General Medicine Review: Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders

Venue: Holland America\'s ms Westerdam

Location: From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 08, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 15, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 06, 2009
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Target Audience
Internists, Pulmonologists, Sleep Specialists, Nurses

Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to review current diagnosis and management of patients with acute and chronic pulmonary diseases with particular emphasis on sleep disorders.

Preliminary Objectives for activity
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
o Discuss the importance of proper chest pain diagnosis
o Appreciate the utility and shortcomings of the PSI and CURB-65
o Differentiate between imaging methods used in diagnosing DVT
o List the most common barriers to quitting smoking
o Review the epidemiology of asthma
o Outline the most common sleep state disorders
o Define insomnia disease state and describe approaches to diagnose and assess insomnia based on standard criteria
o Evaluate Obstructive Sleep Apnea
o Review the latest treatment options for COPD
o Evaluate chronic cough
o Assess Dyspnea
o Discuss lung cancer diagnosis and treatment


Additional Information

14 CME Category 1 Credits 14 Contact Hours Course Fee Physicians $695 All Others - Course Fee $450