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Frank Sciurba, MD, presents bronchoscopic approaches for COPD and identifies key ways to implement more precise treatment. He also explains how targeting specific clinical traits has resulted in evolving the efficacy of emphysema directed treatments. Additionally, Dr. Sciurba reviews emerging treatments in airway-dominant COPD phenotypes.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize limitations in developing biologic and pharmaceutical precision approaches to the treatment of emphysema and COPD
  • Explain progress in precision bronchoscopic lung volume approaches to the treatment of emphysema
  • Identify bronchoscopic intervention approaches and ongoing clinical trials for airway-dominant COPD


Dr. Sciurba has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Dr. Sciurba discloses receiving grant/research support with NIH
  • Dr. Sciurba has a consulting agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Verona, and AstraZeneca

All presenters’ disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. 

Release Date: 3/31/2020 | Last Modified On: 4/20/2021 | Expires: 3/25/2022


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