Emerging Immunotherapeutic Strategies for Poorly Controlled Asthma

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Release date: July 20, 2016

Valid through: July 20, 2017

Specialty: Asthma

Media: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour (60 min)

CME Provider contact information: To contact CME provider, call 214 820 2317

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Target Audience

This webcast is designed to meet the educational needs of asthma specialists, pulmonologists, immunologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants as well as other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with allergic asthma.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

This webcast is intended to improve care of patients with poorly controlled asthma by accelerating adoption of new guidelines and evidence-based practice change. In-depth discussion of novel agents at various stages of clinical development will be given significant focus. This Internet CME activity is designed to provide clinical decision-making strategies for integration of novel therapeutic options.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify NAEPP EPR-3 and GINA guidelines and recommendations to control patients' symptoms, reduce exacerbations, and improve quality of life of patients with poorly controlled asthma
  • Apply emerging immunotherapeutic strategies in patients with poorly controlled asthma

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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

Faculty

Nicola A. Hanania, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,
Director, Asthma Clinical Research Center,
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the co-providership of MedNet, LLC and A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of 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 webcast:

Nicola A. Hanania, MD
  • Consultant: Mylan, BI, Astra Zeneca, Roche, Novartis
  • Research Support: NIH, ALA, GSK, BI, Mylan, Pearl, Cheisi, Roche (Genentech)

The 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 CME webcast:

Nicola A. Hanania, MD
  • Consultant: Mylan, BI, Astra Zeneca, Roche, Novartis
  • Research Support: NIH, ALA, GSK, BI, Mylan, Pearl, Cheisi, Roche (Genentech)
Kamatham A. Naidu, PhD (CancerNet)
  • No relevant financial relationships

All other individuals in a position to control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Viewing Requirements

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this webcast. During the period July 20, 2016 through July 20, 2017, participants must read all of the material and study the educational webcast.

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