These independent CME activities are supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca



Clinical Context:
COPD
  1. Course List
Chair
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Barry J. Make, MD
  • Co-Director, COPD Program
  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • National Jewish Health
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Clinical Context: COPD is designed to provide up-to-date information on patient identification, symptoms, risk factors, and current and emerging treatments and best practices in the management of COPD. The curriculum includes case studies at the point of care and MedPage Today meeting coverage that will report on cutting-edge news as it breaks from the 2016 AAAAI Annual Meeting (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, ERS International Congress 2016 (European Respiratory Society), CHEST 2016 (American College of Chest Physicians), and ACAAI 2016 (American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) meetings.
  • Describe the natural history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the importance of early diagnosis of this condition, and recent advances in our understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms that may serve as targets of therapy.
  • Evaluate criteria that have been developed to assess treatment response in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, delineate how these can be used to risk-stratify patients in clinical practice, and consider therapeutic treatment options that improve patient outcomes.
  • Target Audience

    This series of activities is designed for pulmonologists, respiratory specialists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in the screening and treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

     

    Activity Goal

    The goal of this program is to provide case studies and data from medical meetings and journal insights at the point of care on current and emerging management strategies based on the most up-to-date evidence-based medicine and clinical trial results in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.