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Telemedicine in Asthma Management: What Clinicians Need to Know


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Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 PM ET (3:00 - 4:00 PM CT / 1:00 - 2:00 PM PT)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 PM ET (6:00 - 7:00 PM CT / 4:00 - 5:00 PM PT)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET (12:00 - 1:00 PM CT / 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET (12:00 - 1:00 PM CT / 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT)

Welcome and Introduction
Telemedicine in the Allergy/Immunology Practice
Guidance for Implementing Telemedicine for Patients with Asthma
Asthma Telemedicine: Navigating the Legal and Regulatory Issues
Q&A Session

Telemedicine is becoming an increasingly common component of healthcare, driven by patient demand and vast improvements in technology. While the integration of telemedicine into daily practice in asthma management has been studied and implemented to a limited extent over the last decade, many allergist and immunologists have had the need for telemedicine thrust upon them very suddenly. Thus, they lack familiarity with the benefits of telemedicine and are likely uncertain on how best to manage patient care in this virtual setting. Hence, these clinicians will require education on best practices for incorporating telemedicine in the asthma and allergist clinic, including different strategies for virtual healthcare visits and remote patient monitoring, how to manage treatment in the telemedicine setting, and how to navigate the complex and continuously evolving legal and regulatory landscape pertaining to telehealthcare. This program will provide clinicians with the most up-to-date information on telemedicine in asthma care to promote easier transitions to this new and necessary form of care for their patients.

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, Asthma Clinical Research Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Jay M. Portnoy, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Staff Allergist and Medical Director of Telemedicine
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Jodi Shroba, MSN, APRN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Food Allergy Program Coordinator, Allergy Division
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Ashley M. Thomas, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CACP 
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Primary Care
Nashville, TN


The intended audience for this educational initiative is primary care clinicians, allergists, immunologists, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with asthma.

The proposed initiative is designed to address ACGME and NAM competencies, including delivering patient-centered care and practicing evidence-based medicine.

This program is designed to address ACPE competencies, including foundational knowledge, essentials for practice and care, and approaches to practice and care.

At the conclusion of this education, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and challenges of telemedicine in the asthma/allergy clinic
  • Adopt recommended practices for appropriate integration of telemedicine into asthma patient care
  • Assess the legal and regulatory guidelines and requirements for asthma care via telemedicine

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit (UAN number 0418-9999-20-009-L01-P).

This is an application-based activity.

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There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME/CE activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 66% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is one hour. To receive a certificate, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participants are allowed to take the post-test multiple times.

Jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe

In collaboration with the American Lung Association

This program is supported by unrestricted educational grants from AstraZeneca, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

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