Course Overview



This course will be held again on
April 26 - 29, 2020.

Information contained in this site is for the 2019 program.
Information for the 2020 program not yet available.

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.


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

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.

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