COPD 2020: Current Guidelines and New Directions

December 7, 2019

Conference Overview

Physicians (including pulmonologists and primary care physicians), respiratory therapists, nurses, and other health professionals are invited to attend this conference.

At the end of this conference, physicians and other health care workers will: 
change their treatment approaches to COPD based on the latest evidence-based approach to clinical practice;

learn the evidence-based benefits and risks of bronchoscopic and surgical lung volume reduction and be better able to select patients who may benefit by referral for this procedure;

learn the evidence-based benefits of non-invasive ventilation and be better able to select patients who may benefit by referral for this procedure.

 
Schedule of Presenters

8:10 – 8:20 a.m.
Introduction
Frank Sciurba, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
        
8:20 – 9 a.m.
Evidence Based Treatment of COPD
Craig Riley, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

9 – 9:15 a.m.
Discussion

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Endobronchial Valves for Emphysema
Roy Semaan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

9:45 – 9:55 a.m.
Discussion

9:55 – 10:10 a.m. 
Break

10:10 – 10:45 a.m.
Non-invasive Ventilation in COPD Chronic Respiratory Failure
Nicholas S. Hill, MD
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

10:45 – 10:55 a.m.
Discussion

10:55 – 11:25 a.m.
Current Clinical Trials: Bronchoscopic Device and Biologic Intervention for Airway Dominant/Exacerbator Subtypes
Frank Sciurba, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

11:25 – 11:35 a.m.
Discussion

11:35 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Advances in the Science of COPD at the University of Pittsburgh
Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

12 – 12:10 p.m.
Discussion

12:10 –  p.m. 
Lunch (provided)

1 – 1:30 p.m.
Lung Cancer Screening
David Wilson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

1:30 – 1:40 p.m. 
Discussion

1:40 – 2 p.m. 
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery and Lung Transplantation
Pablo Sanchez, MD, PhD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2 – 2:10 p.m. 
Discussion

2:10 – 3 p.m. 
Panel Discussion & Case Presentation
All Faculty
Moderator: Frank Sciurba, MD, FCCP

3 p.m. 
Adjournment

Organizing Committee 

Frank Sciurba, MD, FCCP
Course Director
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Deborah Piontek, BA, BA RRT, RPFT

Natalie Covalt, RN

Lauren Tomsic, PA-C

Accreditation 

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

Physicians
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.75 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other health care professionals
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.

 

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