CME/CPD Accreditation


  • Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.
  • This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck and Tesaro. Additional grant requests pending.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists involved in the care of patients with cancer.

Global Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Recognize the common symptoms and complications caused by cancer and its treatment;
2. Perform an assessment of health status, symptoms and quality of life in patients with cancer;
3. Select appropriate interventions and therapy for cancer symptoms and complications based on individual patient characteristics. 

Accreditation Statement

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MASCC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. 

Full faculty disclosure information is available here: MASCC 2014 Speakers Disclosure Results.pdf and will also be included in a separate handout within your congress bag on-site.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CCMEP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. 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 patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

How to Obtain your CME Certificate:

1.         Go to CME University at: and register or login

2.         Once logged in, click on "Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course" at the top of the page and Type Course Code: 9891 in the box and hit enter,

3.         Click on the activity title and complete the online evaluation and obtain your CME certificate to download and/or print for your files.

Upon completion of the online evaluation form, you will have immediate access to a certificate of attendance to print or save for your files. You can save your certificate by selecting the "Save" option on the print screen. 

For any questions relating to CME (physician) certification for this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at: or (303) 799-1930.

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