The educational design of this series addresses the needs of allergy/clinical immunology and pulmonology clinicians involved in the management of patients with severe asthma.
As management options for the treatment of severe asthma continue to expand with the addition of effective biologic therapies, physicians often consult colleagues for advice on complex cases or challenging issues. This 3-episode Phone-a-Friend series features 3 expert physicians asking and answering questions related to the management of severe asthma. The series will cover a variety of topics, including patient symptom assessment; disease phenotyping; rationale for treatment escalation or switching; threshold for specialty referral and biologic initiation; biologic agent selection, safety, and monitoring; comanagement of common comorbid disease; and barriers/disparities in asthma care. Each episode is centered around a specific patient case.