2018 ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

EVENT DATE & TIME
Date(s) - 01/26/18 - 01/27/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

LOCATION
Quail Lodge & Golf Club


ADVANCING THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF LUNG CANCER, BRONCHIECTASIS AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE CARE

JOINTLY PROVIDED BY:

The California Thoracic Society

AND

The American Thoracic Society

A COMPREHENSIVE TWO DAY PROGRAM FOR PHYSICIANS, RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS, RNS, NPS, PAS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD OF PULMONARY MEDICINE
QUAIL LODGE, CARMEL, CA
EARN 13.5 CME CREDITS / 13.5 CEU CREDITS

CME STATEMENT

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Thoracic Society and California Thoracic Society. The American Thoracic Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Thoracic Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California Thoracic Society approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP599 for 13.5 contact hours.

The course meets the requirements for CE for RCPs in California.

Course Information

ACTIVITY SUMMARY:

The 15th Annual Carmel Conference gathers regional and national experts to discuss the latest advances in respiratory medicine. The diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) is one of the most complex tasks faced by physicians, advanced practice and allied health professionals. Friday’s program focuses on the multidisciplinary approach to this heterogeneous group of diseases with an emphasis on fundamentals, including diagnosis, radiology, management, as well as symptom control and newer drug therapies.

Day Two of the program continues with lung cancer, with updates on approaches to staging and new biologic therapies, then concluding with a multi-disciplinary panel and case review. After lunch, the program reconvenes with bronchiectasis as the primary topic and includes talks on primary ciliary dyskinesia and cystic brosis, among others.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The program is designed for all health care professionals involved with the care and treatment of patients with lung cancer, bronchiectasis, and interstitial lung disease, as well as corollary health issues. This includes physicians, respiratory therapists, NPs, PAs, RNs, CNSs, pulmonary fellows, pharmacists and scientists.

Educational Objectives:

  • Define Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and describe common trends in epidemiology and treatment
  • Describe diagnostic approaches to ILD; including use of HRCT
  • Identify 3 key manifestations of hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Describe the role of diagnostic testing in connective tissue associated ILD
  • Discuss 2 priorities in the diagnosis and treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
  • Identify 2 diagnostic criteria for sarcoidosis Describe priorities for symptom management in ILD
  • Discuss 2 key multidisciplinary approaches to management of ILD
  • Identify the role of lung transplantation in ILD
  • List the changes in the TNM staging system for lung cancer
  • Discuss the options for obtaining a diagnosis of a lung mass
  • Describe the treatment modalities, including molecular targeted therapies, that are now available for lung cancer
  • Recognize and be able to manage pulmonary manifestations of lung cancer and toxicities from its therapies
  • Compare and contrast the radiographic appearance and initial presentations for different potential etiologies for bronchiectasis
  • Summarize the therapeutic modalities that are available for managing patients with bronchiectasis
  • Describe the advances in diagnostic approach to patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Discuss the role for small molecule inhibitors in the management of patients with cystic fibrosis

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

CTS WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION/POSTER VIEWING

The first day concludes with an opportunity for networking while enjoying refreshments while also viewing poster abstracts submitted by Fellows. This event is integral to the program and all registrants are welcome.

CTS/WESTERN RESPIRATORY CLUB DINNER AND POSTER AWARD CEREMONY

Please join faculty, CTS leadership, poster presenters and others at this highlight of the conference. This is another great opportunity for networking with thought leaders and colleagues. John Balmes, MD, UCSF, Director, Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, PI, Northern California Education and Research Center will deliver a presentation entitled: “The Sonoma- Napa Fires: Health Impacts and Responses.” Separate registration and fees apply to this event – see the registration form for details.

Hotel Accommodations

A limited number of rooms are available at the Quail Lodge Resort at the rate of $179 per night. To reserve a room at Quail Lodge under our room block. contact. the hotel directly at 831-620-8866. In order to receive the special $179 per night rate plus taxes, you must give them Group Code #77296 OR click on the following link:

https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspxHotel=58674&Chain=14839&template=PSRBE&shell=PSRBE&arrive=1/26/2018&depart=1/27/2018&adult=1&child=0&group=77296

 

Cancellations

Cancellations received before January 15, 2018 are subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds or cancellations after January 15, 2018. Substitute attendees are permitted. All cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to: info@calthoracic.org.

Program Schedule

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Register for the CTS/Western Respiratory Club Dinner

Early Bird Deadline is December 31, 2017!

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