SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
Jefferson's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is ranked as the best in Philadelphia and among the Top 15 hospitals in the nation for Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report. The pulmonologists at Jefferson deliver comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for diseases that affect the respiratory system.
Jefferson - Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals with the generous support of the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Foundation have established the Jefferson - Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center. The Center's priorities include expanding lung cancer care through development of a comprehensive program including evaluation and diagnosis in the lung cancer screening and nodule program, and growing surgical and oncologic care through partnerships with the Departments of Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology. The Center will also focus on growing the lung biology program as well as improve the care of patients with other respiratory diseases including asthma and sarcoidosis.
5th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium
Friday, March 10, 2017
In keeping with Jefferson's integrated approach to education and care, this Symposium is organized through the collaborative efforts of:
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson,
The 5th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium is specifically designed for specialists whose practice focuses on the screening, diagnosis, management, and treatment of lung cancer utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach.
Lung cancer is ranked as the leading cause of cancer-related mortality both in the US and worldwide. However, there have been dramatic advances in our understanding of the benefits of careful screening of high-risk individuals, the molecular biology of lung cancer, novel targets of importance, and the development of targeted therapies. The Course Directors, led by Dr. Ralph Zinner, MD, Professor and Director of Thoracic/Aerodigestive Program for the Department of Medical Oncology, have developed a multidisciplinary program, offering participants a unique opportunity to witness experts in the fields of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, and Oncology as they review the most current literature supporting how they manage and treat patients diagnosed with this disease.
Participants will examine case presentations from multiple perspectives, and gain in-depth understanding to how experienced healthcare providers approach difficult patient care decisions. The program will also emphasize updated approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and will reinforce best practices through lively interactive case-based presentations, providing the opportunity for in-depth discussions on how the information presented at the conference can impact participant competency and their patient care processes, and allowing for a significant opportunity for audience members to interact with program faculty and discussants.
Attendees will participate in a "mock tumor board" as a multi-disciplinary panel interacts. Experts in the fields of Surgery, Oncology, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine will review and analyze cases drawn from practice and develop management strategies to optimize patient care.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
A maximum of 7.16 contact hours will be awarded to participants.
- Reducing heart failure readmission
- Heart and sleep disorder controversies
- COPD/asthma and sleep
- Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
Sleep, Heart and the Lungs... Connecting the Dots
Friday, May 6, 2016
This symposium was uniquely designed by course directors Sunil Sharma, MD and Paul Mather, MD to focus on the complex interplay between sleep, the heart and lungs.
Appropriately managing these related disorders using a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach can reduce recurrent admissions for patients with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obesity hypoventilation syndrome and pulmonary hypertension.
Specialty physicians, hospitalists, nurses and allied health professionals in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, internal medicine and primary care will find practical strategies for improving patient care and outcomes through presentations from recognized experts, interactive panel discussions and hands-on learning.
American Thoracic Society president, Atul Malhotra, MD will deliver the keynote lecture on Adaptive Servo Ventilation therapy.
Topics from Jefferson faculty include:
A maximum of 6 contact hours will be awarded to participants.
1st Annual Pulmonary Update: Practical Topics for the Primary Care Provider
April 27, 2012
The Inaugural Pulmonary Update Conference: Practical Topics for the Primary Care Provider will present both common pulmonary problems confronting the primary care provider as well as emerging areas that these providers need to be aware of. Educational sessions during the conference will address the knowledge and performance gaps of the target audience in the complex areas of screening and diagnosis of pulmonary disease, providing expert guidance for the management of abnormal testing results. Specific attention will be paid to the appropriate approaches to vexing cough syndrome, community acquired pneumonia and cryptic dyspnea and its role in vascular disease. The conference features a keynote address on sleep disorders by Dr. Naresh Punjabi, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins. A key feature of the conference lies in the round table discussion, which will provide the opportunity for in depth discussions on how the information presented at the conference can impact participant competency and their patient care processes. This section also includes a significant opportunity for audience members to interact with program faculty and discussants.
Jefferson Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.
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