Overview

This interactive, discussion-based program led by a panel of expert faculty will review the latest GOLD guidelines recommendations and currently available inhaled therapies for the treatment of patients with COPD. In addition to considering risk factors for exacerbation, learners will identify COPD patients that are most likely to benefit from nebulized therapy and gain a thorough understanding of patient- and disease-specific factors that impact therapy and device selection for patients with COPD.

Learning Objectives

  • Review inhaled treatment options available for patients with COPD
  • Outline the risk factors associated with COPD exacerbation
  • Identify COPD patients that are most likely to benefit from nebulized therapy
  • Devise maintenance therapy for patients with COPD based on patient- and disease-specific characteristics

Faculty

Emily S. Wan, MD, MPH

Associate Physician
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 

Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
PA Program
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC
President
Palantir Healthcare, LLC
Boiling Springs, SC 

Carrie Pistenmaa, MD

Instructor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

pmiCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.


Designation Statement

This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, including 0.42 of pharmacology.  

Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty: 

Emily S. Wan, MD, MPH

No financial relationships to disclose.

Carrie Pistenmaa, MD

No financial relationships to disclose.

Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA 

Advisory Board for Novo Nordisk Inc. (obesity). Consultant for Novo Nordisk Inc. (obesity). Speaker's Bureau for Novo Nordisk Inc. (obesity).

 

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


Commercial Supporter

Mylan Specialty L.P.

Education Partner

Horizon CME


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Discussion of Off-Label Uses and Investigational Products
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