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Course Directors

William J. Calhoun, MD
William J. Calhoun, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

Neil S. Skolnik, MD
Neil S. Skolnik, MD

Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Abington Jefferson Health
Abington, Pennsylvania

Accredited by

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts in pulmonology discuss strategies for overcoming challenges in the management of severe asthma and the role of targeted therapies in personalized care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Explain the role of inflammatory mediators and mechanisms in the pathogenesis of severe asthma and in the context of treatment targets
  • Summarize the latest clinical data related to efficacy and safety for currently available and emerging treatments for severe asthma
  • Create treatment plans for patients with severe asthma based on the latest guidelines and efficacy and safety data, disease severity, phenotype/endotype, and patient preferences
  • Employ patient education and communication strategies to improve inhaler technique, patient adherence, self-management, and overall quality of life in patients with severe asthma

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of 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 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, 2019 - October 28, 2020
Time to Complete: 90 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

All faculty AND staff involved in the planning, review or presentation of continuing education activities provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any relevant commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all commercial relationships must be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity.

Co-Chairs
William J. Calhoun, MD
Stark Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

William J. Calhoun, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Pulmatrix, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Other Financial or Material Support from AstraZeneca and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as principal investigator for a drug study.

Neil S. Skolnik, MD
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Associate Director
Family Medicine Residency Program
Abington Jefferson Health
Abington, Pennsylvania

Neil S. Skolnik, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; GlaxoSmithKline; Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Mylan Inc; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (receives honorarium).
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.
Speakers Bureau participant with AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; and GlaxoSmithKline.

Medical Director
Mary Mihalovic
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

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

All additional planning committee members and reviewers, PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, Inc. staff, and Purdue University College of Pharmacy staff have no relationships to disclose.

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 Purdue University College of Pharmacy and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Enduring Material activity, Teaming Up to Overcome Challenges in Severe Asthma Management: The Role of Targeted Therapy in Personalized Care , has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 10/31/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Providership


This CME activity is jointly provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

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.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

About This CME Activity

PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, and Purdue University College of Pharmacy are responsible for the selection of this activity's topics, the preparation of editorial content, and the distribution of this activity. The preparation of PeerView activities is supported by educational grants subject to written agreements that clearly stipulate and enforce the editorial independence of PVI and Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Our activities may contain references to unapproved products or uses of these products in certain jurisdictions. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer's product labeling. No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our activities. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in activities.

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