Course Director

Mario Castro, MD
Mario Castro, MD

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Accredited by

Penn State College of Medicine

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2018-Oct-29
Expiration Date:2019-Oct-28
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of charge
Expert commentary is based on data presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018*
*PeerView is an independent publisher of conference news and medical education programs.

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in pulmonology shares clinical updates and analyzes new data on uncontrolled persistent asthma that was presented at the 28th International Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS 2018).

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Discuss the latest efficacy and safety data for approved and emerging uncontrolled persistent asthma treatments
  • Describe approaches to treat patients with uncontrolled persistent asthma in the context of late-breaking data and patient-, disease-, and therapy-related factors

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, allergists, immunologists, and other clinicians involved in managing patients with uncontrolled persistent asthma.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and 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.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: October 29, 2018 - October 28, 2019
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, Penn State College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director

Mario Castro, MD
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Mario Castro, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; Chiesi USA, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.
Speakers Bureau participant with AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; Boston Scientific Corporation; Genentech, Inc.; and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
Consultant and/or Advisor for Aviragen Therapeutics; Boston Scientific Corporation; Genentech, Inc.; Mallinckrodt LLC; Neutronics Inc.; Nuvaira Inc.; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA; Therabron; Theravance Biopharma; Vectura Group plc; VIDA Pharma Pharmaceutical; and 4D pharma plc.
Royalties/Patents for Elsevier.

Medical Director

Chris Washburn, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Chris Washburn, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Other PVI staff who may potentially review content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Penn State College of Medicine staff and faculty involved in the development and review of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Providership, Credit, and Support

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 Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Penn State 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.

Information about CME credit for this activity is available by contacting Penn State at 717-531-6483 or Reference course # G6377-19-T.


This CME activity is jointly provided by Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.


This activity is supported by educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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