CE/CME Statement

Intended Audience  
This activity was developed for family physicians, primary care physicians and other health care providers who manage and treat patients with medical conditions associated with allergy, asthma and immunology.

Learning Objectives  
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better be able to:

  • Improve physicians’ ability to distinguish asthma from allergies and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Enhance clinicians’ skill level in the diagnosis of asthma
  • Refine physicians’ understanding of the appropriate use of pharmacologic asthma therapies
  • Increase physicians’ appreciation of the importance of patient education

David Mannino, MD
Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health
Professor & Chair (Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health)
University of Kentucky
College of Public Health
Lexington, Kentucky 

Barabara P. Yawn, MD, MSc 
Director of Research Olmstead Medical Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Rochester, Minnesota

Accreditation and Certification
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This live activity, (ACHS #5355) Initiating and Advancing Asthma Therapies: Improving Patient Care and Health Outcomes, with a beginning date of 11/06/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty and planners participating in sponsored programs are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose any relationship with those supporting the activity or any others with products or services available within the scope of the topic being discussed in the educational presentation.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE/CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE/CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:

David Mannino, MD

Research SupportBoehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis
ConsultantAmgen, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Forest, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sunovion
Speakers Bureau Sunovion 

The following faculty has no relevant financial relationships to disclose: 

Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc

The faculty for this activity have disclosed that there will be no discussion about the use of products for non-FDA approved applications.

Additional content planners 
The following have no significant relationship to disclose:

Josh Paul (medical writer)
Andrew McCrea, PhD (peer reviewer) 

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
John Bayliss, VP, Business Development, spouse is an employee of Amgen, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.

Supported by an educational grant from Genentech. 

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