2019 ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

EVENT DATE & TIME
Date(s) - 01/18/19 - 01/19/19
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

LOCATION
Portola Hotel & Spa


ARDS: ADVANCED STRATEGIES IN VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT; ADVANCES IN SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING AND NONINVASIVE VENTILATION

JOINTLY PROVIDED BY:

The California Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society

And in cooperation with CALIFORNIA SOCIETY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE

A COMPREHENSIVE TWO DAY PROGRAM FOR PULMONOLOGISTS, CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIANS, INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS, SLEEP SPECIALISTS, IN-TRAINING FELLOWS AND RESIDENTS, NPs, PAs, RNs, RTs, SLEEP TECHNOLOGISTS, PharmDs AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD OF PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE AND SLEEP MEDICINE.
PORTOLA HOTEL, MONTEREY, CA
EARN 13.50 CME CREDITS / 13.50 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 (ATS) and California Thoracic Society (CTS). The ATS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ATS designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.50 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 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP599 for 13.50 contact hours.

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

Course Information

ACTIVITY SUMMARY:

This conference brings together regional and national experts to discuss the latest advances in respiratory medicine. ARDS and Sleep Disordered Breathing are complex respiratory conditions faced by physicians, advanced practice and allied health professionals in the critical care, inpatient and ambulatory settings.

Friday’s program focuses on the multidisciplinary approach to ARDS evaluation and management with an emphasis on complex case-based discussions and ventilator strategies.

Saturday’s program focuses on evidence-based sleep apnea evaluation and management, complex sleep disordered breathing including sleep hypoventilation syndromes and noninvasive ventilation. The afternoon hands-on sessions will educate providers on appropriate uses of noninvasive ventilation, interpreting reports from devices and daytime use of noninvasive ventilation for chronic respiratory failure syndromes.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The program is designed for all health care professionals involved with the care and treatment of patients with ARDS, Sleep Apnea Syndromes, Sleep-Related Hypoventilation Syndromes including COPD, Obesity Hypoventilation, Neuromuscular Diseases and Chronic Respiratory Failure. This includes pulmonologists, critical care physicians, internal medicine physicians, sleep specialists, in-training fellows and residents, NPs, PAs, RNs, RTs, sleep technologists and PharmDs and any other health care professionals in the field of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Educational Objectives:

  • Apply an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and treatment of ARDS.
  • Understand the role of blood biomarkers in ARDS.
  • Use effective ventilator strategies in the management of ARDS.
  • Apply updated strategies for management of refractory hypoxemia in ARDS.
  • Apply evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  • Understand rationale and indications for in laboratory polysomnography versus home sleep testing.
  • Apply evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of sleep related hypoventilation syndromes.
  • Understand effective use and management of noninvasive ventilation for hypoventilation syndromes.
  • Apply updated strategies for daytime application of noninvasive ventilation.

Hotel Accommodations

The California Thoracic Society has secured a limited number of rooms at the Portola Hotel located at Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940. For check-in on Thursday, January 17, 2019 and check-out on Sunday, January 20, 2019, the room rate is $209 per night plus taxes. Click on the following link to make your room reservations:

https://book.passkey.com/go/CaliforniaThoracicSociety2019

If you prefer to call the hotel, dial 1-888-222-5851; You must mention that you are with California Thoracic Society 2019 Conference to get your group rate.

Program Schedule

View the Program Schedule

Cancellations

Cancellations received before December 31, 2018 are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
No refunds or cancellations after December 31, 2018. Substitute attendees are permitted. All cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to: info@calthoracic.org.

”Note that breakfast and lunch will be served on Friday and Saturday.  There will also be some NCME Events that will be announced very soon.” 

Early Bird Deadline is December 31, 2018!

Download the brochure

Select your attendance options:

Ticket Type Price Spaces
a) 2 Day Registration (CTS Physician Member)
Early-bird rate
$350.00
b) 1 Day Registration (CTS Physician Member)
Early-bird rate
$175.00
c) 2 Day Registration (CTS Member - Allied Health Professional / Emeritus Member)
Early-bird rate
$175.00
d) 1 Day Registration (CTS Member- Allied Health Professional/Emeritus Member)
Early bird
$100.00
e) 2 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER Physician)
Early bird
$395.00
f) 1 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER Physician)
Early bird
$200.00
g) 2 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER- Allied Health Professional)
Early bird
$200.00
h) 1 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER - Allied Health Professional)
Early bird
$125.00
i) Fellow-Student Rate Registration (Flat Rate for 2 day & 1 day registration) $100.00

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