COPD Treatment for Primary Care Providers
Part 2: 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 on COPD treatment for primary care providers, we are joined by Dr. Mihaela Stefan, a Program Officer with NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases, and Dr. MeiLan Han, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan. We’ll be discussing the range of treatments for patients diagnosed with COPD using spirometry, including lifestyle interventions, pulmonary rehabilitation, medications, and non-medication COPD treatments.
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Mihaela Stefan, MD: No relevant financial relationships
MeiLan Han, MD: Advisory Board: GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cipla, Chiesi, Novartis, Pulmonx, Teva, Verona, Merck, Mylan, Sanofi, DevPro, Aerogen, Polarian, Regeneron; Research: Astrazeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gala Therapeutics, Biodesix, the COPD Foundation and the American Lung Association; Stock Options from Meissa Vaccines and Altesa Biopharma; Consultant: GlaxoSmithKline.
Charles Vega, MD: Consultant, GlaxoSmithKline.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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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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