Course Director

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD
Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science
New Brunswick, New Jersey
University of Pennsylvania

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Description

In this activity, an asthma expert discusses advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of asthma and novel targeted treatments that have been developed as a result. Strategies for identifying uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma patients who would benefit from these agents and clinical data for the currently available and emerging biologic therapies for asthma treatment are also discussed.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, allergists/immunologists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with asthma.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the economic impact and quality-of-life burden of moderate-to-severe asthma
  • Discuss the inflammatory mediators and mechanisms that provide the basis for the phenotypes and endotypes of severe asthma and their relevance to novel biologic therapies
  • Assess the latest clinical data with regard to efficacy and safety for currently available and emerging biologic therapies for the treatment of severe asthma
  • Apply treatment for patients with asthma based on symptom severity, disease phenotypes, exacerbation risk, and eligibility for biologic therapies

Providership, Credit, and Support

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vice Chancellor, Clinical & Translational Science
Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca; Avillion LLP; Equillium, Inc.; MedImmune; RIFM (The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc.); and Theravance Biopharma.
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca; Equillium, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; MedImmune; OncoArendi Therapeutics SA; RIFM (The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc.); sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC/Regeneron; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA; and Theratrophix, LLC.
Speakers Bureau participant with AstraZeneca; Genentech, Inc.; and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC/Regeneron.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PeerView Institute for Medical Education, the joint provider, do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this accredited activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Content/Peer Reviewer Disclosures

The following Content/Peer Reviewer has nothing to disclose:

Norman L. Koven, MD

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this accredited activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you upon completion. You will receive your certificate from If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at

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