Continuing Education Information

Reports From the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 17th World Conference December 4–7, 2016 • Vienna, Austria

This CE/CME/CU-accredited supplement is jointly provided by:


To earn credit/contact hours, you must read all the articles in this supplement and then go to

Release date: February 25, 2017

Expiration date: February 25, 2018
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Estimated time to complete activity: 1.5 hours
The ASCO Post
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This supplement is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck.


Michael Boyer, MBBS, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer and Conjoint Chair of Medical Oncology (Thoracic Oncology), Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Sydney, Australia

Julie Renee Brahmer, MD, Interim Director and Associate Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore

Beth Eaby-Sandy, MSN, CRNP, OCN, nurse practitioner, University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia

Shirish M. Gadgeel, MD, medical oncologist and leader of the Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit

Marina C. Garassino, MD, Medical Director of the IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori Foundation,
Milan, Italy

Edward B. Garon, MD, Director of Thoracic Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Scott N. Gettinger, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology), Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, Chief of Medical Oncology and Associate Director for Translational Research, Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut

Paul Mitchell, MD, Associate Professor at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Solange Peters, MD, Professor and Chief of Medical Oncology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Claire F. Verschraegen, MD, Medical Director of Hematology and Oncology, University of Vermont Cancer Center, Burlington

Activity Rationale and Purpose

Safely and effectively incorporating new and emerging agents into existing regimens for the management of patients with advanced/metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains complex. The emergence of immunotherapy agents, notably checkpoint inhibitors, represents a paradigm shift in NSCLC therapy. This supplement to The ASCO Post will provide oncologists and other oncology professionals with state-of-the art information they need to effectively manage patients with NSCLC.

Intended Audience

The activity’s target audience will consist of physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, oncology and hematology nurses, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the mechanism of action of targeted and immunotherapies in the treatment of NSCLC

2. Identify data reviewed at IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer about clinical trials related to immunotherapies in NSCLC

3. Anticipate adverse events associated with the integration of immunotherapies in the treatment of NSCLC.

Continuing Education

Statement of Credit—Participants who successfully complete this activity (including the submission of the post-test and evaluation form) will receive a statement of credit.

Physicians. 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 the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Harborside Medical Education. The Annenberg Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses. Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.5 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 13664, for 1.5 contact hours. 

Pharmacists. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has been assigned ACPE Universal Program #0797-9999-17-023-H04-P. This program is designated for up to 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Financial Disclosures

All individuals in positions to control the content of this program (eg, planners, faculty, content reviewers) are expected to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this continuing education activity. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower has identified and resolved all conflicts of interest in accordance with the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower policies and procedures. Participants have the responsibility to assess the impact (if any) of the disclosed information on the educational value of the activity. 



Michael Boyer, MBBS, PhD, has received research support from Genentech/Roche, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Merck Sharpe and Dohme, AstraZeneca, and Clovis.

Julie Renee Brahmer, MD, has received research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medimmune/AstraZeneca, and Merck and is a consultant for Bristol-Myers Squibb (uncompensated), Celgene, Eli Lilly, and Merck, the sponsor of KEYNOTE-024.

Beth Eaby-Sandy, MSN, CRNP, OCN, has served as a consultant to Ariad and is on the speakers bureaus for Amgen, Helsinn, and Merck.

Shirish M. Gadgeel, MD, is a consultant for Genentech/Roche, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ariad, and AstraZeneca and is on the speakers bureau for
Genentech/Roche and AstraZeneca.

Marina C. Garassino, MD, has received research support from Pfizer and is a consultant for AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Roche, Merck Sharp & Dohme, and Eli Lilly.

Edward B. Garon, MD, has received research support from AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Merck, Mirati, Genentech, Pfizer, and Novartis.

Scott N. Gettinger, MD, has received institutional research funding and consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, has been a consultant to AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, and Genentech/Roche; has received clinical trials/grant support from Genentech and Merck.

Paul Mitchell, MD, is on the advisory boards of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck (MSD), AstraZeneca, Roche, and Celgene; has received travel grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche; and honoraria from Roche.

Solange Peters, MD, reported no potential conflicts of interest.

Claire F. Verschraegen, reported no potential conflicts of interest.


John Bayliss, VP, Business Development at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, spouse is an employee of Amgen, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.


James O. Armitage, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Wendy Smith, RN, MSN, ACNP, AOCN®, Director,
Interprofessional Education, Harborside Medical Education


Harborside Press and Harborside Medical Education staff have no potential conflicts of interest to disclose. 


This activity has been designed to provide continuing education that is focused on specific objectives. In selecting educational activities, clinicians should pay special attention to the relevance of those objectives and the application to their particular needs. The intent of all Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower educational opportunities is to provide learning that will improve patient care. Clinicians are encouraged to reflect on this activity and its applicability to their own patient population.

The opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and reviewers and do not represent an endorsement by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower of any specific therapeutics or approaches to diagnosis or patient management.

Product Disclosure

This educational activity may contain discussion of published as well as investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For additional information about approved uses, including approved indications, contraindications, and warnings, please refer to the prescribing information for each product.

How to Earn Credit

To access the learning assessment and evaluation form online, visit

Statement of Credit: Participants who successfully complete this activity (including scoring of a minimum of 70% on the learning assessment) and complete and submit the evaluation form will be able to download a statement of credit.