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Asthma, COPD, and the Overlap Between the Two—Comprehensive Treatment Approaches to Improve Patient Care
Release Date: August 12, 2020
Expiration Date: August 12, 2021
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common airway diseases with substantial burden and negative impact on patients’ quality of life. A subset of patients have features of both asthma and COPD, described as asthma-COPD overlap (ACO), and these individuals experience significantly worse respiratory symptoms, poorer quality of life, and increased risk of exacerbations and hospital admissions.
This Community Practice Connections™ program provides an in-depth review of guideline-recommended approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of ACO. This unique and engaging multimedia activity is ideal for the community-based clinician and focuses on the practical aspects of managing patients with asthma, COPD, or ACO.
Acknowledgement of Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline plc.
Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit
You may immediately download your certificate.
This educational program is directed toward pulmonologists and allergists. Other health care professionals who treat patients with pulmonary conditions may also participate.
Upon successful completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:
- Understand the pathophysiology of asthma and COPD in the context of the development of ACO
- Discuss the diagnostic criteria that provide an accurate diagnosis of ACO in light of asthma and COPD
- Evaluate evidence-based therapy for the management of ACO in contrast to the management of asthma and COPD
- Assess the role of shared decision making in developing the needed skills for proper use of delivery devices and adherence to therapy
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In accordance with ACCME guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all conflicts of interest for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Chief Scientific Officer
Disclosures: Grant Research Support: GlaxoSmithKline plc; Consultant: AstraZeneca plc, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Novartis AG, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
Disclosures: Grant Research Support: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech Inc, Novartis AG, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi SA; Consultant: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech Inc, Novartis AG, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi SA; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech Inc, Novartis AG, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi SA
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Bruce Webster Professor of Internal Medicine
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY
Disclosures: Grant Research Support: AstraZeneca plc, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Boehringer Ingelheim; Consultant: AstraZeneca plc, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Boehringer Ingelheim, ProterixBio Inc, Genentech Inc, Novartis AG, Pearl Therapeutics, Theravance Biopharma Inc; Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim, Miller Pharmaceutical Group Inc, NACE, UpToDate Inc, Novartis AG
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
Disclosures: Sally K. Miller, PHD, APRN has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest to disclose.
The staff 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 health care 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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