Dennis M. Williams, PharmD, BCPS, AE-C

Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Professional Education and Practice
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
University of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, NC

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US)

Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 PM Eastern Time (US)

Goal Statement  Build a robust understanding of uncontrolled asthma and modern solutions to this problem for pharmacists in multiple practice settings. Pharmacists will gain new understandings of the pathophysiology of asthma, specifically the type 2 endotype, how it relates to other conditions, and targeted therapies that are based on these underlying inflammatory mechanisms.

Educational Objectives  Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:


Discuss the pathophysiology of type 2 inflammation in asthma and how it relates to severe asthma


Analyze new agents and agents in clinical trials for asthma with unique targets in the inflammatory pathway


Evaluate product-specific information for biologics in order to recommend optimal therapy for patients with uncontrolled asthma


Illustrate the role of the pharmacist in various healthcare settings (community, hospital, managed care, specialty) in educating patients about the underlying mechanisms of asthma and making treatment recommendations

Credits: 1.0 hour (0.10 ceu)

Duration: 60 minutes

Location: From the convenience of your home or business; accessible via both PC and MAC

Fee: There is no fee for this educational activity

Target Audience: Pharmacists

Type of Activity: Application


Introduction (5 minutes)

Presentation (45 minutes)

Conclusions & Question & Answer Session (10 minutes)

How to Earn Credit  Participants must attend and participate in the entire live educational activity and complete the evaluation form directly after the event with a maximum of within 60 days of participating in the activity.

Required Computer Hardware/Software  Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher

Internet Browser (Mac &/ Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher & Opera 5 or higher

Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible

Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones

Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher

Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5

Accreditation Statements

Pharmacy: Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
UAN: 0430-0000-19-057-L01-P

This educational activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and supported by an educational grant from Genzyme Corporation, Inc.