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Progressing Patient Care Through Medical Education

The Temple Lung Center offers online, self-paced continuing medical education with topics specifically selected to provide the latest information on the management of patients with lung disease. The academic content provides CME for physicians, AANP CE for nurses and CRCE for respiratory professionals. The multimedia format is user-controlled to maximize engagement in the learning process. Additional educational activities are forthcoming, so please check back periodically to see what is new.

High-Yield Updates in ILD

Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are difficult to diagnose, requiring advanced imaging by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), a detailed history and physical exam directed towards hundreds of possible risk factors and comorbidities, and often, multidisciplinary support. This activity will provide information important to the care of an ILD patient, including accurate diagnosis, complications and comorbidities, treatment options, research opportunities, and transplantation evaluation.

Erin R. Camac, DO, FCCP
Associate Professor, Clinical Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Surgical Approaches to Lung Transplantation

Lung transplantation surgical techniques have been well standardized for the past three decades. In this educational activity attendees will learn of current standard surgical techniques for lung transplantation as practiced at Temple University Health, as well as considerations regarding inherent limitations, evolving surgical options, and future directions for improved outcomes.

Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD
Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation
Surgical Director of Lung Failure
Temple University Health Systems
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Severe Uncontrolled Asthma: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis, Co-Management, and Advanced Therapies

Asthma is a global health problem that affects approximately 300 million people in all age and ethnic groups. Treatment guidelines can be difficult to interpret, and it is often challenging for providers to keep abreast of new therapies and updates in guidelines. This program aims to improve physician knowledge about emerging therapies and treatments on severe uncontrolled asthma.

Kartik Shenoy, MD, Gustavo Adolfo Fernandez Romero, MD, Sean Duffy, MD, Mark Malamood, MD, Caitlin McLean, MD, Michael Prematta, MD

Management of Advanced Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Pulmonary sarcoidosis is responsible for most morbidity, mortality, and healthcare use in sarcoidosis. Advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis accounts for most of the poor outcomes. This presentation will focus on identification of advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis and the challenges in managing these patients.

Rohit Gupta, MD
Director, Sarcoidosis Program at Temple Lung Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA