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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.

Bronchoscopic Interventional
Approaches to Treat
Advanced COPD

Hyperinflation is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with COPD. In this presentation you will learn about several interventional techniques that are available, as well as those that are currently under investigation.

Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP
Professor and Chair
Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

SURGICAL APPROACH TO LUNG TRANSPLANT

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 well as their inherent limitations, additional surgical options, and future directions for further progress.

Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD
Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation
Surgical Director of Lung Failure
Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor, Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Treatment Options for Severe Persistent Asthma

Health expenditures from asthma exceed $50 billion dollars per year. This presentation will teach practitioners how to identify poorly controlled asthma and what advanced treatment options exist for these patients.

Kartik Shenoy, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Sean Duffy, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA