Optimizing Mild to Moderate Asthma
A Clinician's Toolkit for Adherence and Technology
A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP, AAMCN
and Medscape, LLC.
This activity is an archive from the
live session at the 2017 Fall Forum. If you participated in
the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education
credits from this archive.
This activity is valid from January 10, 2018 to January 31, 2019
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Audience: This activity is intended for
healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.
This presentation is supported by
an educational grant from
The goal of the Spotlight video roundtable activity is to improve
knowledge and competence among medical directors and nurses from
employers, health plans and provider systems and other managed care
HCPs, including allergists/clinical immunologists, pulmonologists,
primary care physicians (PCPs), and pharmacists, related to the
optimal selection of inhaled therapy devices, improvement of patient
inhaler technique, and encouragement of patient adherence with
inhaled therapies for mild to moderate asthma. The educational
initiative is designed to induce changes in clinician awareness,
knowledge, and clinical skills that can contribute to improved
quality of patient care. The discussion will examine inhaler
technology and formulations and how they relate to adherence and
allow faculty to analyze and present key information on the
evidence-based management of mild-to-moderate asthma while
highlighting practical strategies for patient care.
Upon Completion of this
activity, participants will be able to:
Explore guideline recommendations
for assessing inhaler technique in the management of mild to
Analyze strategies for improving
adherence to inhaled therapies in patients with mild to moderate
Describe appropriate mild to
moderate asthma treatments based on patient considerations
Assess the medical technologies as
applied to the management of mild to moderate asthma
Discuss the managed care
considerations in evaluating asthma treatment options
||Richard Costello, MD
Department of Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)
Giselle Mosnaim, MD, MS
Division of Pulmonary and Allergy
Department of Medicine
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
Pritzker School of Medicine
Gary M. Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates
Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
UC Irvine School of Medicine
UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino
Costello has no financial relationships to disclose.
• Dr. Mosnaim serves on an advisory board for
Electrocore, GlaxoSmithKline, and Teva. She also serves
as a consultant to Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, and
• Dr. Owens has no financial relationships to disclose.
• Dr. Vega has no financial relationships to disclose.
• This presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to
Jeremy Williams has no real or perceived financial
relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no real or perceived
financial relationships to disclose.
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receive 1 hour in continuing
This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed
Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification
supported by an educational grant from
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