2022 UPMC Shadyside Virtual Pulmonary Conference

February 15, 2022

This conference includes 7 speakers discussing the most up-to-date concepts and research on a variety of topics relevant to nurses and other healthcare workers who care for patients with a variety of pulmonary problems.  Topics include: 

  • Advantages of Robotic Assisted vs. Conventional Lung Surgery
  • COVID-19 Survivors: What are we seeing and hearing from survivors 2 years after the start of this pandemic
  • COVID-19 & Vaccine Update
  • Social Media: Posting, Privacy, etc.
  • Terminal Extubation: Process from start to finish
  • Legal Issues within Healthcare

Target Audience

Nurses, respiratory therapists, and other staff working with patients with pulmonary problems. 

Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to identify:

  • COVID 19 & Vaccination Updates
  • What it Looks Like to be a COVID 19 Survivor
  • Advantages of Robotic Assisted v. Conventional Lung Surgery
  • Social Media Posting, Privacy, etc.
  • Terminal Extubation from Beginning to End (including Peaceful Pause)
  • Legal Issues within Healthcare
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/15/2022 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/15/2022 - 3:00pm


Agenda Item



Advantages of Robotic Assisted vs. Conventional Lung Surgery

    Inderpal Sarkaria, M.D.


COVID-19 Survivors:  What are we seeing and hearing from survivors 2 years after the start of this pandemic

Jennifer McComb, M.D.


COVID-19 & Vaccine Update

Ashley Ayres


Social Media:  Posting, Privacy, etc.

   Kristopher Daugherty & Ramon Balut





Terminal Extubation:  Process from start to finish

  Angie Hockman


Legal Issues within Healthcare

   Linda Reid

Microsoft TEAMS
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

A link to the conference will be sent out to registered attendees via email closer to the date of the conference.

Respiratory CE (American Association for Respiratory Care/AARC): The learner will be awarded continuing education contact hour(s) for participating in the program for its entirety, upon completion and submission of an evaluation form.

Contact: Cathy Hulick, hulickcl@upmc.edu

Nursing CE:   

Contact: Linda Reid, reidlk@upmc.edu


Please login or register to take this course.

Registration Fee:

$20 if registered before February 2, 2022; $30 if registered between February 2, 2022 and February 10, 2022.

Registration Instructions:

Registration must be completed by February 10, 2022 at 5pm.  All attendees must register online.  

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to Cathy Hulick at hulickcl@upmc.edu. All cancellations must be received by February 10, 2022.  No refunds will be made after February 10, 2022.


Contact Cathy Hulick at hulickcl@upmc.edu or 412-623-2174  or  Breen Smith at smithbr@upmc.edu or 412-623-7114