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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Community Practice Connections™: Leveraging Phenotypic Data in Severe Asthma Control—Are You Individualizing Your Patient's Treatment?

Release Date: August 6, 2020
Expiration Date: August 6, 2021

Activity Overview

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease, with distinct phenotypes, that results from a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Identifying individual patients’ asthma phenotype is becoming increasingly important to help select an optimal targeted therapy that aims to control symptoms and reduce the risk of future exacerbations. This Community Practice Connections™ program provides an in-depth review of important considerations for asthma diagnosis, treatment, and patient engagement. This unique and engaging multimedia activity is ideal for the community-based clinician and focuses on the practical aspects of managing patients with severe asthma, putting recent clinical trial data into clinical context.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.

Target Audience

This educational program is directed toward all pulmonologists, allergists, and primary care physicians. Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers who treat patients with asthma are also welcome to participate.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Discuss the role of eosinophils in the spectrum of eosinophilic asthma phenotypes
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of therapies for patients with eosinophilic asthma
  • Develop strategies for shared decision-making and asthma action plans with patients affected by eosinophilic asthma

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.


Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP
Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP
Senior Family Physician
Collegeville Family Practice
Medical Director, Health Services
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA

Disclosures: Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest to disclose. .

Sandhya Khurana, MD
Sandhya Khurana, MD
Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy & Pulmonary Care
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi

Diego Maselli, MD, FCCP
Diego Maselli, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Medical Director, Respiratory Care
Medical Director, Severe Asthma Program
University of Texas Health
San Antonio, TX

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: AstraZeneca; Consultant: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Regeneron, Sanofi, Sunovion

Michael Wechsler, MD, MMSc
Michael Wechsler, MD, MMSc
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Director, The Cohen Family Asthma Institute
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: AstraZeneca, Regeneron, Sanofi, Teva; Consultant: AstraZeneca, Equillium, Genentech, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Regeneron, resTORbio, Sanofi

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.

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