Knowing the Difference: Asthma or COPD? (AAN)
Price: FREE for members and non-members
Session recorded on June 14, 2023
Speaker: Gailen D. Marshall, MD, PhD
Specialists have long been experts in asthma care. However, increasing numbers of asthma patients have symptoms of COPD as well as some COPD patients developing asthma-like symptoms. Distinguishing the underlying pathophysiologies for prognostic and therapeutic values is often challenging based upon current clinical information.
This webinar will address the diagnosis and management of COPD, particularly in patients who exhibit overlap symptoms and those longer standing asthma patients who progress to develop COPD.
Viewers can earn credit by completing the posttest questions.
This program is a collaboration between the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the Allergy and Asthma Network.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Primary Care Providers
Allied Health Professionals
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
1. Understand the pathophysiological similarities and differences between asthma and COPD
2. Develop a practical understanding of the data that must be collected to make a specific clinical diagnosis of obstructive airway disease
3. Discuss the spectrum of therapeutic options that will be needed to care for patients with asthma vs COPD vs overlap
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
Gailen Marshall, MD, PhD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Attendance