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Severe Asthma: Primary Care Guide to Identification, Referral, and Co-Management

  • Authors: Sujani Kakumanu, MD
  • CME Released: 2/7/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 2/7/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, allergists and clinical immunologists, pulmonologists, and pediatricians.

The goal of this activity is to improve the ability of primary care clinicians to identify, assess, and manage, in collaboration with specialists, patients with severe asthma.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Treatment options for uncontrolled severe asthma
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Collaborate with specialists in managing patients with severe asthma


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Pursuant to the Code of Ethics for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and the Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the AAAAI requires disclosure of certain information from faculty members of educational activities designated for CME credit by the AAAAI. Prior to the activity, authors and reviewers are required to disclose all relationships that meet the following parameters:

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The information disclosed by the speakers, planning committee, and reviewers was reviewed in accordance with the AAAAI Disclosure Policy. All potential conflicts of interest were resolved by the planners, faculty, and reviewers prior to their participation in the development of this activity.


  • Sujani Kakumanu, MD

    Associate Clinical Professor
    Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Madison, Wisconsin


    Disclosure: Sujani  Kakumanu, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 


  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC 


    Disclosure: Karen Badal, MD, MPH, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

Compliance Reviewer

  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer

  • Becky Buelow, MD

    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


    Disclosure: Becky Buelow, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statements

Developed through a partnership between Medscape and American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    For Physicians

  • The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

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Severe Asthma: Primary Care Guide to Identification, Referral, and Co-Management

Authors: Sujani Kakumanu, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 2/7/2022

Valid for credit through: 2/7/2023


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