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Steps I Take in Poorly Controlled Asthma
  • CME

Why determining endotype is crucial to managing severe asthma.
Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc
Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: August 24, 2020 Expiration: August 23, 2021

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Summarize clinical, laboratory, and other diagnostic findings that are consistent with eosinophilic asthma
  • Discuss the limitations of traditional asthma therapies in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma

Acknowledgements

Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC

Clinical Care Options, LLC
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 300
Reston, VA

Sophia Kelley
(203)-316-2125
skelley@clinicaloptions.com
www.clinicaloptions.com

This activity is supported by educational grants from
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Information on this Educational Activity

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty 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 CME/CE activity:

Faculty

Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc

Professor of Medicine
Director,
NJH Cohen Family Asthma Institute
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Hospital
Denver, Colorado

Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc, has disclosed that he has received funds for research support from AstraZeneca, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, and Teva and consulting fees from AstraZeneca, Cohero, Equillium, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Regeneron, resTORbio, Sanofi Genzyme, and Teva.

Staff

Elaine P. Seeskin

Editorial Contributor

Elaine P. Seeskin has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Anne Roc, PhD
Director, Scientific Services
Anne Roc, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Zachary Schwartz, MSc

Scientific Director

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for allergists, immunologists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who care for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve the competence and performance of learners in diagnosing, assessing, and treating patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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 Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.25 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from August 24, 2020, through August 23, 2021:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 100% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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