2015 VAM: 3307 - The ABCs of Rhinovirus Infections and Asthma
This recording will evaluate the evidence of airway hyper responsiveness during rhinovirus induced asthma exacerbations. The potential mechanisms for this problem will be discussed from an innate and adaptive immune perspective. Infections with respiratory viruses, and most commonly rhinoviruses, are the most frequent trigger for exacerbations of asthma.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 1.25
Credit must be claimed by June 30, 2017. Any credit request on or after July 1, 2017 will be subject to an administrative fee.
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Allied Health Professionals
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the role of innate and adaptive immunity in causing airway hyper-responsiveness during rhinovirus-associated asthma exacerbations
2. Describe the three species of rhinoviruses and the determinants of illness severity with rhinovirus infections
3. Describe the progress in the development of antivirals that can be used to treat or prevent virus-induced exacerbations of asthma
Dr. James E. Gern, MD FAAAAI, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Dr. Kirsten Kloepfer, MD MS, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Michael J. Holtzman, MD FAAAAI, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
- 1.25 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 1.25 CECE credit.
- 1.25 CMECME credit.