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Course Director

Jonathan Corren, MD
Jonathan Corren, MD

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Faculty

Monica Kraft
Monica Kraft, MD

College of Medicine, Tucson
Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, Arizona

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.0 Credits
Release Date:2018-Nov-07
Expiration Date:2019-Nov-06
Estimated Time for Completion:60 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

This activity based on a recent live symposium offers an expert-led view of the key science that supports the use of innovative therapeutics in the setting of severe, uncontrolled asthma and explores the practical aspects of diagnosing and managing uncontrolled disease based on clinical experience.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Discuss the pathogenesis of severe asthma in the context of features that represent targets for novel biologic therapies
  • Apply key data sets on the efficacy and safety of biologic therapies when developing treatment plans for patients with severe asthma
  • Employ approaches to identify appropriate severe asthma patients who are candidates for biologic therapy, including phenotyping, endotyping, assessment of disease control, and patient engagement

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, allergists, immunologists, 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 complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain CME credit. 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: November 07, 2018 - November 06, 2019
Time to Complete: 60 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME activity during the past 12 months.

Course Director

Jonathan Corren, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Jonathan Corren, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for AstraZeneca; Genentech, Inc./F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca; Genentech, Inc./F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; and Stallergenes Greer.
Other Financial or Material Support from AstraZeneca and Genentech, Inc./F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. for speaker honoraria.

Jonathan Corren, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: novel biologic and targeted agents being assessed for the management of severe asthma, including dupilumab, tezepelumab, and fevipiprant.

Faculty

Monica Kraft, MD
Robert and Irene Flinn Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Tucson
Deputy Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, Arizona

Monica Kraft, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for AstraZeneca; sanofi-aventis-Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Other Financial or Material Support from Elsevier in the form of Royalties for a chapter in a book.

Monica Kraft, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: novel biologic and targeted agents being assessed for the management of severe asthma, including dupilumab, tezepelumab, and fevipiprant.

CME Reviewer

Howard J. Lee, MD

Howard J. Lee, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Directors

Carmine DeLuca
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Carmine DeLuca has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Mary Mihalovic
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

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

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

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 Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Providership


This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca LP.

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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