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.
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