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Course Director

Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS
Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York

Faculty

MeiLan K. Han
MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Accredited by

Penn State College of Medicine

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

Optimal management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) begins with accurate diagnosis and ongoing, appropriate assessment of disease severity. The burden of COPD, and its associated morbidity and mortality, are not always recognized, and underdiagnosis remains prevalent. A personalized, evidence-based approach to the management of patients with COPD, including the selection of treatment based on various factors such as patient symptomatology, comorbidities, exacerbation risk, choice of inhalation device, and phenotypic characteristics, can help healthcare providers in guiding their patients down a path to successful treatment. Proper technique and adherence, as well as involving the patient in the creation of a COPD action plan and goal setting, so they may better manage COPD in their everyday life, are also key elements in a patient’s journey with COPD. In this activity, our expert panel explores the use of evidence-based guidelines in diagnosing patients and the therapeutic role of eosinophils. In addition, the panel discusses the creation of treatment plans, proper inhaler technique, and the importance of adherence for patients with COPD.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Employ evidence-based guidelines to accurately diagnose and monitor patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Discuss the potential role of eosinophils in selecting maintenance therapy for patients with COPD
  • Create maintenance treatment plans for patients with COPD, based on factors including efficacy, safety, patient symptomatology, comorbidities, and exacerbation risk
  • Apply strategies to ensure proper inhaler use and encourage goal setting and medication adherence for patients with COPD

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians involved in the management of COPD.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: November 29, 2019 - November 28, 2020
Time to Complete: 60 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, Penn State College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Chair

Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Bruce Webster Professor of Medicine
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York

Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Chiesi USA, Inc.; Gala; Genentech; GlaxoSmithKline; ProterixBio, Inc.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca; Bayer Corporation; Biogen; GlaxoSmithKline; Nitto Denko Corporation; Merck & Co., Inc.; Promedior, Inc.; Prometic Life Sciences Inc.; Respivant; and Veracyte, Inc.
Data Safety Monitoring Board for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech; and GlaxoSmithKline.

Faculty

MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; and Mylan Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Medical Director

Mary Grecco
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Mary Grecco has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Other PVI staff who may potentially review content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Penn State College of Medicine staff and faculty involved in the development and review of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Providership, Credit, and Support

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Information about CME credit for this activity is available by contacting Penn State at 717-531-6483 or ContinuingEd@hmc.psu.edu. Reference course # G6519 – 20-T.

Providership


This CME activity is jointly provided by Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

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