Northwestern's Fifth Annual Advances in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine CME Sympsoium

Date & Location
Friday, September 14, 2018, 7:15 AM - 3:00 PM, Prentice Conference Center, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Family Practice, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Pulmonary Disease

Large gaps between best evidence-based care and actual clinical practice exist in pulmonary medicine and they carry a significant health burden. There have been several recent advances in the treatment of patients with various pulmonary conditions. Given the specialized nature of these diseases, it can be difficult for the community physician in clinical practice to maintain up to date knowledge regarding the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

  1. Explain and demonstrate advanced bronchial hygiene modalities for hyperinflation and airway clearance in patients with advanced lung disease.
  2. Describe the clinical, radiographic, and pathologic differences in patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features.
  3. Describe the diagnosis and new treatment modalities for patients with lung cancer.
  4. Review the complexity of guideline driven therapy for Group B patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  5. Compare the different modalities of treatment in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
  6. Explain the role of noninvasive ventilation in the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  7. Describe the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the treatment of critically ill patients.
  8. List important radiographic findings in the diagnosis of pulmonary diseases.
  9. Explain the role of lung transplantation in the treatment of interstitial lung disease.

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The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.