Severe Uncontrolled Asthma: Assessing Phenotypic-driven Approaches to Treat...

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San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

101 Bowie Street

Salon CDE, Level 3

San Antonio, TX 78205

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This program is intended for American College of Chest Physicians 2018 Meeting attendees only.

Activity Chair

Michael S. Blaiss, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, GA


Eugene R. Bleecker, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Division of Pharmacogenomics and Division of Genetic, Genomic and Precision Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Tucson, AZ

Mario Castro, MD, MPH
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO


An increasing body of evidence continues to define the presence of severe asthma subtypes that do not respond to standard therapies. While there are still no widely accepted definitions of phenotypes in severe asthma, guidelines from the European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society suggest that there may be certain characteristics, such as eosinophilic airway inflammation, that may guide healthcare professionals to tailor a more individualized, targeted treatment approach. In this live satellite symposium, experts in the field will evaluate asthma phenotypes and their implications for the treatment of severe uncontrolled asthma, as well as assess pertinent clinical studies utilizing monoclonal antibodies that target key immunologic mediators in severe asthma. The program will also feature the Wheel of Knowledge, a gaming segment that will reinforce topics discussed in the preceding didactic presentations.


5:45 AM
Registration and Breakfast

6:00 AM
Introduction and Pretest
Michael S. Blaiss, MD

6:05 AM
Asthma Phenotypes and Their Implications of Treating Severe Uncontrolled Asthma
Eugene R. Bleecker, MD

6:25 AM
Targeting Immunologic Mediators in Severe Asthma
Mario Castro, MD, MPH

6:45 AM
Wheel of Asthma Knowledge
With your host, Michael S. Blaiss, MD

7:05 AM

7:10 AM
Question and Answer

7:15 AM

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize phenotypic and endotypic expressions of severe uncontrolled asthma, biomarkers, and their implications for therapy.

  • Incorporate evidence-based medicine when selecting treatment for severe uncontrolled asthma.

  • Assess the use of monoclonal antibodies in targeting immunologic mediators common in specific severe asthma phenotypes.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is allergists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with asthma.

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

This symposium is not supported, endorsed, or accredited by the American College of Chest Physicians.

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vindico Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support,all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the program committee.

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