Diagnosis and Treatment Selection for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: Person-Centered Care in EGPA
January 27, 2021
May 26, 2021
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Provided by National Jewish Health.
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Allergists, Pulmonologists, Rheumatologists, and Primary Care Physicians.
For patients with EGPA, the risk of permanent tissue and organ damage is significant. Although there are treatments available, patients with EGPA tend to remain dependent on glucocorticoid therapy and are prone to relapse. Clinical data shows that new therapies can improve patient outcomes and clinicans are challenged to stay apprised of changes in this lesser-known and evolving therapeutic space. This activity addresses the diagnosis and treatment of EGPA as well as understanding the patient’s journey with EGPA.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the clinical features that distinguish EGPA from other eosinophilic lung diseases
- Summarize best practices for the evaluation and differential diagnosis of EGPA
- Identify appropriate treatments for patients with EGPA
- Address quality of life concerns with patients and families using a person-centered care approach
Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc
Director of The Cohen Family Asthma Institute
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health
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Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc discloses that he is a consultant for AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Equillium, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi, Regeneron and Teva and an investigator for AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, Regeneron and Teva.
Planners and Reviewers Disclosures
Stephanie Corder, ND, RN has no financial relationships to disclose.
Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, CMP-HC has no financial relationships to disclose.
Curry Koening, MD, MS discloses that he is an advisory board member for Genetech and Roche.
Harold Nelson, MD discloses that he is on the data safety monitoring board for AstraZeneca.
Lauren Rieck has no financial relationships to disclose.
Kyle Walbrun has no financial relationships to disclose.
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