GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Evolution of Asthma Therapy to Improve Outcomes
Highlights from the Hopkins' Symposia Series
Activity Date: September 2002  — Activity Info: Volume2, (14)
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GOAL
To provide managed care professionals and physicians with practical information for diagnosing asthma and determining the best course of treatment for the management of asthma.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is designed for pharmacy and therapeutic committee members, managed care decision makers, health care policy planners, and physicians in primary care and respiratory medicine.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After reading this issue, the participant should be able to:

  • Evaluate recent data showing that many patients continue to suffer poorly controlled asthma.
  • Summarize the 2002 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines for asthma management.
  • Evaluate strategies for reducing humanistic and economic burdens of asthma.
  • Understand the NHLBI guidelines as they relate to stepwise care.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and produced in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 hour in Category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physicians' Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spends on this educational activity. Credits are available until the expiration date of September 30, 2004.

This continuing education activity was produced under the supervision of Peter S. Creticos, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine; Clinical Director, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Medical Director, Asthma and Allergy Diseases, Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

This program is approved for 1 hour of credit (0.1 CEUs) and is co-sponsored by The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, which is approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. ACPE Program #064-999-02-224-H01.

This continuing pharmacy education activity was produced under the supervision of Glen E. Farr, PharmD, Associate Dean of Continuing Education, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Publisher's Note and Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this issue are those of the authors, presenters, and/or panelists and are not attributable to the publisher, editor, advisory board of Advanced Studies in Medicine, or The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or its Office of Continuing Medical Education. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this issue are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for the product and may reflect the clinical experience of the authors, presenters, and/or panelists or may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

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