New Treatments in Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps: Expert Insights into the Evidence

Released On
April 28, 2021

Expires On
April 28, 2022

Media Type

Completion Time
75 minutes

Allergists, Otolaryngologists (ENT’s), Rhinologists, Primary Care/Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Physicians


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This activity is provided by National Jewish Health.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of allergists, otolaryngologists (ENTs), rhinologists, primary care/ family medicine/internal medicine physicians and advanced practice providers who diagnose and treat allergic and pulmonary diseases.

Program Overview

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a complex inflammatory disorder, with multiple clinical phenotypes, affecting approximately 10% of adults in the United States (US). Patients with CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) have a more clinically severe form of the disease, which has a substantial negative impact in health-related quality of life. The goal of this educational activity is to improve clinicians’ knowledge and competence within the educational gaps of diagnosis, management, and treatment of CRSwNP. To optimize the outcomes of patients with CRSwNP, this activity will address clinical features of the disease, its pathophysiology and immunology, strategies for longitudinal multidisciplinary management, and current and emerging therapies for optimal individualized treatment plans.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe clinical features and key concepts in the pathophysiology and immunology of CRSwNP.
  • Evaluate strategies for longitudinal management using a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Discuss current and emerging therapies and treatment selection based on patient inflammatory phenotype, comorbidities and other individual factors.



Daniel Beswick, MD

Assistant Professor-in-Residence
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO


Eileen Wang, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO


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National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live activity.

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Daniel Beswick, MD

  • Consultant: Medtronic

Eileen Wang, MD, MPH

  • Consultant: AstraZeneca
  • Investigator: Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline and OPC

Planners and Reviewers

Harold Nelson, MD; Meghan Brenner, MA; Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, CMP-HC; and Mandy Comeau have no relevant financial relationships to report.

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There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 2 out of 3
  4. Submit the evaluation form.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant

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