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Course Director

Michael E. Wechsler, MD
Michael E. Wechsler, MD

NJH Cohen Family Asthma Institute
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Faculty

Geoffrey L. Chupp
Geoffrey L. Chupp, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary
Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Krysztof Kopec
Krysztof Kopec

Patient

Accredited by

National Jewish Health

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.75 Credits
Release Date:2020-Mar-06
Expiration Date:2021-Mar-05
Estimated Time for Completion:45 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts on severe asthma discuss how to identify and diagnose patients with this condition and how novel treatments are improving patient outcomes. A patient joins the discussion to share his unique experience with severe asthma and how biologic therapy has improved his quality of life.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Diagnose and evaluate patients with asthma for symptom severity, disease phenotypes, exacerbation risk, and eligibility for biologic therapy
  • Employ evidence-based guidelines and the latest clinical data when selecting treatment for patients with severe asthma
  • Use strategies to communicate effectively with patients about self-management and to improve inhaler technique, adherence, and overall quality of life in patients with severe asthma

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, allergy and immunology specialists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with severe asthma.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and achieve a passing score of 70% on the post-test and complete the evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Participants should review all presentations in this activity before proceeding to the post-test to claim CME credit for the activity.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: March 6, 2020 - March 5, 2021
Time to Complete: 45 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, all persons in a position to control the content of a CME activity must disclose relevant financial relationships to the accredited provider. Individuals must also include in their disclosure the relevant financial relationships of a spouse or partner. Any potential conflicts identified are resolved to ensure that presentations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias. National Jewish Health has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Chair

Michael E. Wechsler, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, NJH Cohen Family Asthma Institute
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Michael E. Wechsler, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline; Regeneron; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline; Regeneron; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Faculty

Geoffrey L. Chupp, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary
Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Geoffrey L. Chupp, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Regeneron; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC/Genzyme Corporation; and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Regeneron; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC/Genzyme Corporation; and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Regeneron; and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC/Genzyme Corporation.

Krysztof Kopec
Patient

Krysztof Kopec has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

CME Planners and Reviewers

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN
Associate Director, Accreditation and Programs
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Anthony Gerber, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Anthony Gerber, MD, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Mary Grecco
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Mary Grecco has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

CME Disclaimer

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Furthermore, the content should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall any of the NJH Parties be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from any of the foregoing, regardless of legal theory and whether or not claimant was advised of the possibility of such damages.

Providership, Credit, and Support


Accreditation and Designation Statements

Physicians
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 National Jewish Health and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. National Jewish Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Support

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

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