Course Overview



This course will be held again on
April 29 - May 2, 2018.

Information contained in this site is for the 2017 program.
Information for the 2018 program coming soon.



The New Updates, Guidelines, and Best Practices that Are Improving Patient Outcomes


Education to Optimize Diagnosis, Examination, Treatment, 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.


Sleep Medicine for the Practicing Pulmonologist
Wednesday Afternoon, 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Given the high demand among pulmonary specialists for practical, state-of-the-art education on sleep disorders and sleep medicine, the 2017 program includes this special, optional half-day workshop to:

  • Advance your understanding of sleep-disordered breathing
  • Review available sleep diagnostics
  • Provide management algorithms for pulmonologists
  • Update your knowledge for diagnosis and management of sleep-disordered breathing
  • Help you navigate new technologies that are (and are not) acceptable replacements for the “gold standard” polysomnogram
  • Provide guidance on telemedicine that improves adherence to therapy

See the schedule page to view the agenda for this intensive educational opportunity.