Activity Title

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Bronchoscopic Interventional Approaches to Treat Advanced COPD

 

Program Goals

Hyperinflation is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with COPD. In this educational activity attendees will learn of several available interventional treatment techniques, as well as new techniques currently under investigation.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for medical professionals who have a clinical interest in the management of COPD patients as seen by the following medical specialists: Pneumologists, Respirologists, Respiratory Physiotherapists, Respiratory Therapists (Hospital, Home), Thoracic Surgeons, Home Healthcare Providers, Critical Care Medicine Specialists, Internal Medicine Specialists, Primary Care Physicians (General and Family Practitioners), Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Managed Care Medical Directors, and other Practitioners and Payers.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss hyperinflation as a complication in COPD, especially as it relates to severe, symptomatic emphysema.
  • Describe available and investigational techniques for treating hyperinflation in severe emphysema.
  • Explain the impact of comorbidities n the treatment of advanced emphysema with Lung Volume Reduction Coil Devices (LVRC).
  • State the importance of lung structure and comorbidity in Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction (BLVR) patient selection.

Faculty

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

Educational Activity Agenda

Bronchoscopic Interventional Approaches to Treat Advanced COPD

  • Front Matter and Registration (3 minutes)
  • Faculty Introduction, Presentations and Roundtable Discussions (45 minutes)
  • Post Test, Evaluation, and Credit Application (10 minutes)

Release and Expiration Dates

Release Date: May 4, 2018
Expiration Date: May 4, 2020

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests

Global Education Group requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Gerard J. Criner, MD

  • Honoraria: None
  • Grants received: NIH-NHLBI, PA-DOH, GSK, Boehringer- Ingelheim, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, Respironics, Pearl, PneumRx, Pulmonx, ResMed, Mereo,Probioterix, Broncus, Spiration.
  • Grants pending: NIH-NHLBI, Fisher Paykel
  • Consultation: Amirall, Holaira, Boehringer –Ingelheim, Astra Zeneca, Respironics, Mereo, Patara

Planners and Managers

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationship or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

GLOBAL EDUCATION GROUP / GANESCO, INC.

Lindsay Borvansky

  • Nothing to disclose

Andrea Funk

  • Nothing to disclose

Liddy Knight

  • Nothing to disclose

Gail Varcelotti, BS, RRT, FAARC

  • Nothing to disclose

CME Provider Accreditation Statement

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.     

Physician Accreditation Statement - CME

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

*This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation - CME

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 1561024. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology.

Activity ID 2647E. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Global Education Group

For information about the physician accreditation for this activity, please contact Global Education Group at (303) 395-1782, or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

How to Obtain CME Credit

Attendees are expected to view all presentations before attempting to take the test and/or complete the activity evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or nursing credits. To receive credit, the course must be completed between May 4, 2018 and May 4, 2020.

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hours. Please follow these steps in order to receive CME/CE credit for viewing the webcast:

  • Read all of the CME/CE accreditation information above.
  • View the complete electronic (web) activity.
  • Click on the link to apply for CME/CE credits.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 75% and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate.

After successfully completing the online test and/or evaluation, your application will be immediately processed and you will be given the opportunity to download a personalized CME/CE certificate for participation in this activity. 

Should you have any CME/CE questions regarding this activity, please contact:

Global Education Group
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Credit Designation - AARC

This Non-traditional program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care; 9425 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100, Irving TX 75063

How to Obtain AARC / CRCE Credit

Attendees are expected to review all academic materials before attempting to apply for credit. Successful completion of this activity will lead to the issuance of a certificate for 1.0 contact hour of CRCE approved continuing education.

To receive credit, please follow these steps:

  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Review all of the academic materials provided.
  • Click on the CRCE link to apply for credit.
  • Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 70% and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate.
  • Qualified applicants will be provided with an online (printable) CRCE certificate based on their attendance and satisfactory completion of this academic activity.

Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Global Education Group, and its educational partners maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with recognized accreditation regulations to guard your non-public personal information.

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This program has been made available online.
"Bronchoscopic Interventional Approaches to Treat Advanced COPD"

System Requirements

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Copyright

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