Individualized Management of Challenging Chronic Respiratory Diseases: Cases in Asthma, COPD, and Asthma-COPD Overlap
 
Release Date: April 15, 2019
Last Reviewed: April 3, 2019
Expiration Date: April 15, 2020
Time to Complete Activity:  1.75 hours
 
Faculty
Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS (Chair)
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
University of Texas Health San Antonio
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, TX
President/CEO/Board Member
WipeDiseases™ Foundation
 
Diego J. Maselli, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
University of Texas Health San Antonio
Director, Respiratory Care, University Health System
Director, Severe Asthma Program, University Health System
San Antonio, TX
 
Linda Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director of Adult Asthma Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute
New York, NY
 
This activity is jointly provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC and WipeDiseases™ Foundation. 
                                                                                                                
 
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of internists, family physicians, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs. It may also benefit other healthcare professionals engaged or interested in the care of patients with asthma, COPD, and asthma-COPD overlap (ACO).
 
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Accurately diagnose patients with asthma, COPD, or ACO, based on a thorough evaluation using tests and tools as outlined by current best practice guideline recommendations
  • Appropriately characterize patients with asthma, COPD, or ACO based on disease severity, subtype, phenotype, and endotype
  • Determine guideline-recommended pharmaceutical treatment for patients with asthma, COPD, or ACO, based on the clinical profiles of the agents
  • Assess appropriateness of medication delivery device options based on patient capability for proper use

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Disclosure of Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.
 
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Disclosures
In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below.
 
Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Daiichi Sankyo; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc
 
Diego Jose Maselli, MD
Advisory Board: AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
 
Linda Rogers, MD
Salary: Sema4
Retained Consultant:
AstraZeneca
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
 
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