Elizabeth Griffiths, MD Associate Professor
State University of New York
Buffalo, New York
Ilene C. Weitz, MD Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
The faculty will highlight the latest updates on clinical trials for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and provide their practical clinical insights to enhance the implementation of these trials into practice. You will have the ability to discuss new agents with two leading experts, explore how patient management is approached today, and what treatment may look like in the near future.
Proximal Complement Inhibitors
• C3b binding
• Factor B
– LNP023 (Novartis)
• Factor D
– Danicopan (ACH-4471)
• Combination treatments
– Combination of C3 and C5 inhibition, Factor D and C5 inhibition, or C5 inhibition using different modalities. The combination of a licensed C5 inhibitor (eculizumab or ravulizumab), with an ‘add on’ proximal complement inhibitor
Conclusion and Discussion
Interactive Question and Answer Session
This program is intended for hematology/oncology physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other clinicians who provide care for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.
Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Describe the role of complement in the pathophysiology of PNH
Assess the efficacy of anti-complement treatment in patients with PNH
Summarize novel agents currently available in clinical practice and those emerging agents in
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MediCom Worldwide, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths has relevant financial relationships related to consulting from AbbVie Inc., Celgene Corporation ‒ A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, Inc., Novartis AG, PicnicHealth, Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, and Takeda Oncology, as well as advisory activities from Alexion and PicnicHealth. She has received research grants from Alexion, Apellis, Astex, Celgene Corporation ‒ A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, and Novartis.
Dr. Ilene Weitz has relevant financial relationships related to consulting from Alexion, Apellis, and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She is on the speakers’ bureau for Alexion.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Unapproved Product Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses of products or devices.
The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, Isabelle Vacher, Vice President of Educational Strategy, and Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, have no relevant financial relationships.
Peer reviewer(s) for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
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In order to receive credit, all participants must complete the post-test and activity evaluation following the activity. Partial credit will not be awarded for this activity. Participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the self-assessment to qualify for CE credit.
CME and CE Credit certificates will be emailed 4 weeks following receipt of completed requirements.
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Supported by an educational grant from BioCryst US Sales Co., LLC.