COPD CME Conference

COPD CME Conference

Enhancing COPD Management in Primary Care

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- EVENT HAS TAKEN PLACE

Thank you to our outstanding faculty and

engaged audience that made the day a success!


Bartolome R. Celli, MD, Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital

COPD CME Conference Day


At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Improve management of their patients with COPD by applying current COPD GOLD Guidelines

  • Describe the clinical features of COPD including the roles of inflammation, hyperinflation and airflow limitation highlighted in this course

  • Summarize the indications and benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in the care of the patient with advanced COPD

  • Appreciate and help patients avoid the common challenges to inhaler use and oxygen therapy.

  • Efficiently integrate tobacco cessation counseling into patient encounters and practical programming for smoking cessation/tobacco use disorder

  • Effectively manage COPD exacerbations and optimize post-hospitalization outcomes


7:45 AM                        Registration opens/ Breakfast buffet

8:30 – 9:30                   COPD in 2017 Overview/ GOLD Guidelines

Bartolome R. Celli, MD, Staff Physician, Pulmonary & Critical Care

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School                                           

9:30 – 10:30                  What Is COPD Anyway?

 David Kaminsky, MD

 Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

 Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont


BREAK (15 Minutes)                                              

10:45 – 11:45               The Role of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Integrated Care of the COPD Patient

     Linda Nici, MD, Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Section, Providence Veterans    Administration Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Brown University

11:45 – 12:30                LUNCH (provided)

12:30 – 1:45 PM            Smoking Cessation Panel:  Treating Tobacco UseDisorder

   State resources, local programs, integration of smoking cessation in practice


1:45 – 2:30                   Inhaler Use in COPD:  Challenges and Opportunities

     Donald A. Mahler, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Director of Respiratory Services, Valley Regional Hospital, Claremont, NH


BREAK (15 Minutes)

 2:45 – 3:30                  Managing COPD Exacerbations/ Post-Hospitalization Action Plan

Joseph C. Hou, MD, Pulmonologist Dartmouth Hitchcock, Manchester

 3:30 – 4:15                  Oxygen Therapy in COPD – When Needed and When Not

     Graham T. Atkins, MBCHB, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth  


All healthcare providers involved in the care and management of patients with COPD:  Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Hospitalists, Physical Therapists, and Quality Managers.

For CME curriculum information email

For Sponsorship Opportunities email Cindy Rybczyk at

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