Register for May 10, 2017 Webinar


Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 

Program Description 

Improving Outcomes for Hereditary Angioedema 

Hereditary angioedema (HAE) affects approximately 1 in 50,000 people and can cause severe, potentially life-threatening swelling. HAE is often misdiagnosed and inappropriately managed for years because symptoms are frequently mistaken for allergic reactions. Patients with HAE report lower health-related quality-of-life, including increased rates of depression and reduced productivity at school and work. In efforts to increase patient quality of life, how can managed care pharmacists and benefits managers improve patient care, including timely access to appropriate medications and reduced hospitalizations?

This program will address the clinical features of HAE, issues surrounding diagnosis, new and emerging medication options, and methods for increasing patient satisfaction and outcomes through management of both direct and indirect HAE treatment costs.

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the types of hereditary angioedema and their prevalence in the population.
  2. Explain the impact that the time from symptom appearance to diagnosis has on patient satisfaction and outcomes.
  3. Outline guidelines for the treatment of hereditary angioedema.
  4. Identify at least two medications available for the treatment of hereditary angioedema and at least one medication in the pipeline and how it may fit into current treatment guidelines.
  5. Describe methods for increasing patient satisfaction and outcomes through management of direct and indirect hereditary angioedema treatment costs.

Target Audience 

This knowledge-based activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists in managed care settings.

Faculty Presenters 

Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director – US HAEA Angioedema Center
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California 

Michael Toscani, PharmD
Research Professor/Fellowship Director, Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships
Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey



Christine L. Cooper, PharmD
Education Program Manager
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Alexandria, Virginia

2:00 pm to 2:05 pm        Welcome and Introductions
Christine L. Cooper, PharmD 
2:05 pm to 2:30 pm   Recognizing and Treating Hereditary Angioedema
Marc Riedl, MD, MS 
2:30 pm to 2:50 pm   Managing Outcomes in Patients with Hereditary Angioedema
Michael Toscani, PharmD 
2:50 pm to 3:00 pm   Audience Q&A
Christine L. Cooper, PharmD

ACPE UAN #: 0233-0000-17-040-L01-P

Credit: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU)

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Activity Fee: There is no fee to participate in this activity.

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Earning CPE Credit 

To earn CPE, you must attend the entire session and participation in the pre- and post-test questions is required. Once completed, go to to claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this program. In the enrollment code redemption area, enter the enrollment code provided during the session. Complete the program evaluation and enter your NABP ID, birth month and birth day. Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account. All CPE credit for this webinar activity must be completed no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, June 9, 2017. No exceptions will be made after this date.

Statement of Commercial Support 

This educational activity is supported by an unrestricted education grant from Shire. 


This continuing education activity is provided at no cost to participants, but space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements  

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The handout will be delivered via Acrobat PDF.

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