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Patient Caregiver Connection: Novel Approaches to Optimizing Outcomes in COPD

Patient Caregiver Connection: Novel Approaches to Optimizing Outcomes in COPD

Format

Roundtable

Time to Complete

1.75 hours

Released

June 29, 2018

Expires

June 29, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.75 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.75 / CNE Contact Hours

Accredited Provider



Provided by Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Program Description

During this Patient Caregiver Connection, a multidisciplinary panel of expert faculty will introduce available tools, discuss guidelines, and suggest strategies that improve care for people with COPD. This activity is enhanced with a patient’s own story and perspective, from diagnosis to daily challenges with advice for anyone burdened with COPD.

Intended Audience

This activity is directed to pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, internal medicine and primary care physicians, geriatricians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with COPD.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, clinicians should be better able to:
  • Discuss the symptoms and risk factors for COPD, in addition to the importance of early recognition and routine spirometry in at-risk patients
  • Explain the impact of disease severity and patient symptoms, needs, and preferences in providing individualized treatment with goals of slowing the decline of lung function, providing symptomatic relief, and managing disease-related exacerbations
  • Review the efficacy and safety of new and emerging therapeutic options for patients with COPD
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge to appropriately educate and counsel patients with COPD

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of PER® to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its CME activities. In compliance with ACCME guidelines, PER® requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that creates a COI.

Additionally, PER® is required by ACCME to resolve all COI. PER® has identified and resolved all COI prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Faculty and Program Participants

Moderator
Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP

Attending Physician, Collegeville Family Practice
Medical Director, Health Services, Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA
Cofounder, Brookside Family Practice and Pediatrics
Assistant Medical Director, Health Services, Hill School
Pottstown, PA

Dr. Doghramji has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Chair
Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS

Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Bruce Webster Professor of Medicine
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

Dr. Martinez discloses the following:
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim.
Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim, Miller, NACE, , Novartis.
Consultant: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Proterix Bio, Genentech, Novartis, Pearl, Theravance

Faculty
Michael B. Foggs, MD, FAAAI, DFACAAI, FCCP

Chief of Allergy and Immunology
Advocate Medical Group
Advocate Health Care
Chicago, IL

Dr. Foggs discloses the following:
Consultant: AstraZeneca, Circassia.
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Circassia, Novartis, Sunovion

Alanna E. Kendig, FNP-BC, CCRN
Nurse Practitioner
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York
Instructor of Practice, Nursing
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Riverdale, NY

Ms. Kendig has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Credit

1.75

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN).

Designation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.75

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN).

Designation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.75 Contact Hours.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only, and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or nurse relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient's medical condition.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity.

Instructions

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the pre-assessment questions, view the activity in its entirety, and complete the post-test and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 70% on the post-test. You will receive a digital copy of your credit certificates at the conclusion of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact ceinfo@permedical.com.

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