Register for July 26, 2017 Webinar


Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 

Program Description 

The Immuno-Oncology Pipeline and the Managed Care Considerations 

Cancer has been described in medicine for centuries, so why is there not a cure for it yet? The answer is uncertain, but new research into immunotherapy is showing progress in increasing remission rates of cancer patients. Our immune systems are evolutionarily designed to ward off cancers, but sometimes they do not recognize cancer cells as foreign and/or altered, which is when cancers can grow and metastasize. But what if our immune systems had some help with this detection? This is the aim of immuno-oncology medications.

This program will delve into the different types of immuno-oncology treatments available and how they work, as well as immuno-oncology therapies in the pipeline, and the managed care considerations for these new treatment options.

Learning Objectives 

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

  1. Describe immuno-oncology and the different types of immuno-oncology treatments.
  2. Identify immuno-oncology treatments that are likely to be approved in the next 12 months.
  3. Discuss the mechanism of action, indications, efficacy, and safety of new and emerging immuno-oncology treatments.
  4. Report the likely effect of new immuno-oncology treatments on the managed care market.

Target Audience 

This knowledge-based activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists in managed care settings.

Faculty Presenters  

Andrew Hertler, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
New Century Health
Brea, California


Edward Li, PharmD, MPH, BCOP
University of New England College of Pharmacy
Portland, Maine



Christine L. Cooper, PharmD
Education Program Manager
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Alexandria, Virginia

2:00 pm to 2:05 pm        Welcome and Introductions
Christine L. Cooper, PharmD 
2:05 pm to 2:35 pm   Immuno-oncology Introduction and Pipeline
Edward Li, PharmD, MPH, BCOP 
2:35 pm to 2:50 pm   Pharmacoeconomics of Immuno-oncology
Andrew Hertler, MD, FACP 
2:50 pm to 3:00 pm   Audience Q&A
Christine L. Cooper, PharmD

ACPE UAN #: 0233-0000-17-042-L01-P

Credit: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU)

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Activity Fee: There is no fee to participate in this activity.

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Earning CPE Credit 

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this program, you must attend the entire session and participate in the pre- and post-test questions. Once completed, go to to claim CPE credit. In the enrollment code redemption area, enter the enrollment code provided during the session. Complete the program evaluation and enter your NABP ID and date of birth (MMDD). Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account. All CPE credit for this webinar activity must be completed no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Monday, August 28, 2017. No exceptions can be made after this date.

Statement of Commercial Support 

This educational activity is supported by an unrestricted education grant from Merck & Co., Inc.


This continuing education activity is provided at no cost to participants, but space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements  

For all activities you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

The live webinar is delivered through GoToWebinar. To view minimum technical and system requirements for the webinar, please use your web browser to check your system requirements by clicking here. Space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

The handout will be delivered via Acrobat PDF.

CPE credit will be claimed through AMCP Learn. View the minimum technical and system requirements for continuing education online learning activities by clicking here.