Pediatric Pharmacology: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, 2nd Edition


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About the Course
This course outlines the normal functioning of blood and lymphatic systems and how divergence from this can lead to acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It highlights the great progress made in understanding this cancer and how to eradicate it, and it provides an overview of the collateral damage that occurs from this cancer’s pathology and treatment.? 

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:  
  • Describe properly functioning blood and lymphatic systems.
  • Summarize the core pathology of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 
  • Recognize common symptoms of ALL. 
  • Discuss complications associated with ALL. 
  • Identify two methods of genetic testing for ALL. 
  • Distinguish between the three key phases of ALL treatment.
  • Examine the critical objective of consolidation therapy of ALL.
  • Recognize the potential risk of improper maintenance therapy for ALL.
About the Author
Bradley Gillespie, PharmD 
Trained as a clinical pharmacist, Brad has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 25+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), followed by 20 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals; leading workshops; and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other healthcare professionals. 

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time. 
  •  At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest*
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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