Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MSAssociate Professor of Medicine Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Director, Asthma Clinical Research Center Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX James F. Donohue, MD Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
CCME Reviewer: David L. Rosenstreich, MD Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, and Otorhinolaryngology Chief, Division of Allergy & Immunology Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Medium
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Severe asthma is a heterogeneous condition that consists of multiple phenotypes. Roughly 10% of individuals with asthma experience poor control because they suffer from an underlying severe asthma pathophysiology characterized by airway inflammation resistant to conventional therapy. This activity will examine treatments tailored to various phenotypes.
. Target Audience
This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of allergists, pulmonologists, immunologists, internists, and other clinicians managing severe asthma.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Describe the mechanism of action of available and emerging biologic agents for severe asthma.
Assess the clinical data on the safety and efficacy of available and emerging biologic agents for severe asthma.
Identify which patients with severe asthma should be considered for biologic agents.
The “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policies” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine require that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine also require that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product, or device, not yet approved for use in the United States.
Contributors whose COIs are irresolvable are not permitted to participate in Einstein CME activities.
James F. Donohue, MD, discloses the following:
Consultant: GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingleheim, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Gilead
Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS, discloses the following:
Consultant: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingleheim, Roche, Mylan, Novartis
Contracted Research: GlaxoSmithKline, Cheisi, Boehringer Ingleheim, Roche, Mylan, AstraZeneca
David L. Rosenstreich, MD, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
The staff of CCME of Albert Einstein College of Medicine have no disclosures to report with any commercial interests relative to this CME activity.
Lillian McVey, Writer/Editor, MCM Education, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Kathleen Hines, Vice President, Editorial Services, MCM Education, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH, Vice President, Medical Affairs, MCM Education, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, and MCM Education. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca.
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Computer Requirements: Minimum System Requirements: • Pentium III, 600 MHz or Equivalent Processor • 512 MB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, or 7 • Mac OS X • 800x600 Monitor Resolution • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers
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© 2016 MCM Education. All rights reserved. None of the contents may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from the publisher. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of their affiliated institutions, the publisher, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, or AstraZeneca. Any medications, diagnostic procedures, or treatments discussed by the faculty should not be used by clinicians or other health care professionals without first evaluating their patients’ conditions, considering possible contraindications or risks, reviewing any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparing any therapeutic approach with the recommendations of other authorities.