Pri-Med San Jose

San Jose, CA | July 31-August 1, 2019

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Breathe Easy: Updates on Individualized Management of Asthma

Description

Help your patients breathe easier with practical takeaways from this session on the individualized management of asthma. You will learn to diagnose and assess asthma severity and how to implement a stepwise approach to treatment based on that severity as well as asthma subtype, phenotype or endotype, and any underlying comorbidities. Self-management strategies from faculty experts and a proper inhaler technique demonstration will empower you to make a difference in the lives of your patients with asthma.

Learning Objectives

Accurately diagnose and assess asthma severity at regular intervals per standardized guidelines

Implement a stepwise approach to asthma treatment that is based on disease severity, sub-type, and phenotype or endotype and addresses underlying comorbidities

Discuss the role of asthma self-management, including proper inhaler use, with patients at regular intervals to reduce symptom burden


Syllabus

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Speakers

Matthew G. Drake, MD

Dr. Drake is a pulmonary and critical care physician and asthma specialist based in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Drake’s research program investigates novel mechanisms driving asthma development, with a particular focus on interactions between eosinophils,...

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Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Chuck grew up in Northern California and completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and completed residency training in family medicine at UC Irvine. He stayed on as f...

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Educational Partners

Commercial Supporters

GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation