Collaboration Nation: Interprofessional Perspectives on Immunotherapy and Team-Based Care for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Program Overview

Interprofessional collaboration is key to treatment optimization when managing advanced and metastatic forms of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). This activity is a Q&A interview series with 6 multidisciplinary and interprofessional experts on immunotherapy in NMSC. Listen as they describe how they, as oncologists, dermatologists, nurses, and PAs work with their healthcare teams to integrate immunotherapy into their practice to help improve outcomes for patients with advanced/metastatic NMSC.

0.5 CE Credit(s)
Expires: November 15, 2024

Target Audience

Dermatology and oncology clinicians involved in the care of patients with non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC)

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Integrate the unique roles and responsibilities of the interprofessional care team to achieve optimal treatment selection in patients with advanced/metastatic non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) 

Activity Faculty

Shailender Bhatia, MD

Shailender Bhatia, MD

Director, Melanoma and Renal Cancer Team
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA

Coley J. Doolittle-Amieva

Coley J. Doolittle-Amieva, MCMSc, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Teaching Associate, University of Washington School of Medicine
Physician Assistant, UW Medicine
Seattle, WA

David M. Miller,

David M. Miller, MD, PhD, FAAD

Medical Oncologist and Dermatologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Center for Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Co-Director, NMSC Multi-Disciplinary Clinic
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Dermatology
Massachusetts General Cancer Center
Boston, MA

Vishal Anil Patel

Vishal Patel, MD

Director, Cutaneous Oncology, GW Cancer Center
Director, Dermatologic Surgery, GW Department of Dermatology
Associate Professor, Dermatology & Hematology/Oncology
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health
Washington, DC

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Krista M. Rubin, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Center for Melanoma
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Emily S. Ruiz, MD, PhD

Emily S. Ruiz, MD, PhD

Academic Director, Mohs Dermatologic Surgery Center
Director, Dana Farber High Risk Cancer Clinic
Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
Department of Dermatology Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Boston, MA

Supporter Statement

No commercial support is provided for this accredited continuing education activity.

Provider Statement

This activity is provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. 


Shailender Bhatia, MD, has relevant financial relationships with 4SC, Agenus, Amphivena Therapeutics, Bristol Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, Exicure, Inc., Immune Design Corp, Incyte, Kuni Foundation, Merck, Nektar Therapeutics, Novartis, Regeneron (KNA Checkmate Pharmaceuticals), TriSalus Life Sciences, Xencor (Researcher).

Coley Doolittle-Amieva, MCMSc, PA, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

David M. Miller, MD, PhD, FAAD, has relevant financial relationships with Bristol Myers Squibb, Castle Biosciences, Checkpoint Therapeutics, EMD Serono, Incyte, Merck, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme (Advisor); Kartos Therapeutics, NeoImmune Tech, Inc., Regeneron, Xilio Therapeutics (Grant/Research Support); Avstera Therapeutics, Checkpoint Therapeutics (Stock Options).

Vishal Patel, MD, has relevant financial relationships with Regeneron, Sanofi (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau); Almirall, Biofrontera, Regeneron, Sanofi, Sun Pharma (Advisor); LaRoche-Posey, Regeneron (Researcher); World Care Clinical (Independent Contractor).

Krista M. Rubin, MS, RN, FNP-BC, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Emily S. Ruiz, MD, PhD, has relevant financial relationships with Checkpoint Therapeutics, Feldan Pharmaceuticals, Regeneron (Consultant); Castle Biosciences, Merk, Regeneron (Grant/Research Support).

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies. 

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Credit Designation

Physician Continuing Medical Education 
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education 
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hour(s).

Interprofessional Continuing Education 

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit(s) for learning and change.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. You must score 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at [email protected]. 

Users must: 

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures 
  • Participate in the activity 
  • Complete the activity evaluation

There is no fee to participate. 

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 

Disclaimer Statement

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