Long-Term Maintenance in COPD Management: A Virtual Reality Tour of Drugs and Delivery Devices

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PROGRAM CHAIR

Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP
Adjunct Professor
Department of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Chief Science Officer
COPD Foundation
Miami, FL

FACULTY

Jill A. Ohar, MD, FCCP
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of Clinical Operations
Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunological Diseases
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This case-based online activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with COPD.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for US-based respiratory practitioners, including respiratory nurses and other members of the healthcare team who are involved in the management of patients with COPD.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss best diagnostic practices for COPD with an emphasis on early diagnosis
  • Describe the available bronchodilators and drug-delivery devices used for the treatment of COPD
  • Identify patient factors that influence the selection of COPD drugs and delivery devices as well as treatment adherence

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in treating and managing patients with COPD. CNE Credits: 2.0 ANCC Contact Hours.

CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Complete Conference Management will accredit this educational activity for 2.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or providers of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP, is a consultant and on the advisory board for Boeringher Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and TEVA.

Jill A. Ohar, MD, FCCP, is a consultant for Boeringher Ingelheim, Theravance Biopharma, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and Sunovion.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

The staff, planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CNE activity:

Matthew Frese, General Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Ana Maria Albino, Program Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Chris Drury, Scientific and Medical Services of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.
During this lecture, faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CNE credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
2. Participate in the enduring activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: August 30, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: August 30, 2019

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