment, and research
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of US hematologist oncologists, rheumatologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and other HCPs who are involved in diagnosing, managing, and treating iMCD.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 1.0 nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Recordati.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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