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Join us in Cleveland for a one-day symposium on COPD: Managing Individual Patients and Populations

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common chronic respiratory ailment and is a major driver of health care expenditure. Creating care plans for patients with COPD requires concurrent attention to nuances in disease presentation as well as application of multidisciplinary resources to optimize health care utilization. This symposium will discuss the recent advances in the care of patients with COPD and the current concepts in multidisciplinary COPD management programs.

Who Should Attend

This activity is designed for pulmonology, family medicine, and internal medicine physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and other health care professionals.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To

  • Describe the advances in pharmacotherapy, long-term oxygen use, imaging studies, endobronchial valves, and surgical therapy for COPD; summarize their implications for clinical practice
  • Discuss the recent advances and patient selection in lung volume reduction modalities in emphysema
  • Summarize knowledge and clinical impact of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Recognize the potential impact of COPD phenotypes on management strategies and incorporate them into COPD care plans
  • Review the role of disease management programs and telemedicine in the care of patients with COPD