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Cystic Fibrosis: Disease Manifestations and Current Therapies

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Clinicians face challenges in the management of adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) every day, as patients with CF have a high treatment burden and an increasing treatment complexity. This module will address personalized treatment, currently available and emerging therapies, prevention and management of airway infections, and the needs of aging adult patients.

This educational activity is supported in part by an independent educational program from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Module Objectives

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  1. Review the latest information on CF mutations and the impact of the personalized treatment of the disease.
  2. Discuss currently available and emerging CF treatments.
  3. Identify strategies to improve treatment of airway infections in patients with CF.
  4. Review comorbidities of CF in adult patients and discuss common clinical challenges.

Lesson 1: CF Therapies and Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Modulation

Objectives:
  1. Review the benefits and pitfalls for CF therapies such as anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, and mucus augmentation therapies.
  2. Review the latest information on CF transmembrane conductance regulator modulators including indications, efficacy, and common side effects.

Lesson 2: Complications of CF and Common Clinical Challenges

Objectives:

  1. Identify common complications of cystic fibrosis in adult patients.
  2. Develop management strategies for acute complications of CF lung disease.

Lesson 3: Microbiology in CF and Pulmonary Exacerbations

Objectives:
  1. Identify the typical microbiology of the CF airway.
  2. Acquire key information pertaining to pulmonary exacerbations and the management of an exacerbation.

Access to the course and CME/MOC claiming will expire 1 year from the purchase date.

Item Number: 92436

Caralee Forseen, MD, FCCP
Co-Director Augusta University Cystic Fibrosis Center
Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis
Pulmonary & Critical Care
Augusta University
Augusta, GA

William Hunt, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Emory Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Seth Walker, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Emory Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Education Mission
To provide state-of-the-art education to pulmonary, critical care, and sleep health-care professionals based upon current best practice and evidence-based standards of care.

Physician Credit
The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 1.75 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.

DISCLAIMER
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CHEST Learning Category(s)
Learning Category 2: Self-Directed
Learning Category 4: Case- and Problem-Based

Maintenance of Licensure
Scope of Practice – Pulmonary Education

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