UPMC Hamot 2020 Pulmonary Update

Erie, PA US
April 17, 2020

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. 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. 

UPMC Hamot is excited to welcome our guest speaker for this years conference, Len Geiger!

Len will talk about his life before and after his diagnosis of a rare genetic disorder known as Alpha-1. Len has been featured in Sports Illustrated, the Today Show, the Discovery Health Channel, HBO's "Real Sports with Bryan Gumbal," and ABC's "World News Tonight with Charles Gibson."

 

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, hospitalists, advanced practice providers, and nurses, as well as other healthcare professionals will benefit from attendance at this activity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss rationale for various aspects of pulmonary function testing
  • Recognize appropriate testing for patients with suspected lung disease
  • Review pulmonary function test results and reports
  • Discuss the basic types of chest imaging available
  • Analyze the results of chest radiography
  • Review next steps after receiving abnormal chest imaging results
  • Identify common indications for thoracic surgery
  • Compare and contrast the advantages and limitations of minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques
  • Review the various types of lung cancer
  • Describe the current standard and novel treatment options for lung cancer
  • Discuss future directions in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Assess various multidisciplinary approaches to a lung cancer patient case
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Review the diagnostic modalities and treatment options for Alpha-1
  • Assess the impact Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency has from a patient perspective
  • Review the classifications of pleural effusions
  • Discuss the diagnostic approach of pleural effusions
  • Describe the therapeutic options for pleural effusions                                
  • Discuss the history and prevalence of vaping
  • Review the current CDC approach for vaping
  • Describe pulmonary rehab guidelines for inclusion and treatment modalities
  • Discuss the importance of pulmonary rehab as an adjunct modality to pulmonary treatment
  • Review benchmark goals and logistics of a pulmonary rehab program
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/31/2020
Course expires: 
04/16/2020
Event starts: 
04/17/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/17/2020 - 6:00pm
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
United States
+1 (814) 455-1260

The Bayfront Convention Center in Erie is connected to the Sheraton Bayfront Hotel and Courtyard Bayfront.

Attire:

Attire for the seminar is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the conference.

Special Needs:

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs (i.e. gluten free 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 814-877-5691.

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COURSE DIRECTORS:

 

Mario Kinsella, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Department of Pulmonology
UPMC Hamot
 
 

Stephen Kovacs, DO, FCCP

Department of Pulmonology

UPMC Hamot

FACULTY:

Peter Depowski, MD

Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine

UPMC Hamot

Christopher Lau, MD

Department of Pulmonology

UPMC Hamot

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Anand Popuri, DO, MS

Pulmonology Fellowship

UPMC Hamot

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Aaron Rucks, DO, MS

Department of Radiology

UPMC Hamot

David Seastone, DO, PhD

Department of Oncology

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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Manisha Shende, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery

UPMC Hamot


Special thanks to the members of our planning committee:

Dawn Brown RN, Haylee Esposito, Mario Kinsella, MD, Stephen Kovacs, DO, Brenna Lee, PA-C, Margaret Pett, and Sally Sunseri, RN 

Featuring:

AMA Category 1 Credit

ANCC Credit

AAPA Credit

Pending:

AOA Category 1 Credit

AAFP Credit

 

Available Credit

  • 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 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/31/2020
Course expires: 
04/16/2020

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact the Hamot CME Department at 814-877-5691, or send an e-mail to HAM_CME@upmc.edu

Please login or register to take this course.

Registration will be opening soon!

 

Registration Fees:

The registration fee includes the seminar, electronic educational materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch.

 

Early Registration
Postmarked on or before April 3, 2020

Registration
Postmarked after April 3, 2020

Physicians
 

$120

$140

Advanced Practice Providers

$75

$95

Nurses and Health Care Professionals

 

$60

$80

Residents, students, and other trainees
 

$30

$50

Cancellation policy

Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before April 3, 2020, will be completely refunded. After April 3, 2020, a $30 administration fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made after April 13, 2020. However, substitutes are welcome. Please notify UPMC Hamot’s CME Department of substitutions and cancellations, via email to ham_cme@upmc.edu or by telephone at 814-877-4011, or via USPS mail to: UPMC Hamot CME Department, 201 State St., Erie, PA 16550.