2019 CPIP-E Case 5: Clinical Immunology – A Practical, Case-Based Guide for the Interpretation of Protein Electrophoresis Studies


Learn the process required to screen for monoclonal proteins, identify monoclonal proteins when present, and delineate other common serum protein electrophoresis patterns associated with nonmalignant conditions.

Credit Type: CME, SAM, CPD
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: May 20, 2019
Expiration Date: May 19, 2022 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: Member Fee: $45.00 Nonmember Fee: $59.00 Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Registration Information
To register for this activity, you must either pay by credit card or have ordered this product in advance. Click the Register button to continue, and you will be prompted for validation or processed for payment.

To enroll in the series with one easy payment, or to enroll multiple participants from the same institution, contact the CAP at 800-323-4040 option 1. This option is only available until December 31, 2019, after this date this activity is only accessible by an online credit card payment.

Description
This highly informative activity explains the utility of protein electrophoresis in the identification of monoclonal proteins. Monoclonal proteins are routinely detected in patients with plasma cell dyscrasias. Understanding how to detect, correctly interpret, and order the necessary follow-up is paramount in treating patients appropriately.

This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists and residents.

Objectives
After completing this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the use of protein electrophoresis in evaluating patients with a known or suspected plasma cell neoplasm.
  2. Identify, characterize, and quantitate a monoclonal protein using serum and urine protein electrophoresis/immunofixation studies.
  3. Recognize common pitfalls and limitations of protein electrophoresis.
  4. Differentiate nonmalignant conditions on serum protein electrophoresis studies.

Related Link
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program

CME Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).

Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Section 3 Credit
Accreditation in Canada: This event is an Accredited Self Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association Canadienne des Pathologistes. You may claim a maximum of 1.25 hours equivalent to 3.75 credits.

Passing Requirements
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the post-test items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. You must pass the post-test to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim any credit.

Attention Canadian Participants: You have three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you do not pass the post-test after three attempts, you may still claim CPD credit (self-assessment program credits) for this activity. Please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or education@cap.org with the name of this activity and the date completed to request a letter of participation.

Payment Information
To pay with a check, print a copy of this page and send it with your check to the address below. You will be notified when your payment has been processed and you have been registered into the activity.

College of American Pathologists
Education Division
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750

Refund Policy
Refunds will be handled on an exception basis. Please submit your request to the CAP in writing via email at education@cap.org or fax at 847-832-8006.

Technical Requirements
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CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or education@cap.org.

Availability
This activity and evaluation are available May 20, 2019, and expire May 19, 2022, at 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.

CC: CPIP0505Q.2019



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