AAAAI Highlights 2013:

AAAAI 2013

Session: 3302, Sunday February 24th, San Antonio (10:45–12:00pm)

Session title: Asthma Guidelines – Do They Need Modification and are Physicians and Patients Accepting Them?

Two new REG collaborators – Professors Stephen P. Peters and Robert Wise – recently gave two excellent presentations at the 2013 AAAAI congress in San Antonio on the topic of: Asthma Guidelines – Do They Need Modification and are Physicians and Patients Accepting Them?

The presentations covered issues such as: the uptake of guidelines, barriers to implementation, a review of GRADE, the value of including high quality real-life data in pragmatic guidelines.

The details of the session are summarised below, along with copies of two of the presentations, kindly provided by Stephen P. Peters and Robert Wise.

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Session Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how existing guidelines should be modified to incorporate newer therapeutic options and safety data
  • Describe where and when LABAs, newer inhaled steroids, anticholinergics and biologics should be employed
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of utilizing an algorithmic vs. individualized treatment plan in a specialist practice

Presentation 1: Where Do the Current Asthma Guidelines Need ‘Tweaking’? – Click for a copy of the presentation
Speaker: Stephen P. Peters , MD PhD FAAAAI

Presentation 2: Incorporating Newer Pharmacologic Agents into Existing Asthma Guidelines
Speaker: William W. Busse , MD FAAAAI

Presentation 3: Should Guidelines or Individualized Care be Utilized by Specialists? – click for a copy of the presentation
Speaker: Robert Wise , MD