0.25 CME/CE Credit

Patient Case Studies: COPD Screening, PRISm, and AAT DeficiencyPart 3: Lung Health Updates for Primary Care Providers: Conversations with NHLBI

Lung Health Updates for Primary Care Providers: Conversations with NHLBI is a series of CME podcast episodes produced by Pri-Med in partnership with Learn More Breathe Better®, a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. In this episode looking at patient case studies, we are joined by Dr. Mihaela Stefan, a Program Officer with NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases, and Dr. Elizabeth Oelsner, general internist and Irving Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Department of Medicine Division of General Medicine. We’ll be discussing profiles of three patients including an asymptomatic smoker, a smoker with respiratory symptoms but without spirometric evidence of COPD, and a COPD patient with history suggestive of AAT deficiency. Presented by Learn More Breathe Better and the Alpha-1 Foundation.


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0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Release Date: 1/30/2023

Expiration Date: 1/30/2024


Learning Objectives

  • Review  current recommendations for COPD screening
  • Summarize diagnostic criteria for COPD
  • Discuss initial management of COPD
  • Consider when to screen patients for alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency
  • Describe resources available to primary care clinicians and patients with COPD


Mihaela Stefan, MD, PhD

Program Officer with National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health 

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Elizabeth C. Oelsner, MD, MPH

Columbia University Department of Medicine 

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The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.

Mihaela Stefan, MD, PhD: No relevant financial relationships disclosed

Elizabeth Oelsner, MD, MPH: No relevant financial relationships disclosed

Charles Vega, MD (Moderator): Consultant with GlaxoSmithKline

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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Learn More Breathe Better®, a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health 

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Patient Case Studies: COPD Screening, PRISm, and AAT Deficiency