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A Breath of Fresh Air: New Treatment Strategies for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps


A CME/AAFP-certified, ABIM MOC-eligible Activity

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DATES AND TIMES

AGENDA

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Identifying the Source of the Problem
  • Finding an Effective Treatment
  • Q & A Session and Activity Roundup

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is the most common cause of nasal polyposis, and approximately one third of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) will develop nasal polyps. CRSwNP is associated with significant morbidity and negative impacts on patient quality of life, making rapid diagnosis and treatment highly important. Until recently, treatment for CRSwNP has included topical therapy, systemic corticosteroids, and surgery, with minimal efficacy and high morbidity. However, improved understanding of the pathophysiology of CRSwNP has led to the development of numerous biologic therapies that target the inflammatory pathways underlying disease pathogenesis. These agents are more effective and less toxic than historic treatments.

The educational program, “A Breath of Fresh Air: New Treatment Strategies for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps" will review the major causes of nasal polyps and how to diagnose CRSwNP, the pathophysiology of CRSwNP, the safety and efficacy of approved treatment options that target the underlying pathophysiology of CRSwNP, and new agents on the horizon.

STEERING COMMITTEE

Neil Skolnik, MD
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Associate Director
Family Medicine Residency Program
Abington Jefferson Health
Abington, PA

Eileen Wang, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO



TARGET AUDIENCE

The intended audience for this educational initiative is primary care physicians, allergists and other clinicians who manage patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyp
  • Diagnose patients with Th2-driven nasal polyps based on current guideline recommendation
  • Evaluate current and emerging treatment options for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps on the basis of safety and efficacy data
  • Integrate novel biologic therapy into the management of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
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.

For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please email contact@potomacme.org.

ABIM MOC RECOGNITION STATEMENT
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through PCME’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAFP CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The AAFP has reviewed A Breath of Fresh Air: New Treatment Strategies for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 08/18/2022 to 12/15/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This session is approved for 1.0 live activity AAFP Prescribed credits.

ABMS MOC APPROVAL STATEMENT
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, A Breath of Fresh Air: New Treatment Strategies for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps has met the requirements as a Lifelong Learning CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
Anesthesiology
Family Medicine

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other relevant professional organizations, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.

All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education are required to disclose to PCME all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by PCME in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by PCME to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by PCME. The content of this activity was vetted by an external reviewer to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

Disclosure and mitigation information will be made known to the participants prior to the start of the activity.

FDA DISCLOSURE
The contents of some CME/CE activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

SYSTEM CHECK
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HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
WINDOWS

  • 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
  • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)
MAC OS
  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
  • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)
MOBILE
  • The Adobe Connect app for iOS and Android requires Adobe Connect Server version 8.2 or later
  • Some features may not be enabled in all Adobe Connect meetings if one is using an Adobe Connect Server older than version 9.4.2 (required for Custom pods)
  • Google Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple iOS: iOS 8.1.2 or later

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
DSL/cable (wired connection recommended)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND OBTAINING CME CREDIT AND MOC POINTS
There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME/MOC activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 70% 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


This program is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi.

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