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!

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

Learning Objectives:

  • 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
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
Professor of Medicine, Brown University
11:45 – 12:30  LUNCH (provided)
12:30 – 1:45 Smoking Cessation Panel: Treating Tobacco Use Disorder
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
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  

Who Should Attend?

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.