Dupilumab is now indicated for patients 6 years of age or older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable. This approval is based on the results from pivotal phase III trials which have shown that children and adolescents treated with dupilumab experience significant improvements in overall disease severity, skin clearance, and itch.
William W. Busse, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
This online activity is focused on the team involved in the management of patients with type 2 inflammation in atopic diseases.
This activity is intended for U.S.-based pulmonologists, allergists, immunologists, otolaryngologists, pediatric/adolescent dermatologists, and other primary health care professionals (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners) involved in the management of patients with atopic diseases including asthma, CRSwNP, and AD.
After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:
- Describe the Th2 inflammatory pathways and cascades underlying the pathophysiology of atopic diseases including asthma, CRSwNP, and AD
- Review the clinical profiles and mechanisms of action of interleukin inhibitors used for the treatment of atopic diseases including asthma, CRSwNP, and AD
- Develop treatment plans for patients with atopic diseases including asthma, CRSwNP, and AD based on patient-specific factors relevant to clinical decision making
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 online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with atopic diseases including asthma, CRSwNP, and AD.
CNE Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
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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 FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
William W. Busse, MD received consulting fees from Sanofi, Regeneron, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Genentech, Novartis. He serves on the Speakers Bureau for Regeneron, received royalty from Elsevier, and served on the Data Safety Monitoring Board for Boston Scientific.
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.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
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During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and nonapproved 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:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.
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RELEASE DATE: March 11, 2020
EXPIRATION DATE: March 11, 2021
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