• FREE

    Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD): improving treatment and reducing barriers to care

    Topics covered in Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD): improving treatment and reducing barriers to care include:
    Epidemiology, clinical features, presentation, pathophysiology, and disease progression, patient population identification among healthcare professionals of different specialties, diagnostic tests, genetic testing and patient cases.

    After completing Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD): improving treatment and reducing barriers to care, you will be able to:
    • Describe the pathophysiology of AATD and how it impacts treatment of the disorder
    • Assess the clinical significance of AATD laboratory results and apply them to patient cases
    • Describe the clinical presentation of patients with A1ATD and, given a patient case, formulate a treatment plan
    • Recall barriers to care for AATD and its clinical management in current practice

    Target Audiences:
    Pulmonologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in pulmonology and internal medicine; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with AATD.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: June 26, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: June 26, 2019
  • FREE

    Pilot for Pulmonary COPD Expert Interviews

    Pilot for Pilot for Pulmonary COPD Expert Interviews reviews topics including:
    • What is the 2017 GOLD standard for managing patients with COPD?
    • Stepping up or stepping down – which direction for COPD patients?
    • Is the delivery system a good match for your patients with COPD?

    After completing the Pilot for Pilot for Pulmonary COPD Expert Interviews, you should be better able to:
    • Examine the data and expert recommendations concerning the use of ICS in patients with COPD
    • Evaluate data on the use of single and combination bronchodilators in patents with COPD
    • Discuss clinical scenarios where ICS should or should not be considered

    Target Audiences:
    Pulmonologists, critical care clinicians and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with COPD.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: .75
    • CME credits awarded by: The France Foundation
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: May 31, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: May 31, 2018
  • FREE

    Systemic Sclerosis Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD): Optimizing Treatment Strategies

    Systemic Sclerosis Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD): Optimizing Treatment Strategies is a free CME course that looks into the diangosis and treatment of Systemic Sclerosis Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD).

    Topics covered in this course include

    • SSc-ILD Epidemiology and risk factors
    • SSc-ILD Pathophysiology
    • SSc-ILD Diagnosis
    • Treatment of SSc-ILD
    • SSc-ILD

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Describe the etiology of SSc-ILD and its impact on patient clinical presentation and available pharmacotherapeutic treatments
    • Describe the prevalence, clinical features, and presentation of SSc-ILD
    • Evaluate treatments plans for SSc-ILD patients and suggest appropriate therapies, where applicable, based on individual presentations
    • Describe present and emerging drug therapies for management of SSc-ILD and apply them to patient cases taking into account the patient’s history
    • Describe clinical and logistical challenges associated with treating and educating patients with SSc-ILD

    Target audience: The following HCPs: pulmonologists, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, pathologists, dermatologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists specializing in pulmonology; and any other HCPs who have an interest in or otherwise clinically encounter patients with Ssc-ILD.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: August 20, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: July 20, 2020