Fighting to Breathe: Ensuring Quality COPD Care for All
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November 5, 2021
November 5, 2022
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This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.
In collaboration with the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers and the COPD Foundation.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
- Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Respiratory Care — maximum of 1.0 Contact Hour(s)
All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of internists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with COPD.
Racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by COPD, with significantly higher rates of exacerbations, hospitalizations, and deaths compared with white people. Primary care-driven efforts are urgently needed to uproot the disparities in COPD care that contribute to these bleak outcomes. Join us for a multimedia, expert-led exploration of evidence-based strategies you can use now to identify COPD sooner and to provide effective, safe, and equitable treatment to people of color.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify risk factors, signs, and symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that warrant a high index of suspicion and further evaluation across diverse patient subsets
- Formulate evidence-based treatment plans for patients with COPD based on symptom severity and exacerbation history
- Devise COPD treatment plans that accord with patients’ needs, capabilities, and preferences
Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS
Professor, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
Staff Physician, The South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, TX
Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS (Chair)
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
Ramon Reyes, MD
Medical Director and Principal Investigator
Bandera Family Medical Group
San Antonio, TX
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Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS
- Research Funding: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; GlaxoSmithKline; Suneva Medical, Inc (all funds paid to medical school)
Fernando Martinez, MD, MS
- Advisor: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; GlaxoSmithKline
- Research Funding: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Chiesi Limited; GlaxoSmithKline; Sanofi-Regeneron
- Other: Medtronic (Adjunction Committee)
Ramon G. Reyes, MD has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose
The following COPD Foundation staff reviewer and planner have the following financial relationship(s) to disclose.
- Consultant: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
- Stocks: GlaxoSmithKline
Kristen Szymonik, BS, RRT, AE-C has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Independent peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
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