UPMC Hamot 2019 Pulmonary Update Seminar
Join your colleagues and gain the latest updates and practice guidelines in pulmonary care. This activity has been designed to increase the participant’s knowledge of some of the most common pitfalls in pulmonary medicine. Specific topics were selected based on current therapies, treatments, and ways to improve pulmonary care for patients. Electronic handouts will be made available to conference attendees. This activity is expected to result in increased confidence in making a diagnosis and providing effective treatment, referral, and follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.
Primary care physicians, hospitalists, advanced practice providers, and nurses, as well as other health care professionals will benefit from attendance at this activity.
- Review pathophysiology of vapor and its effects on the lungs
- Compare and contrast dangers between traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes
- Recognize complications of hypoxemia
- Discuss the testing required for oxygen qualification
- List the various delivery methods for oxygen
- Discuss the approach to a patient with suspected narcolepsy
- Recognize diagnostics for patients with suspected narcolepsy and the associated treatment options
- Explain the importance of low-dose lung cancer screening
- Review new and innovative diagnostic tools used in lung cancer diagnosis
- Summarize robotic bronchoscopy procedures and its use in early lung cancer diagnosis
- Assess the impact interstitial lung disease has from a patient’s perspective
- Describe the approach to a patient with suspected interstitial lung disease
- Review the diagnostics for patients with suspected interstitial lung disease and the associated treatment options
- Review diagnostic criteria for pulmonary hypertension
- Discuss utilization and interpretation of right heart catheterization and the implications for patient treatment
- Review outpatient strategies to minimize hospital readmissions for COPD exacerbation
- Discuss the concept of chronic cough as a neuropathic disorder
- Review the pathophysiology of chronic refractory cough
- Summarize current approaches for management of chronic cough
- Identify common indications for thoracic surgery
- Compare and contrast the advantages and limitations of minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques
- List the organisms that most often cause pneumonia
- Discuss outpatient management of pneumonia
- Discuss best practices for treating patients with pneumonia who are allergic to penicillin
7:15 to 8 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
8 to 8:05 a.m. Introduction
8:05 to 8:35 a.m. Vaping and eCigs — What You Need To Know Anand Popuri, DO, MS
8:35 to 9:05 a.m. The How-To of O2 Brenna Lee, PA-C
9:05 to 9:35 a.m. Sleep and Narcolepsy Update Mario Kinsella, MD, FCCP, FAASM
9:35 to 9:50 a.m. Break
9:50 to 10:20 a.m. Emerging Technologies for Lung Cancer Diagnosis Stephen Kovacs, DO, FCCP
10:20 to 10:35 a.m. Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) From a Patient’s Perspective Joe Matheis, ILD Patient
10:35 to 11:20 a.m. Provider’s Insight to Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Mario Kinsella, MD, FCCP, FAASM
11:20 to 11:50 a.m. AM Panel Discussion
11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Networking
12:30 to 1 p.m. Pulmonary Hypertension From the Cardiologist’s Perspective Robert Maholic, DO, FACC, FSVM
1 to 1:30 p.m. Outpatient Follow-Up for COPD Admissions Christopher Lau, MD
1:30 to 2 p.m. Upper Airway Etiologies of Cough … It’s Not All Sinus-Related Ruthann Lipman, DO
2 to 2:15 p.m. Break 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Advances in Thoracic Surgery Manisha Shende, MD
2:45 to 3:15 p.m. Outpatient Management for Pneumonia J. Gus Lewis, DO
3:15 to 3:45 p.m. PM Panel Discussion
3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment
The program is being held in the West Ballroom at the Bayfront Convention Center at 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, Pa.
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs (i.e., glutenfree or vegan meal, private room for nursing mothers, handicap accessibility) will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling UPMC Hamot’s CME office at 800-352-2553 or 814-877-4011
Mario Kinsella, MD, FCCP, FAASM Department of Pulmonology UPMC
Hamot Stephen Kovacs, DO, FCCP Department of Pulmonology UPMC Hamot
Mario Kinsella, MD, FCCP, FAASM Department of Pulmonology UPMC Hamot
Stephen Kovacs, DO, FCCP Department of Pulmonology UPMC Hamot
Christopher Lau, MD Department of Pulmonology UPMC Hamot
Brenna Lee, PA-C Department of Pulmonology UPMC Hamot
J. Gus Lewis, DO Department of Infectious Disease UPMC Hamot
Ruthann Lipman, DO Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Robert Maholic, DO, FACC, FSVM Department of CV Medicine and Surgery UPMC Hamot
Anand Popuri, DO, MS Pulmonology Fellowship UPMC Hamot
Manisha Shende, MD Department of Thoracic Surgery UPMC Hamot
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine designates this program for a maximum of six and a half hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
UPMC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to designate AAPA Category 1 credits for activities designed primarily for its own learners and other learners within its network
UPMC Provider unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- 6.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 6.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.50 Attendance
Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before March 22 will be completely refunded. After March 22, a $30 administration fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made after April 1, 2019. However, substitutes are welcome. Please notify UPMC Hamot's CME Department of substitutions and cancellations, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 800-352-2553 or 814-877-4011, or via USPS mail to: UPMC Hamot CME Department, 201 State St., Erie, PA, 16550.
Attire for the conference is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you dress in layers and bring a light jacket or sweater with you to the conference.