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Free Continuing Medical Education Symposium

Gitlin Primary Care Update – Pulmonary Care

Friday, May 6, 2022
Jefferson Abington Hospital
FREE Hybrid Conference


Topic-Specific Objectives

Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Lung Disease

Michael W. Lake, MD
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Discuss how to identify patients with lung disease who are at higher risk when undergoing surgery

  2. Describe the role of pulmonary testing in clearing patients for surgery

  3. Review the use of pulmonary medications in the perioperative period

  4. Formulate a plan for the use of home CPAP for hospitalized patients


Sleep Disorders in Primary Care

Sunil S. Nair, MD
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the epidemiology and impact of sleep apnea
  2. Describe the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea
  3. Compare and contrast home versus hospital-based sleep studies
  4. Discuss the practical aspects of the use of home CPAP machine

Pulmonary Function Testing 101

John C. Madara, MD
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Describe how to perform Pulmonary Function testing in the office
  2. Review when to refer patients for more extensive pulmonary testing
  3. Discuss how to interpret PFTs to diagnose obstructive and restrictive lung disease
  4. Discuss the role of diffusing capacity in evaluating patients with lung disease

The Patient with COPD: Pearls for Primary Care

Michael J. Reilly, DO
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the epidemiology of COPD and the impact of tobacco use on the disease
  2. Utilize the GOLD guidelines in identifying treatment strategies for patients
  3. Describe the indications for dual bronchodilator therapy
  4. Discuss the indications for triple therapy (LABA/LAMA/IC)

The Approach to the Patient with a Pulmonary Nodule

Rajeshkumar R. Patel, MD
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the Lung cancer screening guidelines and its recent changes

  2. Discuss the evaluation of a patient with a lung nodule

  3. Describe the impact of lung cancer screening on cancer mortality


Jefferson Lung Cancer Screening Program

Anne Marie Kinsey, CRNP

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Jesse Roman, MD
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Discuss how the tissue remodeling process affects essentially all lung conditions and results in chronic lung disease ranging from severe asthma and COPD to IPF

  2. Review the clinical presentation and evaluation of pulmonary fibrosis

  3. Describe the comprehensive approaches to the management of patients with pulmonary fibrosis


Updates in Lung Cancer

Kevin Y. Hou MD
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of lung cancer in the US
  2. Describe approach to the patient with a lung mass
  3. Review the role of genetic markers in the individualization of cancer treatment
  4. Review newer therapies for lung cancer

Allergy Issues in Primary Care

John Kuryan, MD
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Illustrate the evaluation of a patient with varying levels of allergy (respiratory, skin, GI, etc).

  2. Review the accuracy of RAST (Immunocap) tesing versus skin testing

  3. Discuss the approach to the role of SLIT (sub-lingual immunotherapy) vs allergy shots

  4. Discuss an approach to patients with severe food allergies


Asthma

Neil S. Skolnik, MD
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review GINA and NIH Guidelines for the Treatment of Asthma

  2. Discuss the role of inhaled steroids for intermittent asthma

  3. Discuss the role of SMART (Single Maintenance and Reliever Therapy) therapy for asthma

  4. Review the place of LAMAs in the treatment of asthma