Asthma Real World Evidence
Applying Latest Guidelines and Recommendations to Initiate Biologic Therapy and Control Moderate to Severe Asthma Symptoms
Speakers: Reynold Panettieri, Jr, MD, Professor of Medicine, Vice Chancellor, Translational Medicine and Science (TMS)Nicola Hanania, MD, MS, Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 60 minutes
Presented on: November 29, 2022
Reynold Panettieri, Jr, MD
Reynold Panettieri, Jr, MD
Professor of Medicine, Vice Chancellor, Translational Medicine and Science (TMS)Reynold Panettieri, Jr, MD, is the Professor of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science (TMS), and Director of the Rutgers Institute for TMS. He is the Principal Investigator of New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science, New Jersey’s only CTSA Hub. His clinical practice is dedicated to patients with severe airways diseases. Dr. Panettieri is a skilled cell and molecular biologist focused on the role of airway smooth muscle function in severe airways diseases such as COPD. His laboratory pioneered human cell and tissue models to identify new therapeutic targets to promote bronchodilation and to ameliorate airway inflammation. Dr. Panettieri’s lab studies the way toxicants mediate airway hyperresponsiveness and steroid insensitivity in lung disease.
Nicola Hanania, MD, MS
Nicola Hanania, MD, MS
Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineNicola Hanania, MD, MS, is Professor of Medicine of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Airways Clinical Research Center (ACRC) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He serves on the Faculty Senate at Baylor and is the Chief of Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Ben Taub Hospital. Dr. Hanania’s research interests focus on the pharmacology and management of asthma and COPD. He is editor-in-chief of Respiratory Medicine and associate editor of other journals such as Lung. Dr. Hanania has received multiple awards such as the ACCP’s Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health and the ACCP Humanitarian Award. Furthermore, he is principal investigator for the American Lung Association ACRC and COPD Gene study at Baylor.
Applying the Latest Guidelines and Recommendations to Initiate Biologic Therapy and Control Moderate-to-Severe Asthma SymptomsThis activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC, in collaboration with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTThis activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATIONThis activity was released on November 29, 2022 and is valid until November 29, 2023. Requests for credit must be made no later than November 29, 2023.
TARGET AUDIENCEThe educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists, immunologists, pulmonologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants involved in the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.
STATEMENT OF NEED/PROGRAM OVERVIEWWhen managing patients with moderate-to-severe uncontrolled asthma, clinicians must select from 6 biologics with unique mechanisms of action targeting T2 inflammation. However, a lack of head-to-head trials means there is limited guidance to select the right agent for the right patient. To offer precision medicine, treatment plans must be individualized and an improved understanding of the impacts of asthma phenotypes/endotypes and T2 comorbidities must be incorporated into each treatment decision.
Join a panel of expert clinicians on the management of moderate-to-severe asthma to review the burden of uncontrolled asthma and the need to identify phenotypes and endotypes with an emphasis on T2 inflammation. Panelists will discuss current data on the efficacy and safety of biologics, including real-world evidence and relevance to biologic selection in the management of moderate-to-severe asthma. The session will conclude with 3 mini-case discussions, featuring different scenarios and patient presentations (biomarker levels, presence of comorbidities) and exploring related impacts on therapy selection.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESAfter completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Describe the role of T2 inflammation in asthma pathophysiology
- Identify patients with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma who could benefit from addition of a biologic agent
- Summarize safety, efficacy, and long-term data for biologics used to manage patients with moderate-to-severe asthma and comorbid T2 inflammatory conditions
- Initiate a biologic agent for a patient with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma based on current evidence from clinical trials, real-world experience, and up-to-date guidelines and recommendations
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ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETEThis activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
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The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science
Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): AstraZeneca, Genentech, TEVA
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, TEVA, MedImmune, AgoMab, Janssen, Vault Health
Speakers' Bureau: AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Merck
Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Director, Airways Clinical Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Ben Taub Hospital
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Amgen, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi, and Teva
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi
Speakers' Bureau: Regeneron
The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship Lindsay Borvansky Nothing to disclose Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose Liddy Knight Nothing to disclose Ashley Cann Nothing to disclose Lauren Sinclair Nothing to disclose Carole Drexel Nothing to disclose Colleen Heffner Nothing to disclose Stephanie Puccio Nothing to disclose Kelsey O’Driscoll – Patient Participant Nothing to disclose
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