NETs 101

ONLINE CME COURSE

Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Division of Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Course Description

Over the past several decades, the incidence of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) has sharply increased.  The selection of initial and subsequent therapies requires careful consideration of both tumor and treatment characteristics. This online CME course seeks to update physicians concerning guidelines and best practice recommendations, so they understand the basics of NET nomenclature, pathology, epidemiology, and identify appropriate treatment strategies.

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians in oncology, radiology, endocrinology, hematology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, nuclear radiology.

Dates, Duration and Fee

  • Release Date: December 21, 2018
  • Expiration Date: December 21, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 0.5 hours    
  • CME Credits Offered: 0.50
  • Registration Fee: FREE

To Obtain CME Credits

  • Review the information below and complete the entire activity.
  • Complete the CME Post-test, CME Assessment Survey, and CME Activity Completion Statement at the end of the activity.
  • You must receive a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate. You will have two attempts to answer each multiple-choice question (or one attempt for questions with only two options) to pass the post-test.
  • Once you attest to completing the entire online activity and have scored 75% or higher on the post-test, your certificate will be generated automatically and will be available on your Dashboard page.
  • Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the basics of NET nomenclature, pathology, and epidemiology and identify appropriate treatment options.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Test Your Knowledge

NETs 101: Nomenclature, Pathology and Epidemiology

Course Wrap-Up

Resources and References

Help!

Disclosures

The following planner and speaker has indicated that they have relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:

Pamela L. Kunz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine - Oncology
Stanford University Medical Center
Course Director/ Speaker
Advisory Board: Lexicon, Novartis, Advanced Accelerator Applications 
Contracted Research: Advanced Accelerator Applications, Genentech Incyte, Ipsen, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Merck, Xencor

 

The following  planner and reviewer has indicated that that they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:

Tyler Johnson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Reviewer, Planner

 

Technical Design and Development

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have javascript enabled.

Accreditation and Designation of Credits

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material 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.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please check with your state’s credentialing board for their requirements.

Commercial Support Acknowledgement

This activity is supported in part by educational grants from Advanced Accelerator Applications USA, Inc., Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws.

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Bibliography

Klimstra DS, Modlin IR, Coppola D, Lloyd RV, Suster S. The pathologic classification of neuroendocrine tumors: a review of nomenclature, grading, and staging systems. Pancreas. 2010;39(6):707-712.

Dasari A, Shen C, Halperin D, et al. Changing Trends in the Incidence, Prevalence and Survival of Neuroendocrine Tumors in the United States: A SEER Population-Based Study of 64, 971 Cases. JAMA Oncology. 2017.

Kunz PL. Carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors: building on success. J Clin Oncol. 2015;33(16):1855-1863.

Hope TA, Bergsland EK, Bozkurt MF, Graham M, Heaney AP, Herrmann K, Howe JR, Kulke MH, Kunz PL, Mailman J, May L, Metz DC, Millo C, O'Dorisio S, Reidy-Lagunes DL, Soulen MC, Strosberg JR. Appropriate Use Criteria for Somatostatin Receptor PET Imaging in Neuroendocrine Tumors. J Nucl Med. 2018 Jan;59(1):66-74.

More bibliographic information can be found in the Resources and References section.

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Course Details

  • Ongoing registration for this self-paced course is available until: December 21, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 0.5 hours
  • CME Credits Offered: 0.50
  • Registration Fee: FREE

Contact Information

If you are having problems, contact the CME Online support team at CMEonline@stanford.edu and we will follow-up with you to resolve your issue.

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