Practice/Institution-Based Meetings

 


Course Director
Monica Kraft, MD
The Robert and Irene Flinn Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine-Tucson
Deputy Director, Asthma and Airway Diseases Research Center
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Banner University Medical Center Tucson
Tucson, AZ


Curriculum Description

Uncontrolled asthma is associated with decreased quality of life, increased risk of exacerbation, and death, as well as increased healthcare utilization. Novel insights into the pathophysiology of asthma have led to increased appreciation of the heterogeneity within this disease as well as the development of targeted therapies, which can help to achieve asthma control in patients who have responded poorly to conventional treatments.  Physicians must remain abreast of advances in understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma, data for new and emerging therapies, and the potential clinical impact of these agents. Moreover, these professionals must be able to identify patients with uncontrolled asthma and must be aware of approaches to optimize asthma control, such as medication compliance, control of environmental factors, patient education, management of comorbidities, and the use of novel targeted therapies in appropriate patients.

In this activity, Monica Kraft, MD, will discuss the pathophysiology of asthma and emerging treatment options, as well as strategies to improve disease control in patients with persistent asthma. After viewing this interactive, game-based activity, register to have one of our experts join you on-site for a live discussion.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of allergists/immunologists, pulmonologists, pharmacists, registered nurses, advance practice nurses, and additional asthma care team members involved in the treatment of patients with persistent uncontrolled asthma.