Faculty Gene L. Colice, MD Professor of Medicine Section Director, Pulmonary Critical Care Washington Hospital Center George Washington University School of Medicine Washington, D.C.
Anne L. Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Clinical Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pulmonary Division Boston, MA
CCME Reviewer David L. Rosenstreich, MD Professor, Department of Medicine (Allergy & Immunology) Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Joseph and Sadie Danciger Distinguished Scholar in Microbiology/Immunology Chief, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM Medium
Approximately 25 million Americans (8% of the population) suffer from asthma. Due to a variety of barriers, patients with asthma often do not have their asthma well controlled, leading to suboptimal patient outcomes. Greater efforts are needed in the management of asthma to help patients achieve asthma control. With better control, patients with asthma will experience less suffering from asthma symptoms, fewer missed school or work days, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations, and ultimately prolonged life. Clinicians can support this goal by increasing the proportion of patients with asthma who are receiving appropriate asthma care, including optimal management with asthma medication and adequate education and counseling. Continuing education will help clinicians expand and maintain key skills and competencies in the management of asthma.
This activity is jointly provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, and MCM Education.
The activities are intended for pulmonologists, allergists, primary care and internal medicine physicians, and other health care clinicians interested and involved in the treatment of patients with asthma.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Define asthma control for each stage of disease severity.
Follow guidelines for monitoring control using diagnostic and patient assessment tools.
Develop safe and effective individualized treatment plans to help patients achieve asthma control.
Describe recent developments in clinical research to improve treatment options available for asthma.
List the specific elements that should be included in patient education encounters.
Implement strategies to provide patient education that will more effectively engage patients in a partnership to achieve appropriate asthma control.
The “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical, product, or device 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. Albert Einstein College of Medicine and MCM Education staff have no conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product not yet approved for use in the United States.
Dr. Colice Disclosures:
Consultant to Teva, MedImmune, Mylan, Pearl Therapeutics
Speakers bureau for Teva, MedImmune, Mylan, Pearl Therapeutics
Dr. Fuhlbrigge Disclosures:
Consultant to ICON Medical/Beacon Bioscience and Advanced Health Media/GSK
The Staff of the Center for Continuing Medical Education of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center have no relevant financial disclosures.
Dr. Rosenstreich has no relevant financial disclosures.
Gena Dolson, MCM Education Senior Medical Writer, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Kathleen Hines, MCM Education Editorial Director, has no relevant financial disclosures.
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 joint providership of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center and MCM Medical Education. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. TM
Credit is awarded to participants who score 70% or better on the post-test.
The online activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Commercial Support Statements
Supported by independent educational grants from Teva Pharmaceuticals and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on this page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity.
Review the intended audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
Study the educational content online.
Once completed, continue to post-test. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. In addition, you must also complete the Activity Evaluation.
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
Presented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education, and MCM Education.
The opinions expressed in these educational activities 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 & Montefiore Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Teva Pharmaceuticals. Any medications, diagnostic procedures, or treatments discussed by the program presenters 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.