COSA Symposium: Severe Asthma
Thursday, 8 December 2016
11:00 AM to 12:05 PM
Peter Howarth, University of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Neville Berkman, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center (Israel)
Severe Asthma Phenotypes and Fungal Allergic Respiratory Disease
Paul Greenberger, Northwestern University (United States)
Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease
Shmuel Kivity, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Israel)
Novel Therapies for Severe-Unresponsive Asthma
Elliot Israel, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (United States)
A COSA initiative, supported through an independent education grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Learn more about the work of the Collaboration on Severe Asthma (COSA), including educational programs, scientific articles, and other online resources on severe asthma at: www.worldallergy.org/severe-asthma.
Bronchial Thermoplasty, An Option for Difficult-to-Treat Severe Asthma
This online learning module offers participants the ability to identify patients who might respond to bronchial thermoplasty, understand long-term outlook, and be aware of complications. The module is built around a case history that is based on a real-life scenario. Participants are quizzed along the way and receive explanations supported by references to relevant publications as well as other resources available online for further exploration. Access the Module
Author: Reynold Panettieri, Jr., MD
Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science, Rutgers University
Reviewer: F. Myron Zitt, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, State University of New York – Stony Brook
Course Director: Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD
Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Medicine
Acknowledgement: WAO thanks Boston Scientific for support through an independent education grant.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the World Allergy Organization. The AAAAI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this internet enduring material for a maximum number of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT(S)TM
Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc
National Jewish Health
Parameswaran Nair, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPC
Mario Castro, MD, MPH
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
This 90-minute symposium certified for continuing medical education will focus on the assessment and management of severe asthma, with an emphasis on eosinophilic presentations including the role of biologics, and global best practices to improve patient outcomes.
Key opinion leaders will discuss the management of severe asthma before a live audience of invited physicians and healthcare professionals who will engage with the panel via polling, case dialogue and Question/Answer opportunities.
This program is a partnership of Medscape and the World Allergy Organization. The Program Director is Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD, University of Missouri at Kansas City, United States.
Registration on site begins at 6:00 PM.
Supported by an independent educational grant from Teva.
On 13-14 October 2016, the Emerging Societies Program (ESP), a joint initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), along with the Puebla College of Allergy and Immunology, held a World Allergy Training School (WATS) in Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Dana Wallace, Dr. Richard Weber and Dr. David Khan represented WAO and led the Training School. A great thank you to Dr. Maria del Rocío and Dr. Désirée Larenas Linnemann for their hard work in putting together this great conference!
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