2020 ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

EVENT DATE & TIME
Date - 01/17/20 - 01/18/20
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

LOCATION
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay


OXYGEN THERAPY, COPD UPDATES AND ETHICS; 
UPDATES ON PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AND HOT TOPICS IN PULMONARY MEDICINE

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 14.50 CME CREDITS / 14.50 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 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 14.50 contact hours.

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

Course Information

ACTIVITY SUMMARY:

Three key topic areas will be addressed by multidisciplinary faculty on Day 1: oxygen therapy updates followed by a hands-on practical session on oxygen delivery devices; COPD with updates in medical therapy, endobronchial valve interventional pulmonology and ambulatory portable ventilatory support; and medical ethics.

Hot topics in pulmonary medicine will be highlighted on Day 2: advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, biologics in Asthma therapy, Interstitial Lung Disease updates, Cystic Fibrosis updates, and lung transplant evaluation and management planning.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The program is designed for all health care professionals involved with the oxygen therapy care and treatment of patients with COPD, pulmonary hypertension, asthma and ventilation. 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:

  • Review clinical application of oxygen therapy in outpatient and critical care settings.
  • Review treatment strategies for COPD, including updates in GOLD guidelines, endobronchial valve interventional pulmonary, and highly portable noninvasive ventilation systems.
  • Review the ethics of end of life and medically inappropriate therapies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of 2018 diagnostic and treatment guidelines for pulmonary hypertension.
  • Develop a personalized management plan for asthma therapy to include biologics.
  • Apply evidenced based treatments for interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and transplant evaluation.

Hotel Accommodations

The California Thoracic Society has secured a limited number of rooms at the Portola Hotel & Spa located at Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940. For check-in on Thursday, January 16, 2020 and check-out on Sunday, January 21, 2020, the room rate is $219.00 per night plus taxes. Click on the following link to make your room reservations:
https://book.passkey.com/go/CaThoracicSoc2020Conf

If you prefer to call the hotel, dial 1-888-222-5851; You must mention that you are with California Thoracic Society 2020 Conference to get your group rate.

Program Schedule

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Additional NCME events will include: Thursday, January 16th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Meet and Greet; Friday, January 17th, 6:30 am – 7:30 am Breakfast; Saturday, January 18th, 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast. All three NCME events are sponsored by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline). Details to follow.

Cancellations

Cancellations received before December 31, 2019 are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
No refunds or cancellations after December 31, 2019. Substitute attendees are permitted. All cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to: info@calthoracic.org.

Early Bird Deadline is December 31, 2019!

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
$195.00
c) 2 Day Registration (CTS Member - Allied Health Professional / Emeritus Member)
Early-bird rate
$195.00
d) 1 Day Registration (CTS Member- Allied Health Professional/Emeritus Member)
Early bird
$125.00
e) 2 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER Physician)
Early bird
$495.00
f) 1 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER Physician)
Early bird
$340.00
g) 2 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER- Allied Health Professional)
Early bird
$340.00
h) 1 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER - Allied Health Professional)
Early bird
$270.00
i) 2 Day Registration (In Training)
Early bird
$150.00
j) 1 Day Registration (In Training)
Early bird
$100.00

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