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Acknowledgment of Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Severe Asthma Through the Ages: Personalized Management for Difficult-to-Treat Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Release Date: May 22, 2020
Expiration Date: May 22, 2021

Activity Overview

This virtual symposium brings together leading clinical experts who will focus on treatment and management considerations for difficult-to-treat and severe asthma in all age groups, with an emphasis on Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines and identification of type 2 inflammation. With the availability of biologics that target the key drivers of type 2 inflammation, faculty will discuss the use of biomarkers to tailor add-on treatment for optimal outcomes. Frequently associated with asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis with or without nasal polyps causes a significant deleterious effect on quality of life. Data demonstrating the efficacy of biologics used in type 2 asthma for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps will be reviewed. Expert faculty will present pediatric and adult cases as an example of guideline applications and practical treatment approaches. A question and answer session will conclude this activity with current and relevant concerns of your peers.

Acknowledgement of Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

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 allergists/immunologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of asthma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review guidelines and recommendations for management of severe asthma in patients across age groups
  • Discuss efficacy, safety, and considerations for patient age in selection of agents for severe asthma
  • Evaluate efficacy and safety of agents for treatment of CRSwNP and other comorbid conditions of severe/difficult-to-treat 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.

Faculty

Reynold A. Panettieri Jr, MD
Reynold A. Panettieri Jr, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Science Professor of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science Director
Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science
New Brunswick, NJ

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, MedImmune, RIFM, Equillium, Genentech, OncoArendi Therapeutics, Metera Pharmaceuticals; Consultant: AstraZeneca, MedImmune, RIFM, Equillium, Theravance Biopharma, Avillion; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Sanofi/Regeneron, Genentech.

Natasha McClure, DNP, RN, CPNP
Natasha McClure, DNP, RN, CPNP
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Faculty Head of North House, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Nashville, TN

Disclosures: Natasha McClure, DNP, RN, CPNP has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

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

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Regeneron, Teva Pharmaceuticals; Consultant: AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Regeneron, Novartis, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen, Sanofi Genzyme, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Equillium; Speakers Bureau: GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi/Regeneron.

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 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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