Register for August 1, 2018 Webinar


Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 

Program Description 

The Immuno-Oncology Pipeline: Balancing Clinical Promise with Real-World Challenges 

Some of the most exciting advances in cancer research involve immuno-oncology—the use of immunotherapies to stimulate the body’s own immune system to fight tumors. Immunotherapy has been heralded as a more effective and less toxic form of cancer treatment that holds the promise of lasting results. With a number of agents already in clinical use—and more than 200 immunotherapies currently in development—this new approach to treatment has the potential to revolutionize the practice of oncology.

Tempering this enthusiasm is the reality that immunotherapies are a major cost driver in cancer care. It is imperative that managed care organizations develop strategies for incorporating immunotherapy agents into the evolving oncology reimbursement landscape of newer payment models and value-based contracting.

We hope you will join us for this timely exploration of the clinical promise and real-world challenges of the immuno-oncology pipeline!

Learning Objectives 

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

  1. Explain how different forms of immunotherapy act on the cells of the immune system to help them fight cancer.
  2. Discuss the likely uses, efficacy, and safety of new and emerging immuno-oncology agents.
  3. State the potential impact of new immuno-oncology treatments on the managed care market.
  4. Recognize possible payer strategies for managing costs and ensuring appropriate access to immuno-oncology treatments.

Target Audience 

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

Faculty Presenters  

Robert Mancini, PharmD, BCOP
Blood and Marrow Transplant Pharmacy Program Coordinator
PGY2 Oncology Residency Director
St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute
Boise, Idaho 

Gary M. Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates
Ocean View, Delaware



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 2:30 pm   Immuno-Oncology Overview and Pipeline
Robert Mancini, PharmD, BCOP 
2:30 pm to 2:50 pm   Managed Care Impact and Strategies
Gary M. Owens, MD 
2:50 pm to 3:00 pm   Audience Q&A
Christine L. Cooper, PharmD

ACPE UAN #: 0233-0000-18-045-L04-P

Credit: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU)

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

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

 ACPE LogoThe Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

As an ACPE-accredited provider, AMCP strictly adheres to the ACPE Standards for Commercial Support and other relevant guidelines and standards to ensure the independence of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities. It is AMCP’s intent that all CPE activities be independent, objective, balanced, evidence-based and free of any commercial bias.

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Earning CPE Credit 

To earn 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 Tuesday, September 4, 2018. No exceptions can be made after this date.

Statement of Commercial Support 

This educational activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from AstraZeneca and Regeneron.


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


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System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements  

For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating websites.

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.