Patients with severe asthma suffer frequent exacerbations and 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. The utility of new therapies is underscored by the need for clinicians to be competent in making 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. The goal of this program is to ensure that clinicians are able to meet the needs of the diverse population of severe asthma patients, to design effective treatment plans that reduce symptoms and exacerbations and address the continued need for OCS in patients with severe asthma, and to recognize and treat common and rare comorbidities that present with severe asthma. Furthermore, this program will address specific considerations arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential detrimental impact on patients with severe asthma.
Michael S. Blaiss, MD, FACAAI
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Medical College of Georgia
Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Airway Clinical Research Center
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
This educational initiative has been designed for allergists, pulmonologists, internal medicine clinicians, and advanced practice providers involved in the management of patients with severe asthma.
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Michael S. Blaiss, MD, FACAAI
Consulting Fees: Sanofi Regeneron
Nicole A. Hanania, MD, MS
Consulting Fees: Astra Zeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Mylan, Novartis, and Sanofi Regeneron
Contracted Research: Astra Zeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Sanofi
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