Spotlight on Allergy & Immunology

Credits: 1.00 CME
Hospitalists Guide to COVID-19
Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
SHM (Society of Hospital Medicine)

Hospitalists Guide to COVID-19

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: May 4, 2021
Expires: May 3, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Hospitalists (all hospital clinicians treating patients with COVID-19)

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the findings from randomized clinical trials for treatments for hospitalized patients
  2. Evaluate current guidance for treatment of patients requiring hospitalization

Activity Description

Webinar featuring a panelist of hospitalists and infectious disease experts review up-to-date information on clinical staging, progression, and current management of COVID-19, including updates on coagulopathy.

Agenda

  • Hospital Medicine: COVID-19 Treatment and Clinical Care
  • Clinical Management & Coagulopathy Updates
  • COVID-19 Therapeutics for Hospitalized Patients

Course Director

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
Associate Director of Hospital Medicine Unit
Medical Director of Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Research support payments from National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Bristol Myers Squibb; and Janssen. Payments made to Brigham and Women's Hospital for performing clinical endpoints sponsored by various entities. Advisory Board fees from Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, and Portola/Alexion.

Expert Speakers

William Garneau, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Stock: J&J, AstraZeneca.

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Clinical Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Ownership equity: JNJ. Scientific Consulting: Verily, EMD Serono. DMSB: Humanigen.

Moderators

Ramesh Adhikari, MD, MS, SFHM
Hospitalist/Geriatrician
Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Indiana Chapter
President
Franciscan Health Lafayette East Hospital
Lafayette, IN

Jose Mercado, MD, MPH
Hospital Epidemiologist
Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine
Medical Director
Alice Peck Day Hospital
Lebanon, NH

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

All activity, content, and materials have been developed solely by the activity directors, planning committee members, and faculty presenters, and are free of influence from a commercial entity.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. This activity is classified as non-variable credit. The entire module must be completed to receive credit.

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients. SHM is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through education, advocacy, and research.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity was made possible in part by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The presenters have indicated that they will be referencing the unlabeled or unapproved use of agents currently being investigated in ongoing studies, including tocilizumab, dexamethasone, and COVID-19 convalescent plasma.

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: May 4, 2021
Expires: May 3, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Hospitalists (all hospital clinicians treating patients with COVID-19)

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the findings from randomized clinical trials for treatments for hospitalized patients
  2. Evaluate current guidance for treatment of patients requiring hospitalization

Activity Description

Webinar featuring a panelist of hospitalists and infectious disease experts review up-to-date information on clinical staging, progression, and current management of COVID-19, including updates on coagulopathy.

Agenda

  • Hospital Medicine: COVID-19 Treatment and Clinical Care
  • Clinical Management & Coagulopathy Updates
  • COVID-19 Therapeutics for Hospitalized Patients

Course Director

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
Associate Director of Hospital Medicine Unit
Medical Director of Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Research support payments from National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Bristol Myers Squibb; and Janssen. Payments made to Brigham and Women's Hospital for performing clinical endpoints sponsored by various entities. Advisory Board fees from Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, and Portola/Alexion.

Expert Speakers

William Garneau, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Stock: J&J, AstraZeneca.

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Clinical Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Ownership equity: JNJ. Scientific Consulting: Verily, EMD Serono. DMSB: Humanigen.

Moderators

Ramesh Adhikari, MD, MS, SFHM
Hospitalist/Geriatrician
Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Indiana Chapter
President
Franciscan Health Lafayette East Hospital
Lafayette, IN

Jose Mercado, MD, MPH
Hospital Epidemiologist
Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine
Medical Director
Alice Peck Day Hospital
Lebanon, NH

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

All activity, content, and materials have been developed solely by the activity directors, planning committee members, and faculty presenters, and are free of influence from a commercial entity.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. This activity is classified as non-variable credit. The entire module must be completed to receive credit.

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients. SHM is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through education, advocacy, and research.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity was made possible in part by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The presenters have indicated that they will be referencing the unlabeled or unapproved use of agents currently being investigated in ongoing studies, including tocilizumab, dexamethasone, and COVID-19 convalescent plasma.

Allergy & Immunology Presentations

0.50 CME / MOC
Vindico Medical Education
Emergence of Biologics in Eosinophilic Asthma: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge!

Emergence of Biologics in Eosinophilic Asthma: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge!

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: September 30, 2021
Expires: September 29, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by


Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is allergists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with eosinophilic asthma.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Employ understanding of the prevalence and pathophysiology of eosinophilic asthma, including the role of eosinophils as a biomarker in the management of asthma.
  • Apply knowledge of mechanisms of action, frequency, routes of administration, and clinical evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of biologic therapies for the management of eosinophilic asthma.

Activity Description

In this Wheel of Knowledge Challenge interactive quiz, your knowledge will be tested on biologic therapy options for patients with eosinophilic asthma, including mechanisms of action, frequency, routes of administration, and clinical evidence regarding safety and efficacy. Your hosts will also discuss the prevalence and pathophysiology of eosinophilic asthma and the role of eosinophils as a biomarker in asthma management.

Statement of Educational Need

An increasing body of evidence continues to define the presence of severe asthma subtypes that do not respond to conventional therapies. Eosinophilic asthma is an often-severe subtype of asthma, predominantly driven by eosinophilic airway inflammation. Clinical practice guidelines recommend phenotypic assessment and consideration of select add-on biologic therapy for eosinophilic asthma. Biologic therapies that modulate the interleukin (IL)-5 and IL-4/13 signaling pathways offer important maintenance therapy options for patients with eosinophilic asthma inadequately controlled on standard therapy. Awareness of the latest evidence-based strategies for managing eosinophilic asthma will better enable health care professionals to tailor an individualized, targeted treatment approach.

Faculty

Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS, FCCP, FACP, FRCP(C), FERS, ATSF
Associate Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary
Director, Airways Clinical Research Center
Member, Vice Chair of Research Group
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Asthma and COPD Clinic
Ben Taub Hospital
Houston, TX

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi, Teva
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Gossamer Bio, Novartis, Sanofi


Sandhya Khurana, MD, FCCP
Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Director, Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy & Pulmonary Care
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Disclosure:
Contracted Research: GlaxoSmithKline

Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico 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.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 out of 3 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Disclaimer

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: September 30, 2021
Expires: September 29, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by


Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is allergists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with eosinophilic asthma.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Employ understanding of the prevalence and pathophysiology of eosinophilic asthma, including the role of eosinophils as a biomarker in the management of asthma.
  • Apply knowledge of mechanisms of action, frequency, routes of administration, and clinical evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of biologic therapies for the management of eosinophilic asthma.

Activity Description

In this Wheel of Knowledge Challenge interactive quiz, your knowledge will be tested on biologic therapy options for patients with eosinophilic asthma, including mechanisms of action, frequency, routes of administration, and clinical evidence regarding safety and efficacy. Your hosts will also discuss the prevalence and pathophysiology of eosinophilic asthma and the role of eosinophils as a biomarker in asthma management.

Statement of Educational Need

An increasing body of evidence continues to define the presence of severe asthma subtypes that do not respond to conventional therapies. Eosinophilic asthma is an often-severe subtype of asthma, predominantly driven by eosinophilic airway inflammation. Clinical practice guidelines recommend phenotypic assessment and consideration of select add-on biologic therapy for eosinophilic asthma. Biologic therapies that modulate the interleukin (IL)-5 and IL-4/13 signaling pathways offer important maintenance therapy options for patients with eosinophilic asthma inadequately controlled on standard therapy. Awareness of the latest evidence-based strategies for managing eosinophilic asthma will better enable health care professionals to tailor an individualized, targeted treatment approach.

Faculty

Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS, FCCP, FACP, FRCP(C), FERS, ATSF
Associate Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary
Director, Airways Clinical Research Center
Member, Vice Chair of Research Group
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Asthma and COPD Clinic
Ben Taub Hospital
Houston, TX

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi, Teva
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Gossamer Bio, Novartis, Sanofi


Sandhya Khurana, MD, FCCP
Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Director, Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy & Pulmonary Care
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Disclosure:
Contracted Research: GlaxoSmithKline

Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico 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.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 out of 3 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Disclaimer

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

1.00 CME
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.
Putting the Pieces in Place: The Impact of Recent Pathophysiology Insights and Emerging Therapeutic Strategies to Address Unmet Treatment Needs in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Putting the Pieces in Place: The Impact of Recent Pathophysiology Insights and Emerging Therapeutic Strategies to Address Unmet Treatment Needs in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: September 29, 2021
Expires: September 29, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, allergists, immunologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric allergists/immunologists, specialty nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize criteria and diagnostic tests to accurately diagnose EoE in a timely manner
  • Interpret the recently updated guidelines for the treatment and management of EoE
  • Articulate the latest insights into pathophysiology on therapeutic strategies to address the unmet needs in EoE
  • Evaluate the utility of biologic agents in overcoming limitations of available treatment and in addressing the pathophysiology of EoE
  • Employ patient-centered approaches to improve outcomes in EoE

Activity Description

This interactive educational program will summarize the criteria and methodologies required to accurately diagnose EoE, while outlining updated guidelines to ensure optimal treatment. Recent clinical evidence will be reviewed supporting the role of emerging biologic agents in addressing current EoE care gaps and patient case scenarios will illustrate the utility of these agents in clinical practice.

Statement of Educational Need

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is not only diagnostically challenging, but patients with EoE face high healthcare costs, suboptimal outcomes, poor quality of life, and a lack of efficacious therapies. While the standard of care comes with important limitations, recent insights into the pathophysiology of this esophageal disease have led to new and emerging biologic therapies with the potential to improve patient outcomes. The unmet treatment needs and unique challenges of EoE for both clinicians and patients, combined with recent advances in therapeutic options, highlight the critical need for clinicians to understand how to integrate these new agents in clinical treatment paradigms.

Program Chair

Ikuo Hirano, MD
Director, Esophageal Center at
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Faculty

Edmond S. Chan, MD, FRCPC, FCSACI, FAAAAI
Head, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
Clinical Professor, The University of British Columbia
Clinical Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia


Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH, AGAF, FAAAAI
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Mount Sinai Center for Eosinophilic Disorders
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, 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 following 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 these CME activities:

Ikuo Hirano, MD (Program Chair)
Consulting Fees – Adare/Ellodi, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, EsoCap Biotech, Gossamer Bio, Parexel, Regeneron, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda
Contracted Research – Adare/Ellodi, Allakos, AstraZeneca, Meritage, Receptos/Bristol Myers Squibb, Regeneron, Shire/Takeda

Edmond S. Chan, MD, FRCPC, FCSACI, FAAAAI
Contracted Research – DBV Technologies
Consulting Fees – Pfizer, Pediapharm, Leo Pharma, Kaleo, DBV, AllerGenis, Sanofi Genzyme, Bausch Health, Avir Pharma

Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH, AGAF, FAAAAI
Consulting Fees – Regeneron, Allakos, Adare/Ellodi, Shire/Takeda, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Bristol Myers Squibb
Contracted Research – Regeneron, Allakos, Shire/Takeda, AstraZeneca, Adare/Ellodi, Danone

The following project managers/planners: Donna Fausak and Maria Rovere, MTSC, reported that they or their spouse/life partner, have no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.

Physician Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of September 29, 2021, through September 29, 2022, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme.

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. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. does 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 any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. at (855) 835-4004 or cme@integrityce.com.

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: September 29, 2021
Expires: September 29, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, allergists, immunologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric allergists/immunologists, specialty nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize criteria and diagnostic tests to accurately diagnose EoE in a timely manner
  • Interpret the recently updated guidelines for the treatment and management of EoE
  • Articulate the latest insights into pathophysiology on therapeutic strategies to address the unmet needs in EoE
  • Evaluate the utility of biologic agents in overcoming limitations of available treatment and in addressing the pathophysiology of EoE
  • Employ patient-centered approaches to improve outcomes in EoE

Activity Description

This interactive educational program will summarize the criteria and methodologies required to accurately diagnose EoE, while outlining updated guidelines to ensure optimal treatment. Recent clinical evidence will be reviewed supporting the role of emerging biologic agents in addressing current EoE care gaps and patient case scenarios will illustrate the utility of these agents in clinical practice.

Statement of Educational Need

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is not only diagnostically challenging, but patients with EoE face high healthcare costs, suboptimal outcomes, poor quality of life, and a lack of efficacious therapies. While the standard of care comes with important limitations, recent insights into the pathophysiology of this esophageal disease have led to new and emerging biologic therapies with the potential to improve patient outcomes. The unmet treatment needs and unique challenges of EoE for both clinicians and patients, combined with recent advances in therapeutic options, highlight the critical need for clinicians to understand how to integrate these new agents in clinical treatment paradigms.

Program Chair

Ikuo Hirano, MD
Director, Esophageal Center at
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Faculty

Edmond S. Chan, MD, FRCPC, FCSACI, FAAAAI
Head, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
Clinical Professor, The University of British Columbia
Clinical Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia


Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH, AGAF, FAAAAI
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Mount Sinai Center for Eosinophilic Disorders
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, 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 following 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 these CME activities:

Ikuo Hirano, MD (Program Chair)
Consulting Fees – Adare/Ellodi, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, EsoCap Biotech, Gossamer Bio, Parexel, Regeneron, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda
Contracted Research – Adare/Ellodi, Allakos, AstraZeneca, Meritage, Receptos/Bristol Myers Squibb, Regeneron, Shire/Takeda

Edmond S. Chan, MD, FRCPC, FCSACI, FAAAAI
Contracted Research – DBV Technologies
Consulting Fees – Pfizer, Pediapharm, Leo Pharma, Kaleo, DBV, AllerGenis, Sanofi Genzyme, Bausch Health, Avir Pharma

Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH, AGAF, FAAAAI
Consulting Fees – Regeneron, Allakos, Adare/Ellodi, Shire/Takeda, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Bristol Myers Squibb
Contracted Research – Regeneron, Allakos, Shire/Takeda, AstraZeneca, Adare/Ellodi, Danone

The following project managers/planners: Donna Fausak and Maria Rovere, MTSC, reported that they or their spouse/life partner, have no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.

Physician Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of September 29, 2021, through September 29, 2022, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme.

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. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. does 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 any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. at (855) 835-4004 or cme@integrityce.com.

1.00 CME
Vindico Medical Education
The Changing Landscape of Immune-Based Therapies for COVID-19

The Changing Landscape of Immune-Based Therapies for COVID-19

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: September 29, 2021
Expires: September 28, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Describe the clinical and immunological events underlying the natural history of COVID-19.
  • Critically appraise the data regarding immune-based therapies for the management of hyperinflammation due to COVID-19, including glucocorticoids, Janus kinase inhibitors, and other targeted agents.
  • Describe how variables such as disease severity, timing, and immunologic endotypes should impact the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection.

Activity Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality, spurring unprecedented levels of ongoing research for effective therapeutic strategies. A major challenge for health care providers involved in patient management is staying current on the latest evidence-based care despite the rapid influx of data. Hospitalists and other clinicians who care for hospitalized patients may rely heavily on therapies with which they are familiar, namely corticosteroids. However, immunomodulatory therapies such as Janus kinase inhibitors and interleukin-6 inhibitors provide promising options to prevent disease progression and reduce mortality risk. In this educational activity, multidisciplinary panel members review the clinical and immunological events underlying COVID-19; appraise emerging data on immunomodulatory therapies; and discuss how disease severity, timing, and immunological endotypes may impact the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection.

Agenda

Introduction and Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Updates on Immune-Based Therapies for the Management of Patients With COVID-19
Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH

Considerations for Outpatient Management of Immunocompromised Patients
Cassandra Calabrese, DO

Putting it All Together: How Should We Manage Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19?
D. Clark Files, MD

Conclusion
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Activity Chair

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee:
AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Regeneron, Sanofi, UCB

Faculty

Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology and Infectious Disease
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi-Genzyme


D. Clark Files, MD
Associate Professor
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Diseases
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Data Safety Monitoring Board: Medpace


Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, OR

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Horizon, Insmed, Paratek, Red Hill Biopharma, Spero
Contracted Research: Insmed

Reviewer
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the polling and pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: September 29, 2021
Expires: September 28, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Describe the clinical and immunological events underlying the natural history of COVID-19.
  • Critically appraise the data regarding immune-based therapies for the management of hyperinflammation due to COVID-19, including glucocorticoids, Janus kinase inhibitors, and other targeted agents.
  • Describe how variables such as disease severity, timing, and immunologic endotypes should impact the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection.

Activity Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality, spurring unprecedented levels of ongoing research for effective therapeutic strategies. A major challenge for health care providers involved in patient management is staying current on the latest evidence-based care despite the rapid influx of data. Hospitalists and other clinicians who care for hospitalized patients may rely heavily on therapies with which they are familiar, namely corticosteroids. However, immunomodulatory therapies such as Janus kinase inhibitors and interleukin-6 inhibitors provide promising options to prevent disease progression and reduce mortality risk. In this educational activity, multidisciplinary panel members review the clinical and immunological events underlying COVID-19; appraise emerging data on immunomodulatory therapies; and discuss how disease severity, timing, and immunological endotypes may impact the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection.

Agenda

Introduction and Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Updates on Immune-Based Therapies for the Management of Patients With COVID-19
Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH

Considerations for Outpatient Management of Immunocompromised Patients
Cassandra Calabrese, DO

Putting it All Together: How Should We Manage Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19?
D. Clark Files, MD

Conclusion
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Activity Chair

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee:
AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Regeneron, Sanofi, UCB

Faculty

Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology and Infectious Disease
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi-Genzyme


D. Clark Files, MD
Associate Professor
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Diseases
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Data Safety Monitoring Board: Medpace


Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, OR

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Horizon, Insmed, Paratek, Red Hill Biopharma, Spero
Contracted Research: Insmed

Reviewer
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the polling and pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

1.00 CME / CNE / CPE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
COVID-19: Keeping Up With a Moving Target – Treatment Updates for Hospitalists

COVID-19: Keeping Up With a Moving Target – Treatment Updates for Hospitalists

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Contact Hour(s)
Released: August 27, 2021
Expires: August 26, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Providers including hospital clinicians, intensivists, and others treating patients with COVID-19 in the hospital setting

Learning Objectives

  • Appraise the efficacy, safety, and indications for treatments for patients with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.
  • Evaluate management strategies for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
  • Explain mechanisms of action of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and other current and in-development treatments for COVID-19.
  • Describe best practices for managing patients with COVID-19 with mAbs and other agents.

Activity Description

Drs. Paul Long and Paul G. Auwaerter discuss the latest news on treating COVID-19 patients in and out of the hospital.

Topics:

  • Test your knowledge with patient cases
  • Efficacy and safety of treatment options
  • The latest treatment guidelines and recommendations

Faculty

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


Paul Long, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty/Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Verily (Scientific consulting)
EMD Serono (Scientific consulting)
JNJ (Equity holding)
Humanigen (DSMB)

Paul Long, MD
None

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The DKBmed planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The IJHN Nurse Planner has nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to CPE Monitor as required.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour(s).

Accreditation Statement
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement
This 1.0 contact hour educational activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Statements will be awarded for this educational activity until August 27, 2022.

Statement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Faculty have indicated that they will be referencing the unlabeled or unapproved use of agents currently being investigated in on-going studies and trials, including COVID-19 convalescent plasma, monoclonal antibody treatments, tocilizumab, and dexamethasone.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 Contact Hour(s)
Released: August 27, 2021
Expires: August 26, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Providers including hospital clinicians, intensivists, and others treating patients with COVID-19 in the hospital setting

Learning Objectives

  • Appraise the efficacy, safety, and indications for treatments for patients with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.
  • Evaluate management strategies for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
  • Explain mechanisms of action of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and other current and in-development treatments for COVID-19.
  • Describe best practices for managing patients with COVID-19 with mAbs and other agents.

Activity Description

Drs. Paul Long and Paul G. Auwaerter discuss the latest news on treating COVID-19 patients in and out of the hospital.

Topics:

  • Test your knowledge with patient cases
  • Efficacy and safety of treatment options
  • The latest treatment guidelines and recommendations

Faculty

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


Paul Long, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty/Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Verily (Scientific consulting)
EMD Serono (Scientific consulting)
JNJ (Equity holding)
Humanigen (DSMB)

Paul Long, MD
None

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The DKBmed planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The IJHN Nurse Planner has nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to CPE Monitor as required.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour(s).

Accreditation Statement
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement
This 1.0 contact hour educational activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Statements will be awarded for this educational activity until August 27, 2022.

Statement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Faculty have indicated that they will be referencing the unlabeled or unapproved use of agents currently being investigated in on-going studies and trials, including COVID-19 convalescent plasma, monoclonal antibody treatments, tocilizumab, and dexamethasone.

0.25 CME / MOC
RMEI Medical Education, LLC
A Learner Pathway in Moderate-to-Severe AD: Assessing the Role of Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient Care

A Learner Pathway in Moderate-to-Severe AD: Assessing the Role of Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient Care

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Activity Details

Free CME/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: August 20, 2021
Expires: August 19, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

Provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for allergy/immunology, dermatology, and primary care clinicians (MD/NP/PA) who manage patients with atopic dermatitis (AD).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Employ key fundamentals related to the type 2 inflammatory cascade when managing moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD)
  • Apply conventional and biologic management approaches when treating patients with moderate-to-severe AD
  • Practice as a member of an interprofessional care team in the optimal management of moderate-to-severe AD

Activity Description

In this activity, an interprofessional panel of experts and a patient with atopic dermatitis (AD) engage in a video panel discussion on key issues central to treatment selection and interprofessional care and collaboration. The experienced patient also shares highlighted aspects of his/her care journey, with an emphasis on “teaching moments”.

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. RMEI is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Faculty
Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD, has financial relationships with AbbVie, Almirall, Altus Labs, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Bodewell, Burt's Bees, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, KPAway, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, L'Oreal, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos, My-Or Diagnostics, Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare, (Consultant); AbbVie, AOBiome, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Researcher); Eli Lilly, Galderma, Incyte, LEO Pharmaceuticals, L'Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Speaker/Speaker's Bureau); Altus Labs, KPAway, Micreos, YobeeCare (Stock/Shareholder); Theraplex Company for Theraplex AIM (an OTC product) (Other, Patent Pending).

Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Patient
Patient participating in this activity has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the RMEI Medical Education, LLC. RMEI Medical Education, LLC 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

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this CME activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Participate in the activity
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attest to credit

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 75% or higher on the posttest

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!
*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a jointly accredited provider. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

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.

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.

Activity Details

Free CME/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: August 20, 2021
Expires: August 19, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

Provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for allergy/immunology, dermatology, and primary care clinicians (MD/NP/PA) who manage patients with atopic dermatitis (AD).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Employ key fundamentals related to the type 2 inflammatory cascade when managing moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD)
  • Apply conventional and biologic management approaches when treating patients with moderate-to-severe AD
  • Practice as a member of an interprofessional care team in the optimal management of moderate-to-severe AD

Activity Description

In this activity, an interprofessional panel of experts and a patient with atopic dermatitis (AD) engage in a video panel discussion on key issues central to treatment selection and interprofessional care and collaboration. The experienced patient also shares highlighted aspects of his/her care journey, with an emphasis on “teaching moments”.

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. RMEI is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Faculty
Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD, has financial relationships with AbbVie, Almirall, Altus Labs, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Bodewell, Burt's Bees, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, KPAway, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, L'Oreal, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos, My-Or Diagnostics, Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare, (Consultant); AbbVie, AOBiome, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Researcher); Eli Lilly, Galderma, Incyte, LEO Pharmaceuticals, L'Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme (Speaker/Speaker's Bureau); Altus Labs, KPAway, Micreos, YobeeCare (Stock/Shareholder); Theraplex Company for Theraplex AIM (an OTC product) (Other, Patent Pending).

Joy Logothetis, MMS, PA-C, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Patient
Patient participating in this activity has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the RMEI Medical Education, LLC. RMEI Medical Education, LLC 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

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this CME activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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  • Participate in the activity
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MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee to participate.

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This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a jointly accredited provider. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

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.

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.

1.00 CME
Global Education Group
A Breath of Fresh Air in Pediatric Asthma: Shared Decision-making in the Era of Biologics

A Breath of Fresh Air in Pediatric Asthma: Shared Decision-making in the Era of Biologics

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 3, 2021
Expires: August 3, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists/clinical immunologists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with pediatric asthma.

Statement of Need

Currently, more than 5.5 million children (age <18 years) in the United States have been diagnosed with asthma.1 An estimated 5% of this pediatric population suffer from severe asthma—disease that necessitates treatment with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) plus a second controller and/or oral corticosteroids (OCS) to retain control, or which remains uncontrolled despite this therapy.2,3 These children are at a heightened risk of death from recurrent, life-threatening asthma exacerbations, increased morbidity, impaired lung function, and reduced health-related quality of life.4-7 Asthma is the leading cause of emergency department visits and among the top 3 reasons children are hospitalized.8 Therefore, there is great urgency not only to prevent the detrimental effects of asthma but to implement timely and effective treatment plans for the management of these young patients.

During this Engaging the Patient™ program, two asthma specialists will share their interpretive insights on the characteristics of pediatric asthma, its underlying pathophysiology, and the rationale for targeted biologic therapies. Faculty will share clinical trial evidence for the use of newer biologic therapies within this pediatric population and detail the positioning of biologics within recently published guidelines. Interactive faculty discussions surrounding the management of young patients with severe asthma as well as key elements for shared decision-making will be included throughout the program, supporting the translation of information to practice. Lastly, prerecorded video vignettes of a parent’s testimonial and follow-up office visit will provide real-life perspectives on the immense burden of disease and the impact asthma has on patients and their families.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/most_recent_national_asthma_data.htm. Accessed April 14, 2021.
  2. Chung KF, et al. Eur Respir J. 2014;43(2):343-373.
  3. Lang DM. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2015;36(6):418-424.
  4. Moorman JE, et al.Vital Health Stat 3. 2012(35):1-58.
  5. Sullivan SD, et al. Allergy. 2007;62(2):126-133.
  6. Strine TW, et al. Chest. 2004;126(6):1849-1854.
  7. Müllerová H, et al. J Asthma. 2020;1-12.
  8. American Lung Association. www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/asthma/learn-about-asthma/asthma-children-facts-sheet#:~:text=In%202016%2C%203%2C651%20deaths%20were,adults%20over%2085%20years%20old. Accessed April 14, 2021.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:

  1. Discuss pathophysiologic inflammatory processes in pediatric asthma that support phenotypic classification, risk stratification, and targeted treatment
  2. Longitudinally evaluate pediatric patients with asthma for disease severity, symptom control, lung function, and disease phenotypes
  3. Describe the clinical profiles and evidence for current and emerging biologic treatment options for pediatric asthma
  4. Construct individualized treatment regimens for pediatric patients with moderate-to-severe asthma based on symptoms, comorbidities, and shared clinical decision-making

Faculty

Mario Castro, MD, MPH
Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Director, Rainbow Clinical Trials Science Unit
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas


Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, Clinical Research Center
Division of Asthma, Allergy, Dermatology, Rheumatology, and Immunology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must score 75% or better on the post-test and complete the program evaluation.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Mario Castro, MD, MPH
Consultant: Genentech, Inc., Novartis International AG, Sanofi S.A., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.;
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Novartis International AG, Pulmatrix, Inc., Sanofi S.A., Shionogi Inc.;
Honoraria: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.;
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
Consultant: Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Novartis International AG, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: 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 US Food and Drug Administration. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications 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 any organization associated with this activity. 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 3, 2021
Expires: August 3, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists/clinical immunologists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with pediatric asthma.

Statement of Need

Currently, more than 5.5 million children (age <18 years) in the United States have been diagnosed with asthma.1 An estimated 5% of this pediatric population suffer from severe asthma—disease that necessitates treatment with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) plus a second controller and/or oral corticosteroids (OCS) to retain control, or which remains uncontrolled despite this therapy.2,3 These children are at a heightened risk of death from recurrent, life-threatening asthma exacerbations, increased morbidity, impaired lung function, and reduced health-related quality of life.4-7 Asthma is the leading cause of emergency department visits and among the top 3 reasons children are hospitalized.8 Therefore, there is great urgency not only to prevent the detrimental effects of asthma but to implement timely and effective treatment plans for the management of these young patients.

During this Engaging the Patient™ program, two asthma specialists will share their interpretive insights on the characteristics of pediatric asthma, its underlying pathophysiology, and the rationale for targeted biologic therapies. Faculty will share clinical trial evidence for the use of newer biologic therapies within this pediatric population and detail the positioning of biologics within recently published guidelines. Interactive faculty discussions surrounding the management of young patients with severe asthma as well as key elements for shared decision-making will be included throughout the program, supporting the translation of information to practice. Lastly, prerecorded video vignettes of a parent’s testimonial and follow-up office visit will provide real-life perspectives on the immense burden of disease and the impact asthma has on patients and their families.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/most_recent_national_asthma_data.htm. Accessed April 14, 2021.
  2. Chung KF, et al. Eur Respir J. 2014;43(2):343-373.
  3. Lang DM. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2015;36(6):418-424.
  4. Moorman JE, et al.Vital Health Stat 3. 2012(35):1-58.
  5. Sullivan SD, et al. Allergy. 2007;62(2):126-133.
  6. Strine TW, et al. Chest. 2004;126(6):1849-1854.
  7. Müllerová H, et al. J Asthma. 2020;1-12.
  8. American Lung Association. www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/asthma/learn-about-asthma/asthma-children-facts-sheet#:~:text=In%202016%2C%203%2C651%20deaths%20were,adults%20over%2085%20years%20old. Accessed April 14, 2021.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:

  1. Discuss pathophysiologic inflammatory processes in pediatric asthma that support phenotypic classification, risk stratification, and targeted treatment
  2. Longitudinally evaluate pediatric patients with asthma for disease severity, symptom control, lung function, and disease phenotypes
  3. Describe the clinical profiles and evidence for current and emerging biologic treatment options for pediatric asthma
  4. Construct individualized treatment regimens for pediatric patients with moderate-to-severe asthma based on symptoms, comorbidities, and shared clinical decision-making

Faculty

Mario Castro, MD, MPH
Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Director, Rainbow Clinical Trials Science Unit
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas


Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, Clinical Research Center
Division of Asthma, Allergy, Dermatology, Rheumatology, and Immunology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must score 75% or better on the post-test and complete the program evaluation.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Mario Castro, MD, MPH
Consultant: Genentech, Inc., Novartis International AG, Sanofi S.A., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.;
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Novartis International AG, Pulmatrix, Inc., Sanofi S.A., Shionogi Inc.;
Honoraria: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.;
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
Consultant: Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Novartis International AG, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: 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 US Food and Drug Administration. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications 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 any organization associated with this activity. 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

0.50 CME
Global Education Group
Where Are We Now in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma? From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-Based Care—Module 4: Shared Decision-making in the Management of Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Where Are We Now in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma? From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-Based Care—Module 4: Shared Decision-making in the Management of Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 28, 2021
Expires: July 28, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.

Statement of Need

Asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations result in almost 2 million emergency department visits each year.1,2 Importantly, severe disease accounts for an outsized proportion of asthma-related mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.3-5 Children with severe asthma, in particular, are at increased risk for recurrent, life-threatening exacerbations and medication-related adverse outcomes.6 Further, parents of children with severe disease report substantial psychosocial and quality-of-life impairments.7

In this 4-part CME Snapshot™ series, expert faculty will examine best practices for the assessment and phenotypic classification of moderate-to-severe asthma in adult and pediatric patients as well as evaluate biomarkers that may be used to distinguish disease endotypes and guide treatment selection. Following a review of the latest evidence surrounding biologic therapies for moderate-to-severe asthma and their use in targeting specific disease endotypes, expert faculty will walk participants through challenging clinical case scenarios—discussing the application of evidence to the practice of precision medicine in asthma care. Faculty will also share their clinical pearls on how to best engage patients in a shared decision-making manner when selecting among biologic treatment options. After completion of the activity, participants will be well-equipped to translate the latest evidence and expert recommendations for individualized asthma management to next-day practice.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asthma Facts: CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Grantees, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/pdfs/asthma_facts_program_grantees.pdf
  2. Nunes C, et al. Asthma Res Pract. 2017;3:1.
  3. Levy ML. Breathe (Sheff). 2015;11(1):14-24.
  4. Bahadori K, et al. BMC Pulm Med. 2009;9:24.
  5. Pijnenburg MW, Fleming L. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(10):1032-1044.
  6. Moorman JE, et al.Vital Health Stat 3. 2012;35:1-58.
  7. Boeschoten SA, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(11):2883-2892.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Construct evidence-based treatment regimens for patients with moderate-to-severe asthma to reflect symptoms, exacerbation risks, comorbidities, and treatment responses
  • Describe how to promote shared decision making with patients with moderate-to-severe asthma and caregivers using disease state education and open communication about treatment options

Faculty

Jonathan Corren, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Director, Jonathan Corren M.D. and Associates
Los Angeles, California


Monica Kraft, MD
Professor, Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair in Medicine
University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Tucson
Deputy Director, UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Tucson, Arizona

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group 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.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Integritas Communications Contact Information

For all other questions about this activity, please contact Integritas Communications at info@exchangecme.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the preactivity questionnaire, view the educational content, score 67% or better on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Jonathan Corren, MD
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OptiNose USS, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

Monica Kraft, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca plc, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca plc, Chiesi USA, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: Nothing to disclose
Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: 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 US Food and Drug Administration. Global and Integritas Communications 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 any organization associated with this activity. 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 28, 2021
Expires: July 28, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.

Statement of Need

Asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations result in almost 2 million emergency department visits each year.1,2 Importantly, severe disease accounts for an outsized proportion of asthma-related mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.3-5 Children with severe asthma, in particular, are at increased risk for recurrent, life-threatening exacerbations and medication-related adverse outcomes.6 Further, parents of children with severe disease report substantial psychosocial and quality-of-life impairments.7

In this 4-part CME Snapshot™ series, expert faculty will examine best practices for the assessment and phenotypic classification of moderate-to-severe asthma in adult and pediatric patients as well as evaluate biomarkers that may be used to distinguish disease endotypes and guide treatment selection. Following a review of the latest evidence surrounding biologic therapies for moderate-to-severe asthma and their use in targeting specific disease endotypes, expert faculty will walk participants through challenging clinical case scenarios—discussing the application of evidence to the practice of precision medicine in asthma care. Faculty will also share their clinical pearls on how to best engage patients in a shared decision-making manner when selecting among biologic treatment options. After completion of the activity, participants will be well-equipped to translate the latest evidence and expert recommendations for individualized asthma management to next-day practice.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asthma Facts: CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Grantees, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/pdfs/asthma_facts_program_grantees.pdf
  2. Nunes C, et al. Asthma Res Pract. 2017;3:1.
  3. Levy ML. Breathe (Sheff). 2015;11(1):14-24.
  4. Bahadori K, et al. BMC Pulm Med. 2009;9:24.
  5. Pijnenburg MW, Fleming L. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(10):1032-1044.
  6. Moorman JE, et al.Vital Health Stat 3. 2012;35:1-58.
  7. Boeschoten SA, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(11):2883-2892.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Construct evidence-based treatment regimens for patients with moderate-to-severe asthma to reflect symptoms, exacerbation risks, comorbidities, and treatment responses
  • Describe how to promote shared decision making with patients with moderate-to-severe asthma and caregivers using disease state education and open communication about treatment options

Faculty

Jonathan Corren, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Director, Jonathan Corren M.D. and Associates
Los Angeles, California


Monica Kraft, MD
Professor, Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair in Medicine
University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Tucson
Deputy Director, UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Tucson, Arizona

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group 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.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Integritas Communications Contact Information

For all other questions about this activity, please contact Integritas Communications at info@exchangecme.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the preactivity questionnaire, view the educational content, score 67% or better on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Jonathan Corren, MD
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OptiNose USS, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

Monica Kraft, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca plc, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca plc, Chiesi USA, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: Nothing to disclose
Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: 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 US Food and Drug Administration. Global and Integritas Communications 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 any organization associated with this activity. 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

0.50 CME / MOC
RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Assessing the Potential Patient Care Implications of New Data in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Assessing the Potential Patient Care Implications of New Data in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 ABIM MOC Points
Released: July 14, 2021
Expires: July 13, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is provided by AGA Institute and has been developed through a collaboration between AGA Institute and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, allergy/immunologists, pediatric allergy/immunologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Assess recently presented data on current approaches for the management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • Summarize new findings related to immune pathophysiologic pathways and therapeutic targets for EoE
  • Analyze late-breaking data related to the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of new and emerging therapies for treatment of EoE

Activity Description

In this activity, 2 experts in the diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) analyze data on the treatment of this disease that was presented at the 2021 Digestive Disease Week virtual meetings. Topics for discussion include updates on current management approaches for EoE, new research highlighting the pathophysiological underpinnings of EoE, and late-breaking data on emerging treatment approaches for individuals with EoE.

Chair

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Faculty

Amanda B. Muir, MD, MTR
Attending Physician
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Research Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 CE activity:

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, has affiliations with Abbott, AbbVie, Adare/Ellodi, Aimmune, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Avir, Biorasi, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/BMS, Celldex, Eli Lilly, EsoCap, GSK, Gossamer Bio, Landos, Morphic, Parexel/Calyx, Regeneron, Robarts/Alimentiv, Salix, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda (Consulting Fees).

Amanda B. Muir, MD, MTR, has no financial relationships to disclose.

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 activity:

RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Sharon Powell, Senior Medical Editor, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Kirk A. Tacka, PhD, Medical Writer, has no financial relationships to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

AGA Institute Reviewers
Alana Persaud, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Faruq Pradhan, MD, FRCPC, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Richard Wu, MD, MPH, has affiliations with Medtronic (Education Grant, In Kind Support).
Kenneth W. Hung, MD, MS, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Naemat Sandhu, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure
In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AGA Institute and RMEI Medical Education, LLC specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Accreditation Statement

The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AGA Institute designates this enduring activity 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.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria For Success
In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 70% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact AGA Institute at education@gastro.org.

Users must:

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

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Review and successfully complete the activity
  • Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6 to 8 weeks of completion.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 ABIM MOC Points
Released: July 14, 2021
Expires: July 13, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is provided by AGA Institute and has been developed through a collaboration between AGA Institute and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, allergy/immunologists, pediatric allergy/immunologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Assess recently presented data on current approaches for the management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • Summarize new findings related to immune pathophysiologic pathways and therapeutic targets for EoE
  • Analyze late-breaking data related to the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of new and emerging therapies for treatment of EoE

Activity Description

In this activity, 2 experts in the diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) analyze data on the treatment of this disease that was presented at the 2021 Digestive Disease Week virtual meetings. Topics for discussion include updates on current management approaches for EoE, new research highlighting the pathophysiological underpinnings of EoE, and late-breaking data on emerging treatment approaches for individuals with EoE.

Chair

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Faculty

Amanda B. Muir, MD, MTR
Attending Physician
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Research Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 CE activity:

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, has affiliations with Abbott, AbbVie, Adare/Ellodi, Aimmune, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Avir, Biorasi, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/BMS, Celldex, Eli Lilly, EsoCap, GSK, Gossamer Bio, Landos, Morphic, Parexel/Calyx, Regeneron, Robarts/Alimentiv, Salix, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda (Consulting Fees).

Amanda B. Muir, MD, MTR, has no financial relationships to disclose.

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 activity:

RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Sharon Powell, Senior Medical Editor, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Kirk A. Tacka, PhD, Medical Writer, has no financial relationships to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

AGA Institute Reviewers
Alana Persaud, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Faruq Pradhan, MD, FRCPC, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Richard Wu, MD, MPH, has affiliations with Medtronic (Education Grant, In Kind Support).
Kenneth W. Hung, MD, MS, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Naemat Sandhu, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure
In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AGA Institute and RMEI Medical Education, LLC specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Accreditation Statement

The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AGA Institute designates this enduring activity 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.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria For Success
In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 70% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact AGA Institute at education@gastro.org.

Users must:

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

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Review and successfully complete the activity
  • Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6 to 8 weeks of completion.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

0.25 CME
Global Education Group
Where Are We Now in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma? From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-Based Care—Module 3: A Case-Based Look at Managing Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Where Are We Now in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma? From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-Based Care—Module 3: A Case-Based Look at Managing Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 13, 2021
Expires: July 13, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.

Statement of Need

Asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations result in almost 2 million emergency department visits each year.1,2 Importantly, severe disease accounts for an outsized proportion of asthma-related mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.3-5 Children with severe asthma, in particular, are at increased risk for recurrent, life-threatening exacerbations and medication-related adverse outcomes.6 Further, parents of children with severe disease report substantial psychosocial and quality-of-life impairments.7

In this 4-part CME Snapshot™ series, expert faculty will examine best practices for the assessment and phenotypic classification of moderate-to-severe asthma in adult and pediatric patients as well as evaluate biomarkers that may be used to distinguish disease endotypes and guide treatment selection. Following a review of the latest evidence surrounding biologic therapies for moderate-to-severe asthma and their use in targeting specific disease endotypes, expert faculty will walk participants through challenging clinical case scenarios—discussing the application of evidence to the practice of precision medicine in asthma care. Faculty will also share their clinical pearls on how to best engage patients in a shared decision-making manner when selecting among biologic treatment options. After completion of the activity, participants will be well-equipped to translate the latest evidence and expert recommendations for individualized asthma management to next-day practice.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asthma Facts: CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Grantees, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/pdfs/asthma_facts_program_grantees.pdf
  2. Nunes C, et al. Asthma Res Pract. 2017;3:1.
  3. Levy ML. Breathe (Sheff). 2015;11(1):14-24.
  4. Bahadori K, et al. BMC Pulm Med. 2009;9:24.
  5. Pijnenburg MW, Fleming L. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(10):1032-1044.
  6. Moorman JE, et al. Vital Health Stat 3. 2012;35:1-58.
  7. Boeschoten SA, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(11):2883-2892.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Evaluate patients with moderate-to-severe asthma for symptom control and disease phenotypes
  • Describe the clinical profiles of and prescribing considerations for biologic therapies in the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma
  • Construct evidence-based treatment regimens for patients with moderate-to-severe asthma to reflect symptoms, exacerbation risks, comorbidities, and treatment responses

Faculty

Jonathan Corren, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Director, Jonathan Corren M.D. and Associates
Los Angeles, California


Monica Kraft, MD
Professor, Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair in Medicine
University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Tucson
Deputy Director, UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Tucson, Arizona

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Integritas Communications Contact Information

For all other questions about this activity, please contact Integritas Communications at info@exchangecme.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the preactivity questionnaire, view the educational content, score 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Jonathan Corren, MD
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OptiNose USS, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

Monica Kraft, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca plc, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca plc, Chiesi USA, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: Nothing to disclose
Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: 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 US Food and Drug Administration. Global and Integritas Communications 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 any organization associated with this activity. 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 13, 2021
Expires: July 13, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.

Statement of Need

Asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations result in almost 2 million emergency department visits each year.1,2 Importantly, severe disease accounts for an outsized proportion of asthma-related mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.3-5 Children with severe asthma, in particular, are at increased risk for recurrent, life-threatening exacerbations and medication-related adverse outcomes.6 Further, parents of children with severe disease report substantial psychosocial and quality-of-life impairments.7

In this 4-part CME Snapshot™ series, expert faculty will examine best practices for the assessment and phenotypic classification of moderate-to-severe asthma in adult and pediatric patients as well as evaluate biomarkers that may be used to distinguish disease endotypes and guide treatment selection. Following a review of the latest evidence surrounding biologic therapies for moderate-to-severe asthma and their use in targeting specific disease endotypes, expert faculty will walk participants through challenging clinical case scenarios—discussing the application of evidence to the practice of precision medicine in asthma care. Faculty will also share their clinical pearls on how to best engage patients in a shared decision-making manner when selecting among biologic treatment options. After completion of the activity, participants will be well-equipped to translate the latest evidence and expert recommendations for individualized asthma management to next-day practice.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asthma Facts: CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Grantees, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/pdfs/asthma_facts_program_grantees.pdf
  2. Nunes C, et al. Asthma Res Pract. 2017;3:1.
  3. Levy ML. Breathe (Sheff). 2015;11(1):14-24.
  4. Bahadori K, et al. BMC Pulm Med. 2009;9:24.
  5. Pijnenburg MW, Fleming L. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(10):1032-1044.
  6. Moorman JE, et al. Vital Health Stat 3. 2012;35:1-58.
  7. Boeschoten SA, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(11):2883-2892.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Evaluate patients with moderate-to-severe asthma for symptom control and disease phenotypes
  • Describe the clinical profiles of and prescribing considerations for biologic therapies in the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma
  • Construct evidence-based treatment regimens for patients with moderate-to-severe asthma to reflect symptoms, exacerbation risks, comorbidities, and treatment responses

Faculty

Jonathan Corren, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Director, Jonathan Corren M.D. and Associates
Los Angeles, California


Monica Kraft, MD
Professor, Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair in Medicine
University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Tucson
Deputy Director, UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Tucson, Arizona

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Integritas Communications Contact Information

For all other questions about this activity, please contact Integritas Communications at info@exchangecme.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the preactivity questionnaire, view the educational content, score 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Jonathan Corren, MD
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OptiNose USS, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

Monica Kraft, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca plc, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca plc, Chiesi USA, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: Nothing to disclose
Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: 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 US Food and Drug Administration. Global and Integritas Communications 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 any organization associated with this activity. 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

1.00 CME / MOC / CC
Vindico Medical Education
Multidisciplinary Perspective in Chronic Cough: Streamlining Care for Your Patients

Multidisciplinary Perspective in Chronic Cough: Streamlining Care for Your Patients

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC/CC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC
1.0 ABOHNS Continuing Certification
Released: June 30, 2021
Expires: June 29, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family medicine physicians, internists, allergists, immunologists, gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic cough.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Outline multidisciplinary strategies that can streamline the health care journey for patients with chronic cough.
  • Review the latest mechanistic understanding regarding chronic cough and the implications for emerging treatments.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical evidence regarding emerging treatment strategies for patients with chronic cough.

Activity Description

In this educational video, experts examine the patient's health care journey and discuss multidisciplinary approaches to assessment and management of chronic cough. Faculty will review current unmet needs and discuss emerging treatment options to improve the quality of life for patients with refractory chronic cough. This expert panel features an interactive learning platform to encourage engagement and enhanced learning.

Statement of Educational Need

Chronic cough lasting more than 8 weeks impacts up to 13% of the US population. While chronic cough may be associated with any number of pulmonary or extrapulmonary conditions, 70% of patients with chronic cough experience at least 3 clinical encounters to obtain a diagnosis and 53% remain undiagnosed. Additionally, over half of patients who receive treatment note that their symptoms remain uncontrolled, significantly affecting daily activities, sleep, and quality of life. With new treatments on the horizon for managing chronic cough, it is imperative that clinicians have a mechanistic understanding of chronic cough and are able to identify patients who may benefit from emerging therapies.

Agenda

A Look at the Health Care Journey of Patients With Chronic Cough
John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP

Current Unmet Needs in Chronic Cough
Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS

Treatments on the Horizon for Refractory Chronic Cough
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP

Activity Chair

Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Director, Montefiore Cough Center
Bronx, NY

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, Bellus, Merck, Shionogi

Faculty

Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

Reviewer
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
  • 1.0 Part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC).

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABOHNS credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC/CC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC
1.0 ABOHNS Continuing Certification
Released: June 30, 2021
Expires: June 29, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family medicine physicians, internists, allergists, immunologists, gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic cough.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Outline multidisciplinary strategies that can streamline the health care journey for patients with chronic cough.
  • Review the latest mechanistic understanding regarding chronic cough and the implications for emerging treatments.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical evidence regarding emerging treatment strategies for patients with chronic cough.

Activity Description

In this educational video, experts examine the patient's health care journey and discuss multidisciplinary approaches to assessment and management of chronic cough. Faculty will review current unmet needs and discuss emerging treatment options to improve the quality of life for patients with refractory chronic cough. This expert panel features an interactive learning platform to encourage engagement and enhanced learning.

Statement of Educational Need

Chronic cough lasting more than 8 weeks impacts up to 13% of the US population. While chronic cough may be associated with any number of pulmonary or extrapulmonary conditions, 70% of patients with chronic cough experience at least 3 clinical encounters to obtain a diagnosis and 53% remain undiagnosed. Additionally, over half of patients who receive treatment note that their symptoms remain uncontrolled, significantly affecting daily activities, sleep, and quality of life. With new treatments on the horizon for managing chronic cough, it is imperative that clinicians have a mechanistic understanding of chronic cough and are able to identify patients who may benefit from emerging therapies.

Agenda

A Look at the Health Care Journey of Patients With Chronic Cough
John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP

Current Unmet Needs in Chronic Cough
Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS

Treatments on the Horizon for Refractory Chronic Cough
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP

Activity Chair

Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Director, Montefiore Cough Center
Bronx, NY

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, Bellus, Merck, Shionogi

Faculty

Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

Reviewer
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
  • 1.0 Part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC).

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABOHNS credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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