Severe Asthma Exacerbations: Mechanisms, Sequelae and Management
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Session 2101 from the 2017 AAAAI Annual Meeting focuses on the concept of asthma exacerbation. The practicing allergist, whether managing pediatric or adult populations, must understand evolving concepts in the pathophysiology underlying exacerbations, the physiologic sequelae thereof, and how best to both prevent and manage these. New insights into the mechanisms of these exacerbations have been gained recently, as environmental, infectious and genetic factors interact.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 1.50
Allied Health Professionals
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the mechanisms underlying asthma exacerbation
- Describe physiologic consequences of asthma exacerbation
- Identify prevention and treatment modalities for exacerbations
Dr. Nizar N. Jarjour, MD
University of Wisconsin and Public Health, Madison, WI
Relevant relationships: consulting AstraZeneca
Dr. Paul M. O'Byrne, MD FAAAAI
Department of Medicine, Cardio-Respiratory Research Group, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Relevant relationships: Research Grant: Omalizumab, AstraZeneca (Ongoing). Advisory board: Consulting (Ongoing): AstraZeneca, Boehringer, GSK, Medimmune, Peptinovate.
Karen Gregory, DNP APRN-BC RRT AE-C
Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Edmond, OK
Relevant relationships: Merck, MEDA and Novartis: speakers bureau
Thomas Miller, MD FAAAAI
Allergy Associates of Western Michigan, Grandville, MI
Relevant relationships: Patent holder for new pulmonary function device
Kevin Parks, MD FAAAAI
AAC/CRI of Southern Oregon, Medford, OR
Relevant relationships: None
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- Complete all required components.
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Original release date: June 1, 2017. Valid for credit through May 31, 2019.
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- 1.50 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 1.50 CECE credit.
- 1.50 CMECME credit.