Improving the Quality of Care for Patients With Asthma

A live, multimedia, multidisciplinary and interactive case-based workshop

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

Molly Blank Conference Center
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St.
Denver, CO 80206

Learn by doing. Work through virtual patient cases on provided iPads and compare your responses to those of your peers in the audience. Ask questions of the faculty and see how the group is responding through an automated polling system. Following the live meeting, you will have the opportunity to follow up on one of the presented cases for additional credit!

There is no fee for this educational activity. Registration is required.

***This program is closed. Please call if you would like to be put on the wait list - 303.398.1000.

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, family and internal medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other health care professionals who treat patients with asthma.

Program Topics

  • Understanding Asthma: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management
  • Barriers to Quality Asthma Care and Patient Adherence
  • The Future Directions of Asthma Research: Trials, Therapies and Personalized Medicine
  • Medical Survivor (Panel will defend asthma-related patient cases)

Conference Objectives

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

  1. Describe guideline-concordant therapy for asthma control, including the management of difficult-to-control asthma
  2. Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages associated with various asthma pharmacotherapies
  3. Recommend non-pharmacological therapies as appropriate
  4. Discuss how to effectively communicate with patients to address barriers and apply evidence-based strategies to non-adherent patients
  5. Describe how to individualize the selection of asthma regimens based on patient profile and preferences


5:30–6:00pmRegistration & Pre-test
6:00–6:15pm    Welcome & Introductions
6:15–6:50pm   Understanding Asthma: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management
6:50–7:20pmBarriers to Quality Asthma Care and Patient Adherence 
7:20–7:30pm  Post-test
7:45–8:15pmThe Future Directions of Asthma Research: Trials, Therapies and Personalized Medicine
8:15–8:45pmMedical Survivor
8:45–9:00pmQuestions and Answers, Evaluations

National Jewish Health Expert Presenters

Michael Wechsler, MD (Program Chair)
Director, Asthma Program
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine

David Beuther, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Rohit Katial, MD
Program Director, Allergy & Immunology – Adult Program
Director, Weinberg Clinical Research Unit
Director, Allergy and Immunology Clinical Services
Professor, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Department of Medicine

Educational Grant Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca, LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Fees & Payment


Registration Details

Dinner will be provided. There is no fee for this educational activity.

***This program is closed, please call if you would like to be put on the wait list, 303-398-1000.

Accreditation and Designation Statement

National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. National Jewish Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACPE LogoNational Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. National Jewish Health designates this live activity for 2.75 contact hours (0.275 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number: 0831-0000-13-003-L01-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge-Based

National Jewish Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12724. This program is accredited for 3.0 Nursing Contact Hours. Participant attendance throughout the entire presentation is required to receive contact hours.

This program has been approved for a maximum of 2.75 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063
Course #140357000


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