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.
- 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.
Online registration is now closed. Individuals interested in attending can register on-site for this conference. | Download Registration Form