Updates in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia -Nurse Practitioner

Credit Available: AANP, ASWB, CME, ILNA, NCPD

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access until July 31, 2024 12:00 am

Activity Description

This webinar will focus on treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), including the types of subtypes. It will discuss tests used to diagnose and monitor CLL, approved and emerging treatment options, strategies to manage side effects, monitoring for long-term and late effects of treatment, and the role of the multidisciplinary healthcare team

This course is available from:

July 25, 2023 until July 31, 2024

Course Instructors

William Wierda, MD, PhD Speaker

Professor of Medicine, Section Head – CLL, Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Jill Miller, MS, PA-C Speaker

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers, Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Target Audience

This CE activity is intended for hematologist/oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Course content level for social workers: all levels

Educational Objectives

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

    • Describe the types and subtypes of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
    • Identify tests used to diagnose disease and monitor treatment
    • Explain approved and emerging treatment options for CLL
    • Describe strategies to manage treatment side effects as well as long-term and late effects of treatments
    • Review vaccination strategies, the impact of COVID-19, and importance of screening for secondary cancers
    • Describe the role of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in managing patients with CLL
Accreditation, Support and Credit

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Learning Institute, Inc., and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Medical Learning Institute, Inc. 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

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. (MLI) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 1.0 continuing education contact hour through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Social Worker Continuing Education

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Provider Number 1105, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 12/10/2023-12/10/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credit.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0117. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 1.0 clinical CE contact hour for this activity.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Statement

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®.  Activity ID# 23076234. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

ILNA Recertification Points

The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points in the following ILNA subject areas: Care Continuum (ONC, CBCN, CPHON, AOCNP), Oncology Nursing Practice (OCN), Professional Practice/Performance (BMTCN, AOCNP), Symptom Management, Palliative Care, Supportive Care (OCN, CPHON, AOCNP), Treatment (OCN, CBCN, AOCNP, CPHON).
Total points: 1.0*

*Note that the course content applies to multiple subject areas across multiple credentials. The numerical value indicated above is the maximum number of points that can be claimed in each subject area. The total amount of points claimed may not exceed the total amount of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) or CME awarded from this course and may only apply to the credential you are renewing.

Support Statement

There is no commercial support associated with this CE activity.


This activity is provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Policy

Medical Learning Institute, Inc., is committed to providing high quality continuing education to healthcare professionals, as individuals and teams, with a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from ineligible companies that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education.  To that end, MLI requires faculty, presenters, planners, staff, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this CE activity to disclose all financial relationships they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME, as related to the content of this CE activity, regardless of the amount or their view of the relevance to the education. All identified COI will be thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to MLI policy. These disclosures will be provided to learners prior to the start of the CE activity.

Faculty Disclosures

William Wierda, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Section Head – CLL
Department of Leukemia
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

William Wierda, MD, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Research Grant: AbbVie, Inc; Acerta Pharma; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals; Genentech, A member of the Roche Group; Gilead Sciences Inc.; Janssen Biotech Inc.; Juno Therapeutics; Kite Pharma; Loxo Oncology Inc.; Oncternal Therapeutics; Pharmacyclics LLC; Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Xencor.

Jill Miller, MS, PA-C
Manager, Advanced Practice Providers
Department of Leukemia
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Jill Miller, MS, PA-C: has no financial relationships.

All of the relevant financial relationships of individuals for this activity have been mitigated.

Planning Committee and Content/Peer Reviewers

The planners and content/peer reviewers from Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies unless listed below.

Lauren Berger, MPH
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Lauren Berger, MPH, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:

Stock Ownership with Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Organon & Co., Pfizer Inc., and Viatris Inc.

All of the relevant financial relationships of individuals for this activity have been mitigated.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this CE activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the accredited CE activity are those of the presenters 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 CE 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 CE 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 authoritie

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this CE activity. In order to receive credit, learners must participate in the entire CE activity, complete the activity posttest, evaluation form and your certificate of credit will be generated. You will receive your certificate from Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

If you have questions regarding your certificate, please contact Mary Vu via email at mvu@mlieducation.org

For questions, concerns, or for assistance for people with disabilities or grievances, please contact us at ProfEducation@LLS.org.

About this Activity

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are responsible for the selection of this activity’s topics, the preparation of editorial content, and the distribution of this CE activity. Our activities may contain references to unapproved products or uses of these products in certain jurisdictions.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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