The 12th Annual Pulmonary Medicine Symposium

Danville, PA US
October 17, 2023

This is a hybrid educational activity.  

The Annual Pulmonary CME Symposium highlights the local and global updates important for your practice in the field of Pulmonary Medicine. This conference is relevant for all of those who help care for patients with respiratory diseases across the spectrum of medicine.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and case managers.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • identify the diverse range of clinical manifestations of patients with interstitial lung disease and the initial approach to timely diagnosis
  • identify the state-of-the-art current management strategies for the care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including and understanding of current initiatives active within our institution
  • identify current invasive and non-invasive management options for patients with pleural disease, with a particular focus on malignant pleural disease and infected pleural disease in a multidisciplinary fashion
  • identify a proper diagnostic pathway for a patient with concerns for pulmonary hypertension
  • recognize currently available pulmonary devices and proper utility, including respiratory assist devices, oxygen modalities and inhaled medication delivery systems
  • demonstrate increase in comfort and confidence levels in identifying important chest radiographic findings
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
 
Attendance
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity on your continuing education transcript.  
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.50 ANCC
  • 5.50 Approved for AMA Credit
  • 5.50 Contact Hours
  • 5.50 CRCE
Course opens: 
08/04/2023
Course expires: 
11/24/2023
Event starts: 
10/17/2023 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
10/17/2023 - 2:15pm EDT
Cost:
$85.00
Rating: 
0
7:30 AM                     
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
7:55 AM                     
Welcome and Introductions 
 
8:00 AM                     
Interstitial Lung Disease: Antifibrotic Therapy
Yatin Mehta, MD
 
8:45 AM                     
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Global and Local Updates
Paul Simonelli, MD
 
9:30 AM                     
Life Threatening Pleural Infection: Opportunities for Intervention
Matthew A. Facktor, MD, FACS
 
10:20 AM                   
Nutrition Break
 
10:30 AM                   
Pulmonary Hypertension: What the Primary Provider Needs to Know
Sudheer Penupolu, MD
 
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM     
Lightening Round
 
11:15 AM                   
Oxygen Modalities
Jeffrey Rickert, DO
 
11:30 AM                   
Inhalers
Holly Schurk, MD
 
11:45 AM                   
Respiratory Devices
Dimple Tejwani, MD, MBBS
 
12:00 PM                    
Lunch
 
12:30 PM                    
Chronic Respiratory Failure: Case Studies
Dimple Tejwani, MD, MBBS & Sreelatha Naik, MD
 
1:15 PM                      
Radiologic Signs in Thoracic Imaging
Clara Chudow, MD
 
2:15 PM                      
Evaluations/Adjournment
 
*Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 
The Henry Hood Center for Health Research
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
United States
+1 (570) 271-6692

Travel

The Henry Hood Center for Health Research is located on the Geisinger Campus in Danville, Pennsylvania (Montour County), Exit 224 on Interstate 80. Routes 11 and 54 also intersect in Danville.

This conference will also be a virtual educational activity using Microsoft Teams. When you register for this activity and select virtual participation, the Microsoft Teams link will be sent to you one week prior to the conference.

Geisinger Faculty

Anna Chen, MD
Co-Activity Director
Director, PFT Diagnostics
Associate, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
Clinical Assistant Professor
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
 
Clara Chudow, MD
Director, Professional Services General Diagnostic Radiology
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Matthew A. Facktor, MD, FACS
System Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Geisinger Heart & Vascular Institute
 
Yatin Mehta, MD
Associate, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Sreelatha Naik, MD
Associate, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
 
Sudheer Penupolu, MD
Associate, Pulmonary Medicine
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Jeffrey Rickert, DO
Fellow Physician, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Holly Schurk, MD
Fellow Physician, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Paul Simonelli, MD, PhD
Associate, Pulmonary Medicine
Accountable Lead, Proven Care Program
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Jason Stankiewicz, MD
Co-Activity Director
Associate, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Dimple Tejwani, MD, MBBS
Associate, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Geisinger Medical Center
 

Accreditation 

In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Credit Designation

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this activity for 5.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

Other Credit

Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

Disclosure Policy 

Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

Available Credit

  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.50 ANCC
  • 5.50 Approved for AMA Credit
  • 5.50 Contact Hours
  • 5.50 CRCE

Price

Cost:
$85.00
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