Immuno-Oncology E-Learning Module for GPs

Research Review E-Learning Module

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Immuno-Oncology E-Learning Module for GPs

This Research Review E-Learning Module is intended for General Practitioners working in New Zealand.  It introduces the topic of immuno-oncology, examines the mechanisms of immunotherapeutic agents currently in use and provides practical tips on identifying and managing toxicities of immune checkpoint inhibitors.  It is based on the Research Review podcasts ‘Advances in Immuno-Oncology’ hosted by Dr Robert Weinkove, and ‘Toxicity of immune checkpoint inhibitors: Immune related side effects’ hosted by Dr Rosalie Stephens.


Before starting the module please view the Research Review podcast, accessed through the link below:

Advances in Immuno-Oncology Podcast


This E-Learning Module covers:

  • Current and emerging classes of cancer immunotherapies
  • Mechanisms of action of immunotherapies
  • Immunotherapeutics place in treatment
  • Toxicities of immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Managing adverse effects of immunotherapies

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should have an improved understanding of:

  • The current and emerging classes of cancer immunotherapies
  • Mechanisms of action of immunotherapies
  • The place of immunotherapeutics in treatment
  • Toxicities of immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Management of adverse effects of immunotherapies

Contributing experts

The podcasts are written and hosted by: 

Dr Robert Weinkove, Consultant Haematologist at Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre and Clinical Director at Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

Dr Rosalie Stephens, a medical oncologist at Auckland Hospital with a special interest in treating melanoma and is a Trustee on the board of Melanoma NZ.

Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield who works part time in General Practice in Tauranga, New Zealand, is involved in clinical research and is a clinical advisor to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

Accreditation

“Immuno-Oncology E-Learning Module for GP's" E-Learning Module has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1 CME credit for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
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