Reducing the Usage of Oral Corticosteroids in the Management of Asthma – A Part of the BREATHE Initiative

Thursday, May 2, 2024

6:00PM – 7:00PM ET

Please note this TeleECHO program is 6:00PM Eastern, 5:00PM, Central, 4:00PM Mountain and 3:00PM Pacific.

PRESENTING FACULTY

Mario Castro, MD, MPH
L.E Phillips and Lenora Carr Phillips Professor
Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Kansas
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This virtually live TeleECHO educational series focuses on up-to-date understanding of the latest data in the management of moderate-to-severe asthma while reviewing the risks associated with the use of oral corticosteroids (OCS) in this setting. Case-based learning through patient presentations combined with clinical questions will provide expert discussion that will apply data for both approved and investigational biologics and highlight the risks of OCS while providing alternatives to their use in moderate-to-severe disease.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of community primary care clinicians, allergists, immunologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists (ENT specialists), and other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure an up-to-date understanding of the latest data in management of moderate-to-severe asthma.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Explain the burden chronic OCS usage imparts on achieving treatment goals, daily QoL, and associated toxicities in managing asthma
  • Discuss the clinical evidence for approved and investigational biologics for the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma
  • Detail strategies to improve appropriate referrals to implement multidisciplinary care effectively

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, Med Learning Group is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this virtually live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the virtually live activity.

NURSES (ANCC) CREDIT DESIGNATION

Med Learning Group designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CE activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States. During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CE activities that are science based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making expertise before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

For CE questions, please contact Med Learning Group at [email protected]

Contact this CE provider at Med Learning Group for privacy and confidentiality policy statement information at www.medlearninggroup.com/privacy-policy/

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. Please contact Med Learning Group prior to participating at [email protected].

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