Diego J Maselli, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Director, Severe Asthma Program
University Health System
San Antonio, TX
Mario Castro, MD, MPH
Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Director, Rainbow Clinical Trials Science Unit
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS
This enduring program consists of presentations from expert faculty and simulation challenge animations that will explain immune dysfunction and the pathogenesis of moderate-to-severe asthma, currently available and emerging targeted therapies used for asthma, and the usefulness and application of guidelines and biomarkers to guide treatment selection for this disease.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of allergists, immunologists, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.
Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Utilize biomarkers to identify asthma phenotypes and endotypes and to personalize the selection of therapy for patients with moderate-to-severe disease
- Differentiate between uncontrolled and severe asthma and identify patients who require step-up therapy to reduce asthma exacerbations and oral corticosteroid use
- Develop evidence-based treatment plans for patients with moderate-to-severe asthma that consider exacerbation risks, comorbidities, and quality of life
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this 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 activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the therapeutic management of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, 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 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Diego J Maselli, MD reports that he has received consulting fees from Amgen, AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, and Sanofi Regeneron. He serves on the speakers’ bureau for Amgen, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and Sanofi Regeneron.
Mario Castro, MD, MPH has received royalties from Elsevier. Dr. Castro has received consulting fees from Genentech, Teva, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, Theravance, and VIDA. Dr. Castro discloses that he is on the speakers’ bureaus for AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Regeneron,Sanofi-Aventis and Teva. Dr. Castro has received contracted research from AstraZeneca, Chiesi, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Sanofi-Aventis.
CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer-reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
Staff Planners and Managers
The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this activity:
- Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
- Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Chris Drury MA, MS, MBA, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Natalie Smith, Program Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
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Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any 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.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the enduring activity.
- Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.
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