2020 ANNUAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

EVENT DATE & TIME
Date - 09/11/20 - 10/23/20
7:00 am - 6:00 pm


Lessons In Multidisciplinary Program Development, Business Ethics And Social Media In Medicine; Review Of Sleep Medicine; Hot Topics In Pulmonary And Critical Care Medicine

JOINTLY PROVIDED BY:

The California Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society

And in cooperation with CALIFORNIA SOCIETY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE

COMPLIMENTARY VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL FOR ALL CTS MEMBERS

A VIRTUAL COMPREHENSIVE TWO DAY PROGRAM FOR PULMONOLOGISTS, CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIANS, SLEEP SPECIALISTS, ANESTHESIOLOGIST PRACTICING CRITICAL CARE, HOSPITALISTS, INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS, RADIOLOGISTS, SLEEP TECHNOLOGISTS, NURSES, ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS (NP, PA) AND APP TRAINEES, ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTITIONERS (ACP), NURSE PRACTIONERS, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS, PHARMACISTS, RESIDENTS, PULMONARY CRITICAL CARE SLEEP FELLOWS.

EARN UP TO 13.50 CME CREDITS / 13.50 CEU CREDITS (4.75 CMES/CEUS FOR FRIDAY; 8.75 CMES/CEUS FOR SATURDAY)

The CTS Virtual Conference – How It Works

The California Thoracic Society Southern Conference is scheduled for September 11-12, 2020 and is a virtual conference. This approach is new to CTS and is driven primarily by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Registration: The registration process is basically identical to previous CTS conferences – through our website. However, there are some changes for attendees to consider during the registration process and what follows after your registration is received and processed.

One day versus two-day registration: While one day registration is available, registrants must select the specific day of that registration as part of the registration process. One day registrants will have access to presentations scheduled for that day only. Registrants for two days will have access to all presentations.

Once your registration/payment is received, we will forward your name and e-mail address to our virtual platform contractor. The contractor will provide you with a link for unique access to the sessions dependent upon your one day or two-day registration. This will also provide access to the Virtual Exhibit Hall.

A tutorial will be available for all registrants several days prior to the conference to ensure seamless access during the conference.

Exhibit Hall Registration: We are providing complimentary access to the Exhibit Hall for all CTS members. The registration process is similar to the process above, but this registration will provide access ONLY to the conference home page and the Exhibit Hall. As with registrants for sessions, we will forward your name and e-mail address to our virtual conference platform contractor and you will receive a link for access to the
Exhibit Hall.

CME: In order to receive CME credit for a particular presentation, the registrant must view that particular presentation for at least 90% of the allotted presentation time slot. Most presentations are scheduled for 30 minutes, plus a 10 minute Q&A. Therefore, a registrant must view the presentation for at least 36 minutes (90% of 40 = 36 minutes). The conference platform will track each individual’s viewing time and provide that data to CTS to coordinate CME credit from the American Thoracic Society. CME credits will be provided only for sessions actually viewed at the 90%+ level. 0.66 CME credits are designated for each presentation.

We know that on occasion a registrant would need to step away from a presentation. If you leave the website viewing, you cannot pick up that presentation at the point where you departed. You will need to begin the presentation again. If you step away for a couple of minutes, you should keep the website connection intact.

Viewing and Actual Participation: The educational sessions and Exhibit Hall will be open for six weeks beginning September 11th, 2020. We recognize that no one will view all sessions at one time, and therefore we are providing this extended time for viewing. Please note that the process for securing CME credit will begin when the registrant indicates that he/she has completed the viewing time of all sessions he/she plans to view.

All sessions will be pre-recorded but the Q&A sessions will be live, immediately following the actual presentation. These Q&A sessions will be recorded and available for subsequent viewing through the six week time frame for viewing sessions, but live questions will be coordinated during the actual presentation time indicated on the agenda.

Virtual Exhibit Hall: As noted above, our exhibit hall will be open to all conference
registrants. As our exhibitors are an integral part of the pulmonary community, we strongly urge all CTS members to visit the Exhibit Hall for up-to-date information
from pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. Some exhibitors will provide
posters, abstracts and their own webinars, and we also encourage you to visit their sites to access that information as well.

CME/CE 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 internet 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. Note: 4.75 CME Credits Available for Friday; 8.75 CME Credits available for Saturday.

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. Note: 4.75 CEU Credits Available for Friday; 8.75 CEU Credits available for Saturday.

COURSE INFORMATION

ACTIVITY SUMMARY: This conference brings together regional and national experts to discuss the latest advances in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

Friday, Day 1: Key topic areas will be addressed by multidisciplinary faculty focusing on: How to build a multidisciplinary program within private or academic institutions learning from various California institutions who have been successful. highlights will include adult cystic fibrosis program, asthma program, post-icu clinics and developing telemedicine abilities. with this we have invited medical ethicists (MD, JD) to teach us about ethics of running medical business.

Saturday, Day 2: Advances and Updates in pulmonary, sleep and critical care will include management of COVID-19 induced respiratory failure and coagulopathy and update on antiviral and immunotherapies, advancement in sleep apnea and circadian rhythm disorders management, anticoag- ulation in special high risk patients, controversies in sepsis, newly approved diagnostic modalities in lung cancer as well as newly discovered side effects of immunotherapy and their management.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The program is designed for pulmonologists, critical care physicians, sleep specialists, anesthesiologists practicing critical care, hospitalists, internal medicine physicians, radiologists, respiratory therapists, sleep technologists, nurses, advanced practical providers (NP, PA) and APP Trainees, advanced clinical practitioners (acp), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, residents, pulmonary critical care sleep fellows.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Develop an understanding of ways to develop Multidisciplinary outpatient programs to care for adult Cystic Fibrosis, asthma and post-ICU discharge patients from experienced institutions who have had success.
  • Describe new diagnostic tools for diagnosis of lung cancer, including tumor markers, genomics and liquid biopsy and recognize emerging lung toxicities from novel cancer immunotherapies.
  • Discuss major advancements in obstructive and central sleep apnea treatment strategies encompassing both definite and adjunctive therapies.
  • Recognize the importance of understanding human Circadian Rhythm in health and disease, along with ability to diagnose Circadian Rhythm disorders and develop personalized treatment strategies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of controversies in sepsis and septic shock management and understand ever-changing clinical guidelines from professional societies.
  • Discuss management of anticoagulation therapy in specialized population such as cancer, pregnancy, renal failure, obesity and COVID-19.
  • Develop treatment strategies for COVID-19 including management of respiratory failure including ARDS, antiviral and immunotherapies.
  • Develop strategies of critical care triage and scarce resource allocation in pandemic.
  • Recognize how telemedicine can help with physician and healthcare professional shortage, including that during a time of crisis.

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Select your attendance options:

Ticket Type Price Spaces
a) 2 Day Registration (CTS Physician Member) $295.00
b) 1 Day Registration (CTS Physician Member) $165.00
c) 2 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER Physician) $360.00
d) 1 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER Physician) $230.00
e) 2 Day Registration (CTS-MEMBER NON-Physician) $180.00
f) 1 Day Registration (CTS-MEMBER NON-Physician) $115.00
g) 2 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER NON-Physician) $235.00
h) 1 Day Registration (NON-MEMBER NON-Physician) $170.00
i) 2 Day In Training Registration $130.00
j) 1 Day In Training Registration $90.00

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