Challenging Cases in Asthma: Improving Quality of Life (3 of 3)

Program Overview

This interprofessional expert panel takes on challenging cases in severe and difficult-to-treat asthma, including pediatrics and non-T2 asthma. In their discussions they weigh different treatment strategies; consider atopic comorbidities; illustrate how asthma affects patients’ quality of life; and how they can work as a team to help optimize patient care from a pulmonology, allergy, and nursing perspective.

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Target Audience

Allergy/immunology and pulmonology clinicians engaged in the care of patients with asthma.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Select an appropriate biologic therapy for patients with asthma based on disease severity and phenotype
  • Integrate the unique roles of the interprofessional care team in the management of comorbidity and quality of life issues in patients with severe and difficult-to-treat asthma

Activity Faculty

Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc

Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc

Professor, Medicine
Director, Cohen Family NJH Asthma Institute
Associate Vice President, Innovation and Industry Relations
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

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David M. Lang, MD

Professor, Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Chair, Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Rachel DeCosta, MSN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO


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