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Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Apr 28—May 1
4 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
USD 1375
USD 343 per day

Description

Updates, New Guidelines, and Best Practices to Optimize Patient Outcomes

State-of-the-Art Practices for Diagnosis, Examination, Treatment, and Patient Counseling

This comprehensive course provides education and updates to optimize your care of patients with:

  • Chronic cough
  • COPD
  • Lung nodules
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Influenza
  • GERD
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sepsis
  • ARDS
  • Thromboembolism
  • Lung cancer
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Mycobacterial disease
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Neurological emergencies
  • Pleural disease
  • Lung transplantation
  • Bronchiectasis
  • All sessions are led by master clinicians who deliver information in inspiring and entertaining ways, and provide specific recommendations to incorporate the latest updates into your practice, including:

  • High-flow oxygen therapy for respiratory failure

  • Gut and lung microbiome: emerging implications for lung health

  • New biologic therapies

  • Pulmonary embolus: the latest treatment strategies

  • Expanded diagnostic options for mycobacterial infection

  • New recommendations for treating sepsis

  • ICU advances for ECMO and delirium

  • Guidance to conduct end-of-life discussions

  • Lung cancer: new targeted therapies and immunotherapies

  • Influenza: pathogenesis and emerging therapies

  • New oral antimicrobial agents

Participants also get a glimpse into the future of the field with short talks given by world-renowned experts on exciting, cutting-edge topics.

REASONS TO ATTEND

Practitioners from around the world attend this course for:

  • The most current guidelines for treating sepsis
  • Gut and lung microbiome: emerging implications for lung health
  • Best practices to apply the newest asthma and COPD drugs
  • Guidance to navigate controversies surrounding therapeutic hypothermia (including if and when to use it)
  • New approaches that improve outcomes for patients with unexplained chronic cough
  • When and how to utilize high-flow oxygen
  • When to consider ECMO in a hypoxemic patient
  • 2019 guidelines for management of lung nodules
  • Proper usage of new antithrombotic agents
  • Targeted therapies and immunotherapies for lung cancer
  • When to consider lung transplantation
  • When and how to use the new drugs in IPF
  • Expert advice on mycobacterial diagnostics and therapy
  • 2019 updates for severe influenza: pathogenesis, and when and how to employ peramivir, zanamivir, oseltamivir
  • New concepts in the use of vasopressors in septic shock
  • New drugs and combinations in pulmonary hypertension
  • New management strategies for pulmonary embolus

OPTIONAL HALF-DAY SLEEP MEDICINE WORKSHOP

Sleep Medicine for the Practicing Pulmonologist

Wednesday Afternoon, 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm

This special program provides a timely opportunity to learn about recent advances in Sleep Medicine and how they impact our practice of pulmonology.

Highlights of this practical, interactive educational experience include:

  • Updates for diagnosis and management of sleep-disordered breathing
  • State-of-the-art management algorithms
  • New technologies vs. the “gold standard” polysomnogram
  • Improved adherence to therapy

Led by Harvard Medical School’s James Mojica, MD, a nationally and internationally recognized specialist in both Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, participants will leave with specific recommendations to improve the clinical care of patients with sleep disorders.

Agenda

Day 1

7:00am to 7:55am Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:55am to 8:00am Welcome David J. Kanarek, MD

Sunday Morning Sessions

8:00am to 8:40am GERD in Pulmonology: When It Causes Lung Disease and How to Treat It David J. Kanarek, MD

8:40am to 9:20am Noninvasive Respiratory Support for Acute Respiratory Failure: Less May Not Be Best Robert M. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT

9:20am to 10:00am Emerging Concepts in COPD Bartolome R. Celli, MD

10:00am to 10:20am Coffee Break Refreshments provided

10:20am to 11:00am Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease: Detection, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Legal Implications L. Christine Oliver, MD

11:00am to 11:40am ECMO in 2019 Yuval Raz, MD

11:40am to 12:20pm Diagnosis and Management of IPF: When, Why and How to Use the Newest Drugs Sydney B. Montesi, MD

12:20pm to 1:40pm Break for lunch*

Lunch Hour Presentation

1:00pm to 1:30pm MGH Best Cases Fellows (Bring your own lunch)

Sunday Afternoon Sessions

1:40pm to 2:20pm Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis: Understanding CFTR and New Treatment Options Isabel Neuringer, MD

2:20pm to 3:00pm Sedation, Analgesia and Early Mobility: The State of the Art in 2019 Crystal M. North, MD

3:00pm to 3:40pm Interstitial Lung Disease and Autoimmune Disease: Optimizing Tests, Treatment, and Patient Outcomes Katharine E. Black, MD

3:40pm to 4:00pm Coffee Break Refreshments provided

4:00pm to 4:40pm Pleural Disease: 2019 Updates Colleen M. Keyes, MD, MPH

4:40pm to 5:20pm Uncommon and Rare Lung Disease Leo C. Ginns, MD

5:20pm to 6:00pm The Pulmonary Microbiome Peggy Lai, MD

Day 2

7:00am to 8:00am Meet the Professors/Continental Breakfast

Monday Morning Sessions

8:00am to 8:40am Prognosis and Uncertainty in the ICU Walter J. O’Donnell, MD

8:40am to 9:20am New Therapeutics in Lung Disease: Therapeutics and Immunotherapy Updates Benjamin D. Medoff, MD

9:20am to 10:00am Vasopressors in Septic Shock: A New Paradigm Jason Griffith, MD, PhD

10:00am to 10:20am Coffee Break Refreshments provided

10:20am to 11:00am Thoracic Ultrasound in Critical Care Calvin Huang, MD, PhD

11:00am to 11:40am Common Neurologic Issues in the ICU Sahar Zafar, MD

11:40am to 12:20pm ARDS: State-of-the-Art Strategies to Protect the Lung Kathryn A. Hibbert, MD

12:20pm to 1:40pm Break for lunch*

Lunch Hour Presentation

1:00pm to 1:30pm New Insights into Lung Adenocarcinoma through Proteogenomics Michael A. Gillette, MD, PhD (Bring your own lunch)

Monday Afternoon Sessions

1:40pm to 2:20pm Pneumonia (Community and Hospital Acquired): The Newest Guidelines and State-of-the-Art Treatment Strategies Benjamin T. Davis, MD

2:20pm to 3:00pm New Approaches to the Unexplained Chronic Cough Kai Saukkonen, MD

3:00pm to 3:40pm Atypical Mycobacterial Disease Rocío M. Hurtado, MD, DTM&H

3:40pm to 4:00pm Coffee Break Refreshments provided

4:00pm to 4:40pm Asthma: Ensuring Your Treatment Approaches Are Current with the State of the Art Aidan A. Long, MBBCh

4:40pm to 5:20pm Palliative Care Bethany-Rose Daubman, MD

Networking Reception at Massachusetts General Hospital

6:00pm to 8:00pm Reception in the East Garden Room Join us for hors d'oeuvres at MGH for networking and to meet faculty

Day 3

7:00am to 8:00am Meet the Professors/Continental Breakfast

Tuesday Morning Sessions

8:00am to 8:40am Interventional Pulmonology in 2019 Erik E. Folch, MD

8:40am to 9:20am Pathogenesis of Sepsis and Current Treatment Guidelines: Evolution of a New Paradigm B. Taylor Thompson, MD

9:20am to 10:00am Lung Transplantation: Updates on When to Refer, Lung Allocation, and Patient Selection Todd L. Astor, MD

10:00am to 10:20am Coffee Break Refreshments provided

10:20am to 11:00am Exercise and Cardiopulmonary Disorders: Indications and Interpretation Gregory D. Lewis, MD

11:00am to 11:40am Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Traditional Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapies, and Immunotherapies Rebecca Suk Heist, MD

11:40am to 12:20pm A New Cellular Narrative for Lung Disease Jayaraj Rajagopal, MD

12:20pm to 1:40pm Break for lunch*

Lunch Hour Presentation

1:00pm to 1:30pm Lunch Hour Presentation: MGH Best Cases Fellows (Bring your own lunch)

Tuesday Afternoon Sessions

1:40pm to 2:20pm Pandemics and Emerging Therapies Paul D. Biddinger, MD

2:20pm to 3:00pm Thrombotic Mechanisms and Antithrombotic Agents: How Do the New Oral Agents Fit In? David J. Kuter, MD, DPhil

3:00pm to 3:40pm Sarcoidosis: How to Approach Treatment Challenges Jeff Berman, MD

3:40pm to 4:00pm Coffee Break Refreshments provided

4:00pm to 4:40pm Pulmonary Embolism and DVT: Updates in Diagnosis and Improved Treatment Alison S. Witkin, MD

4:40pm to 5:20pm Pulmonary Hypertension: Evaluation and Controversy in Management Josanna M. Rodriguez-Lopez, MD

5:20pm to 6:00pm A Strategic Approach to the Management of Pulmonary Nodules: What Makes Sense? Theresa C. McLoud, MD

Day 4

7:00am to 8:00am Meet the Professors/Continental Breakfast
Wednesday Morning Sessions

8:00am to 8:40am New Diagnostic Approaches to Tuberculosis and Implications for Emerging Resistance in Other Pathogens Maha Farhat, MD, MSc

8:40am to 9:20am Therapeutic Hypothermia: Controversies and Consensus in 2019 David Greer, MD

9:20am to 10:00am Physiologic Crystalloids: Ready for Prime Time Lorenzo Berra, MD

10:00am to 10:20am Coffee Break Refreshments provided

10:20am to 11:00am IV Fluids and Responsiveness C. Corey Hardin, MD

11:00am to 11:40am Hemorrhage and ANCA-Associated Disease Frank B. Cortazar, MD

11:40am to 1:30pm Main Course Adjourns / Break for lunch*

Wednesday Afternoon Optional Add-On Program Sleep Medicine for the Practicing Pulmonologist

1:30pm to 2:15pm Obstructive Sleep Apnea James E. Mojica, MD, FAASM

2:15pm to 3:00pm Central Sleep Apnea James E. Mojica, MD, FAASM

3:00pm to 3:15pm Coffee Break Refreshments provided

3:15pm to 4:00pm Sleep Diagnostics: Home Testing, Lab-Based Testing, Pulse Oximetry, and Device Downloads Using Cards and Wi-Fi James E. Mojica, MD, FAASM

4:00pm to 4:45pm Noninvasive Ventilation for Neuromuscular Disorders and Alveolar Hypoventilation Syndromes James E. Mojica, MD, FAASM

Who should attend

  • Pulmonary Physicians
  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Internists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Residents and Fellows

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