Activity Title

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Treatment Options For Severe Persistent Asthma 

 

Program Goals

Health expenditures from asthma exceed $50 billion dollars per year. This presentation will teach practitioners how to identify poorly controlled asthma and what advanced treatment options exist for these patients. 

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, Allergists, Hospitalists, Intensivists, Primary Care Providers, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Define poorly controlled asthma.
2. Review basic step up/down therapy for asthma.
3. Summarize advanced options for severe poorly controlled asthma.

Course Directors

Kartik Shenoy, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Sean Duffy, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Educational Activity Agenda

Treatment Options For Severe Persistent Asthma

  • Front Matter and Registration (3 minutes)
  • Educational Presentation (44 minutes)
  • Post Test, Evaluation, and Credit Application (10 minutes)

Release and Expiration Dates

Release Date: November 9, 2018
Expiration Date: November 9, 2020

Faculty Disclosures

It is the policy of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the Albert J. Finestone, MD, Office for Continuing Medical Education to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored educational programs. All faculty, program planning committee members, and Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Continuing Medical Education staff participating in any Temple University sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the program audience ANY real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) considers financial relationships to create actual conflicts of interest in CME when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest. The ACCME defines a commercial interest as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.” The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. All conflicts of interest identified have been resolved utilizing the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University conflict of interest policies and procedures in adherence with ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) guidelines.

Kartik Shenoy, MD
• Consultation: AstraZeneca

Planners and Managers

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationship or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

T.K. Broderic
• Nothing to disclose

Sean Duffy, MD
• Nothing to disclose

Susan Estrella-Eades MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC
• Consultation: AstraZeneca

Arnold I. Meyer, Ed.D, FACEHP
• Nothing to disclose

Elizabeth Oquendo, J.D.
• Nothing to disclose

CME Provider Accreditation Statement

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is accredited KSOMby the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Provider Certification Statement

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests

It is the policy of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, The Albert J. Finestone, M.D, Office of Continuing Medical Education that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) considers financial relationships to create actual conflicts of interest in CME when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest. The ACCME defines a commercial interest as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

How to Obtain CME Credit

Attendees are expected to view all presentations before attempting to take the test and/or complete the activity evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To receive credit, the course must be completed between November 9, 2018 to November 9, 2020.

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hour. Please follow these steps in order to receive CME/CE credit for viewing the webcast:
• Read all of the CME/CE accreditation information above.
• View the complete electronic (web) activity.
• Click on the link to apply for CME/CE credits.
• Complete the online registration (registration is free).
• Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 75% and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate.

After successfully completing the online test and/or evaluation, your application will be immediately processed and you will be given the opportunity to download a personalized CME/CE certificate for participation in this activity.
Should you have any CME questions regarding this activity, please contact:
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
The Albert J. Finestone M.D. Office for Continuing Medical Education
3440 North Broad Street
3rd Floor Kresge Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Toll Free: 800-23-TUCME or 215-707-4787
E-mail: cme@temple.edu

Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

System Requirements

To view this educational activity you, will need a web browser with Javascript and either Flash or HTML5 enabled.  Nearly all modern web browsers will work.

Copyright

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