Improving Severe Asthma Control Through Comprehensive Patient Assessment and Tailored Treatment Selection

Release date: September 28, 2018
Expiration date:September 28, 2019



William W. Busse, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin


Despite recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma and a corresponding expansion of targeted treatment modalities, severe asthma care continues to be a challenge in clinical practice. This program is designed to address this issue by imparting clinical knowledge and competence to clinicians that will promote comprehensive assessment and highly personalized treatment of patients whose symptoms meet the criteria for severe asthma. In addition, this initiative is also targeted at providing clinicians with guidance on strategies for improving disease awareness, increasing collaborative decision-making, and promoting self-management among patients with severe asthma.


This educational initiative has been designed for allergists, pulmonologists, and otolaryngic allergists involved in the management of patients with severe asthma.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe clinical criteria for severe asthma and outline an approach to assessing symptom control and disease burden
  • Identify known phenotypes of severe asthma
  • Develop an approach to the treatment of severe asthma that is personalized to the individual patient and describe the most recent clinical data on new and emerging therapies for severe asthma
  • Identify strategies for improving communication to promote collaborative decision-making and the ability to self-manage among patients with severe asthma

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of September 28, 2018, through September 28, 2019, 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.




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


Integrity Continuing Education 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.


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Integrity Continuing Education 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 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/planners reported the 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:

William W. Busse, MD
Royalty: Elsevier
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Data Monitoring Boards/Study Oversight Committees: Boston Scientific, Genentech, ICON Clinical Research Ltd.

The Integrity CE planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

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

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