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2023 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology Conference

July 20 – July 23, 2023

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Bio Ascend LLC. 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, clinical scientists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists engaged in the care of patients with cancer.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

· Discuss the results of clinical trials that are examining current and emerging agents and regimens for patients with solid tumors, including thoracic, breast, head and neck, ovarian, cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary cancers

· Evaluate the safety and efficacy of currently approved and emerging therapeutic strategies for patients with hematologic malignancies, including patients with lymphoma, leukemia, and multiple myeloma

· Assess optimal approaches to integrate novel agents safely into clinical practice to maximize the outcomes of patients with hematologic and solid malignancies

· Develop strategies to increase cancer patient and clinician participation in clinical trials in order to introduce novel agents into practice that improve the outcomes of patients with unmet needs

Program Agenda and Faculty 

Joint Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Bio Ascend LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.75 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) MOC program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.


Olatunji Alese, MD

Grant/Research Support: Taiho, Ipsen, GSK, BMS, PCI Biotech, Calithera Biosciences, SynCore Biotechnology, MabSpace Biosciences Co, Corcept Therapeutics, HubMed

Pamela Allen, MD, MSc

Consultant/Advisory Board: Seagen, Daichii Sankyo, Kyowa Kirin, Secura Bio

Grant/Research Support: Lymphoma Research Foundation, Conquer Cancer Foundation

Kenneth Anderson, MD

Consultant/Advisory Board: Pfizer, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Precision Biosciences

Non-Mutual Funds/Stock Ownership/Stock Options: C4 Therapeutics, Dynamic Cell Therapies, NextRNA, Window, Mono, Stanton

Cletus Arciero, MD, FACS

No financial relationships to disclose.

Martha Arellano, MD

Consultant/Advisory Board: Kite Pharma Inc, Syndax Pharmaceutical Inc.

James (Jim) Armitage, MD

Non-Mutual funds Stock Ownership/Stock Options: Cardiff Oncology (Board of Directors)

Michael Atkins, MD

Grant/Research Support: BMS, Merck, Pfizer (to institution)

Consultant/Advisory Board: BMS, Merck, Novartis, Eisai, Aveo, Pfizer, Werewolf, Fathom, Pyxis Oncology, PACT, Elpis, X4Pharma, ValoHealth, Scholar Rock, Surface, Takeda, Simcha, Roche, SAB Bio, OncoRena, Exelixis, lovance, COTA, Idera, Agenus, Asher Bio, Astra Zeneca, Calithera, Seagen, Sanofi

Non-Mutual Funds/Stock Ownership/Stock Options: Werewolf, Pyxis Oncology

Manali Bhave, MD

Consultant/Advisory Board: Merck, Daiichi Sankyo

Mehmet Bilen, MD

Grant/Research Support: Merck, Xencor, Bayer, BMS, Genentech/Roche, Seagen, Incyte, Nektar, AstraZeneca, Tricon Pharmaceuticals, Genome & Company, AAA, Peloton Therapeutics, Pfizer

Consultant/Advisory Board: Exelixis, Bayer, BMS, Eisai, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Calithera Biosciences, Genomic Health, Nektar, EMD Serono, SeaGen, Sanofi

Jacqueline Brown, MD

Grant/Research Support (to institution): Medicenna, Surface Oncology, Xencor

Jennifer Carlisle, MD

Grant/Research Support (to institution): Amgen, AZ, Ascentage Pharma, Black Diamond Therapeutics, Verastem

Consultant/Advisory Board: Sanofi

Bradley Carthon, MD, PhD

Grant/Research Support: Alkermes, BMS, Essa Pharmaceuticals

Consultant/Advisory Board: Astellas, Pfizer

Jacob Choi, MD, PhD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Madhav Dhodapkar, MBBS

Consultant/Advisory Board: Lava Therapeutics, Sanofi, Janssen

Mark El-Diery, MD FACS

No financial relationships to disclose.

David Frank, MD, PhD

Grant/Research Support: Roche-Genentech

Consultant/Advisory Board: Kymera, ProRavel

Olumide Gbolahan, MBBS, MSc

Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, Astella Pharmaceuticals, Ipsen, Merck, Eisai, BMS

Consultant/Advisory Board: Exelixis, Incyte, QED Therapeutics

Keerthi Gogineni, MD, MSHP

Grant/Research Support: Genentech, Pfizer

Vikas Gupta, MD, PhD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Kristin Higgins, MD

Grant/Research Support: Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Consultant/Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Janssen, Picture Health

Non-Mutual Funds/Stock Ownership/Stock Options: Picture Health

Kimberly Hoang, MD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Craig Hofmeister, MD, MPH

Grant/Research Support: Janssen, BMS

Patent Holder/Royalties: Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Anthony Hunter, MD

Grant/Research Support: Incyte, Cogent, Ascentage Pharma, Blueprint Medicines, Syntrix Systems

Consultant/Advisory Board: GSK, Cogent, PharmaEssentia

Nisha Joseph, MD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS

Consultant/Advisory Board: Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Novartis, Eisai, AstraZeneca, Merck, Seattle Genetics, Immunomedics

Non-Mutual Funds/Stock Ownership/Stock Options: Grail, Array, Pfizer (spouse)

Hagop Kantarjian, MD 

No financial relationships to disclose.

Jonathan Kaufman, MD

Consultant/Advisory Board: AbbVie, Roche/Genentech

Fadlo Khuri, MD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Jean Koff, MD

Grant/Research Support: Viracta Therapeutics

Shawn Kothari, MD

Grant/Research Support: NIH T32 Grant – T32CA009615-31

Amelia Langston, MD

Grant/Research Support: BMS, Incyte, CSL, Kadmon, Novartis

Ticiana Leal, MD

Consultant/Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, EMD Serono, Merck, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Roche, Blueprint, Jazz, Bayer, Genentech, Lilly, Janssen, Mirati, Daiichi-Sankyo, Takeda, Eisai, Novocure, Amgen

Other Financial or Material Support: Targeted Oncology, Opinions in Lung Cancer, SITC,

OncLive, Aptitude Health, Cardinal Health, Ideology, Vindico, Peerview, Medscape, Larvol, Curio, ASTRO

Jolinta Lin, MD

Employee/Owner: Imagilin Technologies, LLC

Non-Mutual Funds/Stock Ownership/Stock Options: Amgen, J&J, Merck, Pfizer, Viatris

Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP

Consultant/Advisory Board: Amgen, BMS, Celgene, GSK, Janssen, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Merck, Novartis

Michael Lowe, MD

Grant/Research Support: Vaccinex, BMS, Amgen, Skyline Dx, Castle Bioscience

Consultant/Advisory Board: BMS

Viraj Master, MD, PhD, FACS

Consultant/Advisory Board: Exelixis, Pfizer, Merck

Jane Meisel, MD

Grant/Research Support: Seagen, Pfizer

Consultant/Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Genentech, GSK, Pfizer, Sanofi, Genzyme, Seagen

Susan Modesitt, MD, FACOG, FACS

Other financial or material support: Elsevier

Bassel Nazha, MD, MPH

Consultant/Advisory Board: Exelixis

Other financial or material support: AmerisourceBergen: Paid Participant in Case Discussion

Ajay Nooka, MD, MPH, FACP

Grant/Research Support: Amgen, Takeda, Janssen, Sanofi, BMS, GSK, Karyopharm,

KITE, Arch Oncology, Genentech, Roche, Aduro, Pfizer, Merck

Consultant/Advisory Support: Amgen, Takeda, Janssen, Sanofi, BMS, GSK, Oncopetides,

Karyopharm, Adaptive, SecuraBio, Beyond Springs

Susan O’Brien, MD

Consultant: Abbvie, Alexion, Amgen, Aptose Biosciences Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Autolus, BMS, Celgene, Dynamed, Eli Lilly and Company, Gilead, GSK, Janssen Oncology, Johnson and Johnson, Juno Therapeutics, MEI Pharma Inc, Merck, NOVA Research Company, Pfizer, Pharmacyclics, TG Therapeutics, Vaniam Group LLC, Verastem, Vida Ventures

Research Support: Acerta, Alliance, Beigene, Caribou Biosciences Inc, Gilead, Kite, Loxo Oncology Inc, Mustang, Nurix Therapeutics Inc, Pfizer, Pharmacyclics, Regeneron, TG Therapeutics,

Suchita Pakkala, MD

Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca (to institution)

Suresh Ramalingam, MD, FASCO

Grant/Research Support: Amgen, BMS, Advaxis, Merck, AstraZeneca, Takeda, GSK

Consultant/Advisory Board: Amgen, AstraZeneca, BMS, GSK, Merck

Jill Remick, MD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Jason Romancik, MD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Nabil Saba, MD, FACP

Grant/Research Support: BMS, Exelixis, NIH

Consultant/Advisory Board: Merck, BNT, IRX, AstraZeneca, Reach MD, Onclive, Aision, Cue

Non-Mutual Funds/Stock Ownership/Stock Options: CCO, Vacunex, Aduro

Patent Holder/Royalties paid to you: UpToDate, Springer

Virginia Shaffer, MD

Consultant/Advisory Board: SafeHeal Inc. Clinical Events Committee

Madison Shoaf, MD, MS

No financial relationships to disclose.

Conor Steuer, MD

Consultant/Advisory Board: Daiichi Sankyo

William (Bill) Stokes, MD

Grant/Research Support: Georgia Research Alliance

Mylin Torres, MD

Grant/Research Support: Pfizer, Genentech, NCI

Consultant/Advisory Board: Oncohealth,

Edmund Waller, MD, PhD, FACP

No financial relationships to disclose.

Melinda Yushak, MD, MPH

Other Financial or Material Support: Local PI of clinical trials (support to institution): Immunocore, Merck, BMS, Replimune, GSK.

Planners and Managers

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Bio Ascend LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

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.

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