ATS 2018*: An Update on Scientific Advances and Clinical Strategies in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference was held in San Diego, California, May 18-23, 2018. The ATS International Conference is the longest-running, large-scale conference in the world offering groundbreaking research in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. In this activity, 2 experts summarize the key learnings from this year’s conference focusing on strategies in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients with COPD.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:
- Identify recent advances in the understanding of COPD pathophysiology, genetics, disease progression, and comorbidities
- Discuss recent advances in COPD treatment
Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS
Byron M. Thomashow, MD
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
|Faculty||Relationship Identified With:|
|Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS|
Consultant/Advisor: AstraZeneca, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Nitto, Novartis AG, Patara Pharma, Veracyte, Inc, Zambon Company S.P.A.
DSMB (Data Safety Monitoring Board): Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Genentech, Inc. Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline LLC
Grant/Research Grant: AstraZeneca, Bayer AG, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline LLCSpeaker’s Bureau: Eli Lilly and Company, MD Magazine, Prime Education, LLC, UpToDate, Inc., WebMD, LLC
|Byron M. Thomashow, MD||Consultant/Advisor: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, GlaxoSmithKline LLC|
Non-faculty: Lyerka Miller, PhD; Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD, hereby state that neither they nor their spouse/life partner have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline LLC.
Jointly provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Miller Medical Communications, LLC.
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Non-physician