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Treatment of COPD: Stepwise Approach to Treatment and Attempts to Alter the Natural History of the Disease


NOTE: Although this activity is no longer certified for credit, we believe that it contains important information and hope you’ll review, print or email it to a colleague.

Title:
Treatment of COPD: Stepwise Approach to Treatment and Attempts to Alter the Natural History of the Disease
Release Date:
07/09/2010
Expiration Date:
07/09/2011
Topics:
COPD
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Activity Format:
Expert Perspective
Credits:
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

 
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CME Information

Learning Objectives:

Incorporate COPD drug therapy in a stepwise approach, and discuss recent attempts to alter the natural course of COPD in order to improve patient outcomes with respect to premature death and progressive loss of lung function.

Faculty:

Written By: Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD, Professor of Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Associate Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Edited By: Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD, pmiCME

Financial Disclosures:

Dr Peters discloses that he receives consulting fees from Aerocrine, AstraZeneca, Genentech/Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Sepracor, TEVA, Abbott Laboratories, and AsthmaTx, and research funding from Abaris, Altana, Boerhinger Ingelheim, Centocor, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Medimmune, Pfizer, Schering, Wyeth, the American Lung Association, and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Asthma Clinical Research Network.

Ms Skowronski discloses she holds stock in Merck.

Nizar N. Jarjour, MD, Educational Content Reviewer, discloses that he has consulting relationships with Asthmatx and Genentech-Novartis, and research funding from GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., and MedImmune.

Steven Folstein, Director of Education, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, has no financial relationships to disclose.

pmiCME along with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) are part of the ACES (Asthma and COPD Education Solutions) Consortium. This national CME initiative is a coordinated effort to improve the standards of care for patients with non-contagious chronic respiratory conditions. Funding for this initiative is obtained from multiple sources including commercial support. Receipt of these funds is project based and acknowledged by the partner organizations that are responsible for those identified projects.

pmiCME and AAAAI receive funding from GlaxoSmithKline in support of this educational activity, which is part of the ACES Consortium initiative.

Commercial Support:

pmiCME and AAAAI, through the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, received funding from GlaxoSmithKline in support of this educational activity, which is part of the ACES Consortium initiative.

Education Partner:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Accreditation and Credit Designation:

This educational program is conceived and credited in accordance with ACCME's Essential Areas and Policies, including the 2004 Updated Standards for Commercial Support. Pri-Med faculty hail from a variety of institutions and participate in content development, along with pmiCME's Advisory Boards and its expert review partners, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Tufts Health Care Institute. All final decisions about program content are the responsibility of pmiCME.

Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. pmiCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit:

Complete this activity. Answer the questions in the attached posttest and evaluation. Click on "claim credit" and follow the instructions to print out the credit certificate.