Management of the side effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors

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Course Duration:

2 hours

You can start, leave and pick up where you left off at your own pace!

Course Credits:

2 CME credits

Assessment & Awards:

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About this course

In this fascinating discussion, four of the leading experts in the field of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) discuss the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of HCC.

Follow along as they review several patient profiles to assess whether checkpoint inhibitors are appropriate, and discuss how monitoring and patient management should be modified in anticipation of any adverse events.

You will learn about what pre-therapy tests should be conducted, what information is important to communicate to patients and the relative likelihood of different adverse events. Finally, you will see how different laboratory profiles can be caused by different factors, from tumour progression to checkpoint inhibitor treatment itself.

Benefits for learners

  • Learn from leading experts
  • Continued professional development and learning
  • CME from the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)


  • List the types of patients in whom checkpoint inhibitors should be considered or contraindicated
  • Describe the common adverse event profiles of immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Distinguish the adverse event profiles of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Discuss the monitoring needs of patients with HCC receiving immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment
  • Identify the likely causes of changes in liver-related laboratory markers based on their profiles
  • Hepatologists
  • Oncologists
  • Trainees
  • General practitioners with interest in HCC therapy

Release date: August 2019

  1. Complete the Pre Knowledge Check to determine your current level of understanding. This is not counted as part of your grade for this course.
  2. After completing the Pre Knowledge Check you can view the main content.
  3. After completing the main content you will unlock the Post Knowledge Check. You must pass this to complete the course.
  4. Once you pass all the Post Knowledge Checks you will need to provide course feedback in order to unlock your Course Certificate and your CME Certificate.

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    HCC course
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Completing this course will grant you with an EASL "Certificate of Completion" and two European CME credits as well as experience points to collect the topic-related and bookworm badges.

About the authors

  • María Reig


  • Bruno Sangro


  • Sandrine Faivre


  • Peter R Galle