Biologics for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps: The Who, When, Why, and Which One – Otolaryngology Broadcast #3

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT



This activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.


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


Until recently, the only treatment choices for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) included saline irrigation for symptomatic relief, local or oral corticosteroids to keep inflammation under control, and polypectomy through endoscopic sinus surgery, though endoscopic surgery to remove polyps is not the cure one might presume. Nearly 80% of patients who undergo polypectomy experience polyp recurrence within two years and >35% eventually opt for a second surgery. To address this, novel biologics have been and continue to be evaluated for their impact on CRSwNP, giving clinicians treatment options beyond steroids and surgery for their patients with CRSwNP who are struggling to breathe freely. However, these new options necessitate education on clinical trial results for biologic therapy and on criteria for choosing between biologics and surgery, as well as patient education in regards to treatment with biologics. This program will increase understanding of new and emerging therapies, how they fit in with existing treatments, and best practices for the management of patients with CRSwNP.


Bruce K. Tan, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Medicine – Allergy Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois


This educational activity has been designed for otolaryngologists as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants in otolaryngology practice.


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

  • Incorporate a patient-centric focus into evaluating the physical, extranasal, and psychosocial aspects of disease burden for each patient with CRSwNP
  • Differentiate between each new and emerging biologic treatment for CRSwNP using data from clinical trials and other analyses
  • Elucidate best practices criteria for recommending sinus surgery or biologic therapy and when systemic corticosteroids may or may not be appropriate


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  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form at the end of the program

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Bruce K. Tan, MD
Consultant: Regeneron, Sanofi

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