Spotlight on Pulmonary/Respiratory Medicine

Credits: 0.50 CME
First Know Thyself: Improving Patient Outcomes in Moderate-to-Severe and Difficult to Treat Pediatric Asthma
Bradley Chipps, MD
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

First Know Thyself: Improving Patient Outcomes in Moderate-to-Severe and Difficult to Treat Pediatric Asthma

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: December 12, 2017
Expires: December 12, 2018
30 minutes to complete

Target Audience

Allergy/Immunology and pulmonology clinicians who manage pediatric patients with asthma.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Optimally utilize recommended therapy algorithms and therapies for asthma in children 6 to 11 years of age based on new data and guidelines
  2. Better define optimal asthma control in childhood in order to implement asthma control
  3. Implement newer and more effective treatment for children with resistant or moderate-to-severe and severe asthma based on efficacy and safety data and different asthma endotypes
  4. Employ a strong patient-provider collaborative approach to managing pediatric patients with asthma that includes patient and caregiver education, engagement, and shared decision making

Faculty

Bradley E. Chipps, MD
Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy and the Cystic Fibrosis Center
Sutter Medical Center
Capital Allergy and Respiratory Disease Center
Sacramento, CA


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

  • Bradley E. Chipps, MD, has affiliations with AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Circassia, Genentech, Novartis, and TEVA (Consulting Fees).

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

  • Jacqui Brooks, MBBCh, MRCPsych, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Leslie Sharp has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP; Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN; and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP, have nothing to disclose.

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are entitled to receive up to 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity evaluation.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is jointly provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Disclaimer

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 patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion 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.

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Pulmonary/Respiratory Medicine Presentations

0.50 CME / CNE / CPE
AXIS
Managing Metastatic NSCLC: Strategies for Treatment Selection

Managing Metastatic NSCLC: Strategies for Treatment Selection

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Activity Details

Free CME/CPE/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
Released: June 11, 2018
Expires: June 10, 2019
30 minutes to complete

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Target Audience

This activity is intended for community oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who manage NSCLC.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Summarize the indications, efficacy, and safety profiles of recently approved therapies for NSCLC, including EGFR and checkpoint inhibitors
  • Devise treatment selection and drug sequencing strategies that incorporate newer therapies for patients with metastatic NSCLC
  • Identify potential toxicities associated with therapies used for NSCLC

Activity Description

The goal of this activity is to provide expert perspective on frequently asked questions pertaining to the treatment of NSCLC so clinicians gain an enhanced understanding of this disease to make the best possible treatment choices for their patients. AXIS routinely collects and analyzes data gathered from participants in our live grand rounds programs. These questions provide incredible insight regarding the persistent challenges that clinicians face when trying to optimize treatment planning to verify where clinical practice gaps exist. This activity will provide expert answers to questions asked during a recent grand rounds series on NSCLC.

Statement of Educational Need

The treatment of NSCLC has changed significantly as a result of the identification of clinically relevant biomarkers and the development of targeted therapies. Although patient outcomes have improved as a result of treatment advances, metastatic disease is still an important challenge. Knowledge and practice gaps can be seen in several aspects of the treatment of metastatic NSCLC, such as how to integrate new therapies into practice, manage toxicities associated with new therapies, and make best use of a shared decision-making approach to treatment.

Faculty

David S. Ettinger, MD, FACP, FCCP
Alex Grass Professor of Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

AXIS will identify, review, and resolve all conflicts of interestthat faculty, authors, activity directors, planners, managers, peer reviewers, or relevant staff disclose prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. Disclosure information for speakers, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, and/or relevant staff is provided with this activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

David S. Ettinger, MD, FACP, FCCP, serves(d) as an advisor/consultant for:
BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals; Boehringer Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co; Eli Lilly and Co; Genentech, Inc; Golden Biotechnology Corporation; and Guardant Health, Inc.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

The following AXIS planners and managers, Linda-Gracie-King, MS; Jocelyn Timko, BS; Kristen Baileys, RN, MSN, CRNP, OCN; Marilyn Haas, PhD, RN, CNS, ANP-BC; and Stephanie Sutphin, PharmD,hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationIn support of improving patient care, AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Designation of Credit

Credit Designation for Physicians
AXIS Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for Pharmacists
This knowledge-based activity is approved for 0.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. JA4008106-0000-18-017-H01-P

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 0.5 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must review the activity information including learning objectives and faculty/planner disclosures and actively participate in the educational activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the post-activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately. Pharmacists – your record will be loaded to CPE Monitor.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

Disclaimer

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.

AXIS Contact Information

For information about the certification of this activity, please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.com.

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0.50 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Integrating Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis into Clinical Practice

Integrating Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis into Clinical Practice

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.4 Contact Hour
Released: December 31, 2017
Expires: December 31, 2018
0.5 hours to complete

Jointly provided by

In collaboration with

Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Faculty

Lisa H. Lancaster, MD
Lisa H. Lancaster, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Clinical Director Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Associate Director of Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN


Timothy S. Blackwell, MD
Timothy S. Blackwell, MD
Professor and Ralph and Lulu Owen Chair in Medicine,
Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Director, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Method of Participation

Participants should read the CME/CE information, review the activity in its entirety, and complete the online post-test and evaluation. Upon completing this activity as designed and achieving a passing score on the post-test, you will be directed to a Web page that will allow you to receive your certificate of credit via e-mail or you may print it out at that time. The online post-test and evaluation can be accessed at: https://tinyurl.com/IPFVideoConsult17. Inquiries may be directed to Global Academy for Medical Education at info@globalacademycme.com or (973) 290-8225.

Educational Needs

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common and lethal of the interstitial pneumonias, accounting for as many as 40,000 deaths in the United States annually. IPF is characterized by insidious onset and progressive decline in lung function, leading to death usually within four years of diagnosis. No cure is available, but two recently approved drugs, nintedanib and pirfenidone, have been found to slow the decline in lung function. In 2015 an international coalition of societies, including the American Thoracic Society (ATS), updated its guideline for the management of IPF. The guideline now indicates that certain therapies previously used for IPF are in fact harmful and should no longer be used. Clinicians need education about the revised strategies now recommended in guidelines for management of patients with IPF and should be able to design effective treatment while managing comorbidities (such as GERD) and addressing the common adverse effects of therapy.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss key changes in current guidelines for treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
  • Design a therapeutic strategy for IPF incorporating current drug treatment recommendations
  • Develop evidence-based approaches for managing common comorbidities of IPF and adverse events associated with its treatment

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pulmonologists, family practitioners, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians who treat patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Accreditation Statements

Physicians: 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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Academy for
Medical Education. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Postgraduate Institute of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 0.4 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Disclosure Declarations

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

Lisa H. Lancaster, MD:Consultant: Genentech, Hoffman-LaRoche, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Whole Blood Therapeutics. Speaker’s Bureau: Boehringer-Ingelheim and Genentech. Grant/Research Support: Celgene, GBT Pharma, Hoffman-LaRoche.

Timothy S. Blackwell, MD: Has no conflicts of interest to report.    

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose. The DKBmed planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Global Academy for Medical Education Staff: Sylvia H. Reitman, MBA, DipEd; Mike LoPresti; Shirley V. Jones, MBA; and Ron Schaumburg hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this 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.

Disclaimer

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.

Copyright Statement

Copyright © 2017 by Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, Frontline Medical Communications Inc., and its Licensors. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, without prior written permission of the Publisher. Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, will not assume responsibility for damages, loss, or claims of any kind arising from or related to the information contained in this publication, including any claims related to the products, drugs, or services mentioned herein.

1.00 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Beyond the Guidelines: Promising Practices to Improve the Care of Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Beyond the Guidelines: Promising Practices to Improve the Care of Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis

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A supplement to CHEST Physician®

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Contact Hour
Released: December 31, 2017
Expires: December 31, 2018
1 hour to complete

Jointly provided by

In collaboration with

Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Overview

This continuing education supplement was developed from interviews with interstitial lung disease (ILD) centers, both in the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network and those outside of it. It is part of a three-phase curriculum, IPF Educationfor ILD Centers and Their Communities:Applying Behavior Change Theory toFacilitate and Measure Adoption of CurrentStandards of Practice Across Individualsand Systems in IPF. The supplement content brings together data from a patient survey and a previous CME/CE activity in this curriculum, “Practice Self-Assessment for Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF),” found at: https://tinyurl.com/IPFAssess17, both of which were used to develop the interview questions for the interstitial lung disease centers. This supplement was written by a team at Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, Pro-Change Behavior Systems, and Stephanie Breslan, MS, medical writer. Neither the editors of CHEST Physician nor the Editorial Advisory Board nor the reporting staff contributed to its content. The ideas and opinions expressed are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the supporters, Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, or the Publisher.

Method of Participation

Participants should read the activity information, review the activity in its entirety, and complete the online posttest and evaluation. Upon completing this activity as designed and achieving a passing score on the posttest, you will be directed to a web page that will allow you to receive your certificate of credit via email or you may print it out at that time.

The online posttest and evaluation can be accessed at: https://tinyurl.com/IPFBrtSp17. Inquiries may be directed to Global Academy for Medical Education at info@globalacademycme.com or (973) 290-8225 or the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at (720) 895-5357.

Accreditation Statements

Physicians: 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 the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Academy for Medical Education. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare providers in interstitial lung disease centers, both in the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network and outside the Network, including physicians, registered and advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Interstitial lung disease centers’ consultative personnel, including cardiologists, gastroenterologists, geneticists/counselors, infectious disease specialists, psychiatrists/psychologists, sleep medicine specialists, pathologists (pulmonary), radiologists (thoracic), rheumatologists, surgeons (general/thoracic), and community pulmonologists may also be interested in the activity.

Program Overview

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive interstitial lung disease with poor prognosis and no cure. Despite the availability of evidence-based guidelines, significant gaps in care remain, including delayed or inaccurate diagnosis, delayed referral to specialty care, limited use of recommended multidisciplinary (interprofessional) care, variable approaches to management, and poor patient-provider communication. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network has the potential to improve patient outcomes by sharing local expertise and clinical excellence in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis and disease management with other care center network sites and community clinicians. Thus, one of its goals is to bring together the collective resources of centers and facilitate intercenter communication to establish current standards of practice. This monograph reflects interviews with personnel at five Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network sites who provided self-reflection on what they do well in the care of their patients with pulmonary fibrosis.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies to standardize the clinical management of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Describe strategies to increase patient education within the existing workflow of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patient management
  • Describe strategies to improve interprofessional collaboration related to the management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COIs are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. The planning staff and content managers hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Global Academy for Medical Education Staff: Sylvia H. Reitman, MBA, DipEd; Mike LoPresti; Shirley V. Jones, MBA; Ron Schaumburg; and Stephanie Breslan, MS; hereby state that they or their spouse/lifepartner do not have any financial relationshipsor relationships to products or deviceswith any commercial interest related to thecontent of this activity of any amount duringthe past 12 months.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine: The following planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP; Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN; and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP; have nothing to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion 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 this 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.

Disclaimer

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 patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 by Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, Frontline Medical Communications Inc., and its Licensors. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, without prior written permission of the Publisher. Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, will not assume responsibility for damages, loss, or claims of any kind arising from or related to the information contained in this publication, including any claims related to the products, drugs, or services mentioned herein.

This activity is not an official program of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and accordingly is not accredited by CHEST®.

0.50 CME
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
First Know Thyself: Improving Patient Outcomes in Moderate-to-Severe and Difficult to Treat Pediatric Asthma

First Know Thyself: Improving Patient Outcomes in Moderate-to-Severe and Difficult to Treat Pediatric Asthma

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Jointly Provided By

Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: December 12, 2017
Expires: December 12, 2018
30 minutes to complete

Target Audience

Allergy/Immunology and pulmonology clinicians who manage pediatric patients with asthma.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Optimally utilize recommended therapy algorithms and therapies for asthma in children 6 to 11 years of age based on new data and guidelines
  2. Better define optimal asthma control in childhood in order to implement asthma control
  3. Implement newer and more effective treatment for children with resistant or moderate-to-severe and severe asthma based on efficacy and safety data and different asthma endotypes
  4. Employ a strong patient-provider collaborative approach to managing pediatric patients with asthma that includes patient and caregiver education, engagement, and shared decision making

Faculty

Bradley E. Chipps, MD
Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy and the Cystic Fibrosis Center
Sutter Medical Center
Capital Allergy and Respiratory Disease Center
Sacramento, CA


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

  • Bradley E. Chipps, MD, has affiliations with AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Circassia, Genentech, Novartis, and TEVA (Consulting Fees).

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

  • Jacqui Brooks, MBBCh, MRCPsych, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Leslie Sharp has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP; Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN; and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP, have nothing to disclose.

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are entitled to receive up to 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity evaluation.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is jointly provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Disclaimer

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 patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion 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.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
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Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.