Identifying Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps (CRSwNP) Who May Benefit from Biologic Therapy

Monday, September 12, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Symposium

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Meeting Room 204

Program Features

  • Online personalized quality-improvement poster-generation portal
  • Downloadable whiteboard animations

Faculty

John V. Bosso, MD
Professor
Division of Rhinology
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

David W. Kennedy, MD
Emeritus Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Learning Objectives

After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Define the burden and pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP)
  • Evaluate clinical data and biomarkers concerning the use of novel anti-inflammatory biologics for the management of CRSwNP
  • Apply best practices for the interdisciplinary development of individualized treatment plans for patients with CRSwNP

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of otolaryngologists, allergists, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure an up-to-date understanding of the latest data in management of CRSwNP.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group 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 live activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with CRSwNP.

CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.

CNE Accreditation Statement: Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

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DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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Scientific Council

Neil M. Bressler, MD

James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Specializing in Diabetes Eye Care & Education, Chous Eye Care Associates
Adjunct Professor of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences
AOA Representative, National Diabetes Education Program
Tacoma, WA

Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Chief of Optometry, Sepulveda VA Medical Center
Professor, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Sepulveda, CA

Julia A. Haller, MD

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief
Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS

Director, Retina Research
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD

Director of Research, Retina Consultants of Houston
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Blanton Eye Institute & Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

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CLEAR Initiative

Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyplosis (CRSwNP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa and paranasal sinuses that is associated with significant morbidity and reduced quality of life.

The pathophysiology of CRSwNP is associated with local and systemic inflammation, with ongoing symptoms of nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, and loss of smell. These symptoms result in a significant burden on patients.

As one of the most common medical conditions in the US, CRSwNP has a predominately type 2 inflammatory endotype. It is typically treated with medical management consisting of inhaled corticosteroids, oral corticosteroid bursts, and saline irrigation. Leukotriene antagonists and antibiotics are also used, and if medical management fails, surgical intervention is typically chosen. Additionally, biologics that target type 2 inflammation are now available. These have been or will be approved for use in these patients.

Our CLEAR program is an online tool that aims to provide clinicians and patients with up-to-date information on the presentation, prognosis, pathophysiology, and treatment strategies for individuals with CRSwNP. Our goal is to provide information that empowers clinicians and patients to speak openly about treatment decisions and improve the standard of care for patients with this challenging disease.

Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to explore the Clinician Toolkit and Patient Toolkit links as well as our pages on CME events, a poster portal to create your own poster, links to animated videos, and much more!

This activity is provided by Med Learning Group. This activity is co-provided by Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management (CCM).
This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi.

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