Nasal Polyps Expert Interview
Diagnostic Workup of the Patient with Uncontrolled Severe Nasal Polyps: Proposed Pathway to Determine Candidacy for Biologic Therapy
Speakers: Eugenio De Corso, MD, PhD, Ear, Nose, and Throat SpecialistMarco Caminati, MD, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Specialist
Duration: 30 minutes
Presented on: November 14, 2023
Eugenio De Corso, MD, PhD
Eugenio De Corso, MD, PhD
Ear, Nose, and Throat SpecialistEugenio De Corso, MD, PhD is an ear, nose, and throat specialist at the Institute of Otorhinolaryngology, A. Gemelli University Hospital Foundation, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy. His principal areas of clinical expertise are nasal polyps, chronic rhinosinusitis, allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and otitis media. His research interests include endoscopic treatment, laryngectomy, brachytherapy, otosclerosis surgery, type 2 inflammation in nonallergic rhinitis, and the management of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). He has overseen clinical studies of patients undergoing new therapies, such as biologics for severe uncontrolled CRSwNP and the efficacy of biologics on refractory eosinophilic otitis media associated with CRSwNP. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and has reviewed several international journals.
Marco Caminati, MD
Marco Caminati, MD
Allergy and Clinical Immunology SpecialistMarco Caminati, MD is an allergy and clinical immunology specialist, as well as an assistant professor in allergy, clinical immunology, and severe asthma at the University of Verona Asthma Center and Allergy Unit at Verona University Hospital in Verona, Italy. Most of his clinical and scientific activity focuses on asthma, severe asthma, and associated comorbidities, including chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), as well as biologics and immunotherapy. His research interests include rare autoimmune disorders with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), with a special focus on new targeted therapies. He co-chaired the Junior Members Steering Group of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and was involved in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Junior Member Assembly.
Diagnostic Workup of the Patient with Uncontrolled Severe Nasal Polyps: Proposed Pathway to Determine Candidacy for Biologic TherapyThis activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC, in collaboration with Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTThis activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi.
DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATIONThis activity was released on November 14th, 2023 and is valid for 12 months. Requests for credit must be made no later than November 14th, 2024.
TARGET AUDIENCEThe educational design of this activity addresses the needs of ENTs, Allergists, Immunologists, Specialty NPs and PAs.
STATEMENT OF NEED/PROGRAM OVERVIEWPatients with nasal polyps (NPs) experience a variety of symptoms that negatively impact health-related quality of life (QoL). On the frontlines of care, it is important to be aware of the underlying pathophysiology driven by type 2 (T2) inflammation that leads to NPs and drives recurrent disease and treatment resistance. In addition, as the management of NPs continues to evolve, several organizations and professional societies have released updated guidelines or consensus statements.
Join an expert panel of allergists and ear, nose, and throat specialists (ENTs) to discuss a multidisciplinary approach to the management of NPs. The panel will examine the place of biologics in NP care and encourage collaboration between ENTs and allergists to ensure effective care and improved outcomes for patients with NPs.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESAfter completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Identify patient factors to predict relapse risk and determine candidacy for biologics
- Discuss emerging models for interdisciplinary collaboration in the care of people with NPs
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Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship Eugenio De Corso, MD, PhD
Unit of Otorhinolaryngology
A Gemelli University Hospital Foundation
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Sanofi, GSK, Novartis.
Speakers' Bureau: Sanofi, Astrazeneca, Novartis, GSK, Regeneron, Firma
Marco Caminati, MD
Asthma Center and Allergy Unit
Department of Medicine
University of Verona and Verona University Hospital
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