Optimizing Mild to Moderate Asthma Management:
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
Teva Pharmaceuticals

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 moderate asthma

  • Analyze strategies for improving adherence to inhaled therapies in patients with mild to moderate asthma

  • 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

Faculty: Richard Costello, MD
Associate Professor
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
Executive Director
UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC)


• Dr. 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 Teva.
• 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.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
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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Accreditation & Designation
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category I creditsTM.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Teva Pharmaceuticals

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