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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
  • Interventional pulmonology
  • 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
  • Incorporating new biologic therapies into your practice
  • Pulmonary embolus: the latest treatment strategies
  • Expanded diagnostic options for mycobacterial infection
  • New practice recommendations for treating sepsis
  • ICU advances for ECMO and delirium
  • Guidance to conduct end-of-life discussions
  • Lung cancer: new targeted therapies and immunotherapies
  • Updates in pulmonary pathology
  • Endobronchial volume reduction
  • Robotic bronchoscopy

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 IN 2020

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 and post-cardiac arrest neurologic prognosis
  • 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
  • 2020 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
  • 2020 updates for severe influenza: pathogenesis, and when and how to employ the new anti-viral agents
  • 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 WORKSHOPS:

Sleep Medicine for the Pulmonologist
Wednesday Afternoon, 1:30 – 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
  • Reimbursement
  • 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.

 

NEW
Interventional Pulmonology Tools and Techniques: Technology Review, Showcase, Simulations, and Hands-On Learning
Wednesday Afternoon, 1:00 – 4:30 pm

This novel program reviews new technologies and state-of-the-art techniques for:

  • Treating COPD
  • Diagnosis of the solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Management of difficult airways in the ICU
  • Management of emphysema valves
  • Management of an acute airway obstruction
  • Bronchoscopies

Facilitated by Colleen Keyes, MD, MPH and Erik Folch, MD, MSc, renowned specialists in Interventional Pulmonology, participants learn about:

  • The latest options for approaching the pulmonary ailments listed above with minimally invasive procedures
  • Decision-making criteria
  • Benefits and contraindications
  • Tips for performing each procedure covered in this workshop, or if you are referring patients to a specialist, how to set expectations for patients and address their questions

Simulations and Hands-on Learning

Unique to this program is the opportunity to work with these newer technologies. Participants will spend 30 minutes at each of the following seven stations:

  • Station 1: Tunneled pleural catheter                                     
  • Station 2: Acute obstruction of the airway
  • Station 3: Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy
  • Station 4: Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Station 5: Endobronchial valve placement
  • Station 6: Difficult airway management
  • Station 7: Robot bronchoscopy

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

Important to Note

To ensure a small-group, highly interactive learning experience, attendance is capped for this new program.  Early registration is strongly advised.