Severe asthma remains a disease with a high economic, healthcare, and patient burden. Patients with severe asthma suffer frequent exacerbations and the unpredictability of their disease. Prior to the availability of newer therapies that provide an opportunity to improve the management of patients with severe asthma, many patients relied on oral corticosteroids (OCS) as a mainstay of treatment. In fact, Cataldo et al. reported in 2020 that many patients with severe asthma were self-medicating with OCS during episodes of worsening symptoms or as prevention of such episodes in addition to physician-diagnosed exacerbation management. The utility of new therapies is underscored by the need for clinicians to be competent to make an efficient and accurate diagnosis and classification of severe asthma, to possess knowledge of recently released guidelines for severe asthma management, and to be able to select appropriate individualized therapy based on patient profiles and desires. This program has been designed to ensure that fellows and post-specialty-trained clinicians are able to meet the needs of the diverse population of severe asthma patients and design effective treatment plans to reduce symptoms, exacerbations, and the continued need for OCS in patients with severe asthma.
Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vice Chancellor, Clinical & Translational Science
Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
This educational initiative has been designed for allergists, pulmonologists, fellows, and internal medicine physicians involved in the management of patients with severe asthma.
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Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., M.D.
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