When to Consider and Initiate Biologic Therapies
This activity is intended for allergists & clinical immunologists, pulmonologists, and primary care physicians.
The goal of this activity is to improve clinicians' knowledge regarding the mechanisms of action, dosing, and other characteristics of biologic agents for severe asthma in order to aid therapy selection for patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will:
- Have increased knowledge regarding the
- Pathophysiologic targets for biologic therapies in patients with asthma
- Role of allergists in managing patients with asthma using biologic therapies
William Busse, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy and Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
Disclosure: William W. Busse, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; ResTORbio Inc.; Sanofi; TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA
Other: DSMB: Boston Scientific
Thomas B. Casale, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida
Disclosure: Thomas B. Casale, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sanofi: Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Genentech, Inc. Received grants for clinical research from: Genentech, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sanofi
Roderick Smith, MS
Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC
Disclosure: Roderick Smith, MS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Anita A. Galdieri, RPh, PharmD
Senior Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC
Disclosure: Anita A. Galdieri, RPh, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE
Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC
Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CHCP
Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC
Disclosure: Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Kevin Parks, MD FAAAAI
AAC/CRI of Southern Oregon, Medford, OR
Relevant relationships: None
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