A Proactive, Patient-Centered Approach to Managing Immune-Related Adverse Events

A Virtual Midday Symposium at the 2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition

December 9, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET


Available at least 24 hours before webinar.

This case-based educational activity will include an overview of immune checkpoint inhibitors, their mechanisms of action and adverse effects, current and expanding indications, and strategies for early recognition, effective management and best practices for patient education and monitoring.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the mechanisms of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors and how these cause immune-related adverse events (irAEs) during treatment for cancer indications.
  • Describe irAEs seen in patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, with a focus on affected organ systems, time course for symptoms, and clinical presentation.
  • Develop practice site-specific best practices for the prevention and management of irAEs, including patient education, recognition, treatment, and monitoring.


1:00 p.m.  Welcome and Introductions
Jordan P. McPherson, Pharm.D., M.S., BCOP

1:05 p.m.  Immunotherapy Renaissance: ICI Mechanisms of Action and Indications
Jordan P. McPherson, Pharm.D., M.S., BCOP

1:20 p.m.  Immune-Related Adverse Events: Best Practices to Achieve a Proactive, Patient-Centered Approach to irAE Recognition and Management
Tonya Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS

1:50 p.m.  Interactive Case Presentations and Discussion
Jordan P. McPherson, Pharm.D., M.S., BCOP and Tonya Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS

2:20 p.m.  Faculty Discussion/ Questions and Answers
Jordan P. McPherson, Pharm.D., M.S., BCOP and Tonya Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS


Jordan McPherson, Pharm.D., M.S., BCOP, Chair
Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Salt Lake City, Utah

Tonya Smith , Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Atlanta, Georgia

Target Audience

The target audience for this educational activity is pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics who care for patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

This activity features slide presentations, active learning, and questions/discussion with faculty. 

CPE Information

ACPE #: 0204-0000-21-434-L01-P
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.5 hours
Activity Fee: Free of charge

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


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After the February 1, 2022 deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report credits.

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