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Oncology

The Role of the Pharmacist in Hematologic Malignancies

The incidence of hematologic malignancies (leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is on the rise. For example, according to the Saudi Cancer Registry, leukemia was the 5th most common cancer diagnosed in both genders between the years of 1999-2013. Hodgkin’s lymphoma accounts for 3.6% of all cancers in KSA and is the 7th most common cancer in Saudi males and the 8th most common cancer in Saudi females.

The objective of this online program is to help educate and support pharmacists in KSA in understanding the current landscape of leukemias, lymphomas, and myelomas, including current Saudi guidelines for selected malignancies.

This program is approved for the following professions: Laboratory‚ÄźBiochemistry, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Hematological Pathology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical administration and outcomes, Pharmacy.

DURATION

2 hr

PROFESSION

Pharmacy, Specialist

# OF CREDITS

1.0

ACCREDITATION

SCFHS

EXPIRY DATE

2024-07-26

The incidence of hematologic malignancies (leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is on the rise. For example, according to the Saudi Cancer Registry, leukemia was the 5th most common cancer diagnosed in both genders between the years of 1999-2013. Hodgkin’s lymphoma accounts for 3.6% of all cancers in KSA and is the 7th most common cancer in Saudi males and the 8th most common cancer in Saudi females.

The objective of this online program is to help educate and support pharmacists in KSA in understanding the current landscape of leukemias, lymphomas, and myelomas, including current Saudi guidelines for selected malignancies.


This program is supported by Novartis.

Faculty

Dr. Riad al Fakih

Nora Alkhudair, reviewer

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe disease burden, risk factors, signs and symptoms and treatment for leukemias.
  • Describe disease burden, risk factors, signs and symptoms and treatment for lymphomas.
  • Describe disease burden, risk factors, signs and symptoms and treatment for myelomas.
  • Explain the role of the pharmacist in promoting optimal patient outcomes in hematologic malignancies.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties for 1.0 CPD Hour(s). 
Activity Accreditation Number: ACA-20230002487. 

Credits are reported to the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties on a monthly basis. Please ensure that your Saudi Commission ID is accurate in your profile and allow sufficient time for credits to appear in your Mustamir account.

This program is approved for the following professions: Laboratory‚ÄźBiochemistry, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Hematological Pathology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical administration and outcomes, Pharmacy.

Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 1.0
Duration: 2 hr

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