Overview

Join pulmonologist Dr. Matthew Drake as he discusses the current 2020 GOLD guidelines for treatment of COPD. Using patient case examples, he will outline how to assess patients with COPD to determine the most appropriate evidence-based treatment. Discussion will include which patients will benefit most from inhaled corticosteroids and when to consider triple inhaled therapy with combination of long-acting beta-2-agonist, long acting muscarinic antagonist and inhaled corticosteroids. 

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 10/9/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.

 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the detrimental effects of COPD exacerbations on patients’ quality of life, disease course, and health outcomes 
  • Accurately assess the treatable traits of COPD: symptom burden and risk of future exacerbations 
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines to individualize treatment of stable COPD based on symptom burden and exacerbation risk

 


Faculty

Matthew G. Drake, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Associate Program Director
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

 

 

Disclosures

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty: 

Matthew G. Drake, MD: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.

 

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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

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Designation Statement

This program has been approved for 0.4 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.26 hour of pharmacology.

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

Commercial Supporter

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Education Partner

Pri-Med Institute


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