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Free webinar on COPD

21st Aug 19 between 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM ET Time

Course Title: Teaming Up to Manage Patients With COPD: A Game Plan to Streamline Care

ACCME ACCREDITATION

ACCME Accreditation

Learning Objectives Of The Course

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply evidence-based treatment guidelines to treatment decisions for patients with COPD.
  2. Select inhaled maintenance treatment for patients with COPD based on various factors including clinical evidence, delivery device, symptomatology, and exacerbation risk.
  3. Employ multidisciplinary approaches to optimize the continuity of care between primary care practice and pulmonology clinics for patients with COPD.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  1. Describe evidence-based treatment guidelines for treatment decisions for patients with COPD.
  2. Identify inhaled maintenance treatment for patients with COPD based on various factors including clinical evidence, delivery device, symptomatology, and exacerbation risk.
  3. Describe multidisciplinary approaches to optimize the continuity of care between primary care practice and pulmonology clinics for patients with COPD.
Finance Support


This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Your Instructor


CME Outfitters
CME Outfitters

Since 2002, CME Outfitters has delivered innovative evidence-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation and outcome services for non-accredited organizations. CME Outfitters focuses on delivering education to primary care, specialty audiences and community-based clinicians with strong expertise in neuroscience, gastroenterology, dermatology, rheumatology, immunology, virology, transplant, and cardiology. CME Outfitters is certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States Click here to learn more


MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS

Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Michigan Airways Program
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Matthew L. Mintz, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine The George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
Private Practice
Bethesda, MD

Target audience
  1. Pulmonologists
  2. Primary care physicians
  3. Nurse practitioners
  4. Physician assistants
  5. Nurses
  6. Pharmacists.
Accreditation and designation statement


The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has grown substantially in the last several decades, and while the management paradigm for COPD continues to evolve, the treatment of COPD remains inadequate. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) consistently updates management guidelines to reflect the latest advances and inform treatment selection; however, adherence to guidelines is suboptimal. This often leads to comorbidities being under appreciated, inappropriate treatment selection, and poor communication among members of the care team.


This CME Outfitters Live and On Demand features both pulmonology and primary care physicians and utilizes an interactive, animated 3-D model of the lung to help bridge the knowledge gap regarding evolving COPD guidelines and optimal treatment.


Disclosure statement

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Faculty Disclosures:

Dr. MEILAN K. HAN,

Dr. Han reports that she receives research support from Novartis and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. She is a consultant for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; GlaxoSmithKline; and Mylan Inc.

Dr. MATTHEW L. MINTZ,

Dr. Mintz reports that he is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim; and GlaxoSmithKline. He is on the speakers bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim; and GlaxoSmithKline.

Credit Information:

CME Credit (Physicians):

CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit (Nurses):

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.5 contact hours.

Note to Nurse Practitioners:

Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):

ACPECME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) Universal Activity Number: Live: 0376-0000-19-029-L01-P Enduring: 0376-0000-19-029-H01-P

ABIM/MOC Credit:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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