Free webinar on COPD - 21st Aug 19
1.5 CME Credit points
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply evidence-based treatment guidelines to treatment decisions for patients with COPD.
- Select inhaled maintenance treatment for patients with COPD based on various factors including clinical evidence, delivery device, symptomatology, and exacerbation risk.
- Employ multidisciplinary approaches to optimize the continuity of care between primary care practice and pulmonology clinics for patients with COPD.
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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.
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.
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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
- Primary care physicians
- Physician assistants
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.
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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.