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Harvard Medical School

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Apr 26—29, 2020
4 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 1375
USD 343 per day

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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

Experts

I have had an interest in Pulmonary Immunology for over 20 years. I began by looking at basic mechanisms of lymphocyte accumulation in response to cytokine signals, and I have gradually turned my interest to clinical and translational research. In the past ten years I have divided my time between...
Dr. Greer’s research interests include predicting recovery from coma after cardiac arrest, brain death, and multiple stroke-related topics, including acute stroke treatment and stroke prevention. He is a leader in the Neurocritical Care Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Amer...
L. Christine Oliver, MD, MPH, MS is President of Occupational Health Initiatives, Inc. She is an adjunct professor in the Occupational and Environmental Health Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto in Toronto, ON. Dr. Oliver is a member of the Ontario Tas...

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Apr 26—29, 2020
4 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 1375
USD 343 per day

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