National Jewish Health presents a free live CME, CNE evening symposium

Inhaled Corticosteroids in Asthma: The Balance Between Safety and Efficacy 

  • Learn to effectively communicate with patients about the efficacy and safety balance in the use of inhaled corticosteroids.

  • Learn about clinical guidelines and evidence from recent studies to improve care and reduce the risk of adverse effects when prescribing inhaled corticosteroids to your patients with asthma.


Thursday, December 15, 2016 in San Francisco, CA


The Marker 
501 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Faculty Presenter: Dr. Rohit Katial


The symposium is 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Registration/Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
There is no fee for this educational activity including the meal and syllabus.

Target Audience:

Primary care physicians, allergists, pulmonologists, pediatricians, registered nurses, and other allied health care providers involved in the treatment of patients with asthma. 


  • Pivotal studies of inhaled corticosteroid efficacy
  • Steroid mechanism of action and safety assessment
  • Clinical relevance of steroid properties in relation to safety and efficacy
  • Shared decision making between patients and providers
  • Safety of combination of intranasal and inhaled corticosteroids

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  1. Discuss the pivotal studies of ICS efficacy

  2. Review steroid mechanism of action and how to best assess safety specifically in assays versus end organ effects

  3. Describe the clinical relevance of steroid properties in relation to safety and efficacy

  4. Discuss approaches to shared decision making between patients and providers to balance safety and efficacy

  5. Review the safety of the combination of intranasal and inhaled corticosteroids

Program Series Faculty:

Rohit Katial, MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Vice President of Clinical Research & Industry Relationships
Co-Director of the Cohen Family Asthma Institute at National Jewish Health
Helen Wohlberg & Herman Lambert Chair in Pharmacokinetics
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Anthony N. Gerber, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Biomedical Research
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

David Skoner, MD
Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology, 
West Virginia University Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Please call the Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health at 303.398.1000 or 800.844.2305, or email

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Accreditation and Designation Statements:

Physicians:  National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Registered Nurses:  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12724, for 2.4 contact hours.


This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from MEDA Pharmaceuticals Inc.


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