ePulmonology Review Volume 3 consists of a newsletter and video podcast emailed to clinicians caring for patients with respiratory issues.

Who Should Attend

The target audience (clinicians) for this initiative includes pulmonologists, primary care physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who treat and manage patients with respiratory issues.

There are no fees or prerequisites for this activity.

Learning Objectives

After attending this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss potential consequences of undertreated non-severe asthma and the potential harm of labeling asthma as mild.
  • Apply recommended treatment strategies from guidelines to treat patients with asthma. 
  • Describe the importance of appropriate WHO classification of pulmonary hypertension. 
  • Discuss clinical trial evidence for medications used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. 

Accreditation Statement

A logo for a companyDescription automatically generatedThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation Statement


eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material – internet activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per monthly review). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Podcast: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material – internet activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

eNewsletter: This 1 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each Newsletter carries a maximum of 1 contact hour, or a total of 2.0 contact hours for the 2 newsletters in this program. 

Podcast: These paired 0.5 contact hour Educational Activities are provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each podcast carries a maximum of 0.5 contact hour, or a total of 1.0 contact hours for the 2 podcasts in this program. 

Policy on Presenter and Provider Disclosures

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and mitigate conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.

Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ePulmonology Review Volume 3 may include presentations on drugs or devices, or use of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by Johns Hopkins of the uses, products, or techniques presented.

Johns Hopkins Statement of Responsibility

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

All rights reserved - The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. No part of this program may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews.

Course Format – Method of Participation

This enduring material is expected to take approximately 1.0 hour for each newsletter and 0.5 hours for each podcast/webcast to complete. Once the activity is completed, you must pass the post-test and complete the evaluation with attestation to receive CME credit.  

How to Obtain CME Credit

After completing the activity at and selecting a particular issue, learners will be directed to complete the post-test and evaluation. 

The content is available at 

Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites to participate in this activity.

Hardware/Software Requirements

To access activities, users will need:

  • A computer with an internet connection
  • An HTML5 compliant web browser or Internet Explorer 8 (and higher)


A post-test will be conducted at the conclusion of the activity. A grade of at least 70% within three attempts is needed to receive CME credit. 

What You Should Know About Gifts to Physicians from Industry

Gift giving from the pharmaceutical, device and medical equipment industries to physicians has long been a customary practice. But when gift giving is not practiced within established ethical boundaries, the perception of conflict of interest is raised. All physicians and physicians in training should adhere to the AMA Code of Medical Ethics, Opinion 8.061, “Gifts to Physicians from Industry” which can be found under the AMA Code of Medical Ethics at 

Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, employees, students, and trainees must adhere to the more restrictive Johns Hopkins Medicine Policy on Interaction with Industry that can be found on by clicking Research > For Our Researchers > Research Affairs Offices > Office of Policy Coordination > Policy on Interaction with Industry or directly through this link

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs.

Confidentiality Disclaimer for CME Activity Participants

I certify that I am participating in a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am participating in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the Privacy Regulations). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential. I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos on any social medial site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device.

I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-735-6509, e-mail: [email protected].

"The Office of Continuing Medical Education at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only."

For CME questions, please contact the CME Office (410) 955-2959 or e-mail [email protected]. For certificates, please call (410) 502-9636.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education
Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195

Reviewed & Approved by:
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. 

The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Gregory B. Diette, MD

Activity Director

Consulting Fee: Resmed, Hill-Rom

Paid Consultant: Johnson and Johnson

Christine Smith, RN, MSNActivity DirectorNone

No one else in a position to control the content of this educational activity has disclosed a relevant financial interest or relationship with ineligible companies.  All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.


We wish to acknowledge the following companies that have provided or pledged an educational grant in support of this activity.  Please note that commercial support received is solely for the educational component of the activity and will not be used to provide food and beverage.

Merck & Co. and Mylan Specialty L.P., a Viatris Company

Please note: The Physician Payments Sunshine Act was enacted by Congress to increase public awareness of financial relationships between drug and medical device manufacturers and physicians.  In compliance with the requirements of this Act, the commercial supporter/s of this activity may require the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to report certain professional information (such as name, address, National Provider Identifier (NPI), and State License number) of physician attendees who receive complimentary food and beverage in conjunction with a CME activity.  The commercial supporter is required to submit the collected data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which will then publish the data on its website.

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