10067 - Pitfalls of HER2/ER/PR Testing: Case Presentations

Course Director

Elizabeth H. Hammond, M.D., University of Utah

Description

Accuracy in breast cancer predictive factor testing is critical to best patient care. In this course, Dr Hammond uses case examples to address common pitfalls affecting test accuracy and describe how guidelines produced by ASCO and CAP help to deal with them.

Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

0.75 ABP SAM for MOC Credits1

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $18.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 14-Jan-2017
Expiration Date: 14-Jan-2020

Objectives

After completing this course, participants will gain:

1. Awareness of common pitfalls in breast cancer predictive factor testing.

2. Ability to describe the guideline elements that address common pitfalls.

3. Strategies that have been tried and succeeded in addressing these pitfalls.

Topics

1. Breast cancer ER and HER2 predictive factor testing

2. Specimen handling considerations

3. Reporting considerations

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include Estrogen receptor, Her2, and breast cancer predictive factor.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)
☑  Practice-Based Learning (PBL)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Elizabeth H. Hammond attests that she has no financial relationships with a commercial entity producing health-care related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not produce health-care related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that produce health care-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

Javascript, cookies, and popups must be enabled on your browser (which is the default configuration for most browsers).


1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Self Assessment Module (SAM) Credits in the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn SAM for MOC credits equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Upon course completion, participants may download a completion certificate as evidence of completion.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.