In this interactive learning opportunity, participants will first engage in a problem-based learning activity based on the case of a patient with severe asthma. This will be followed by brief lectures that provide deeper insight into the issues that arise in the case, and opportunities for discussion with the faculty.

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

  • Discuss the differential diagnosis, and various phenotypes, of severe uncontrolled asthma
  • Identify potential benefits versus risks of the biologic agents available to treat a patient with severe uncontrolled asthma
  • Discuss the nuts and bolts of how to engage in a shared decision making discussion with a patient


Ray Davis, MD FAAAAI
Allergy Consultants

Differential Diagnosis and Phenotypes of Severe Uncontrolled Asthma
Faoud T, Ishmael, MD PhD FAAAAI
Mount Nittany Medical Group

Biologics: Risks vs. Benefits in Severe Uncontrolled Asthma
Reynold Panettieri, Jr., MD
Rutgers University

Use of Bronchial Thermoplasty and its Long Term Outcomes
Mario Castro, MD MPH
Washington Univ School of Medicine

Nuts and Bolts of a Shared Decision Making Discussion All Allergists Should Know
Patricia Marik, PsyD
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Question & Answer Session
Don Bukstein, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center