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Strategies for Optimizing Timeliness of Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Lung Cancer During Global Crises

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A multidisciplinary panel including a medical oncologist, a thoracic surgeon, and an interventional pulmonologist discuss the role of lung cancer teams in their thoracic oncology practices. The panelists review their management of patients with lung cancer during the pandemic, including the impact of delayed procedures and telemedicine on patient outcomes.

Course Objectives

At the end of this webinar, the learners will be able to:

  1. Enhance communication and interdisciplinary collaboration to overcome the clinical and logistical problems limiting next generation sequencing (NGS) testing in the community setting
  2. Facilitate continuity of care for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are at higher risk of COVID-19 complications
  3. Illustrate the application of telehealth and web-based platforms for evaluation and follow-up of patients with suspected or confirmed NSCLC during the pandemic
  4. Diagnose and stage patients with lung cancer in a timely fashion during the pandemic to avoid upstaging/progression while ensuring staff safety
  5. Describe the existing prioritization models for the clinic visits, imaging, diagnosis, and treatment of patients suffering from lung cancer during the pandemic

Program made possible in part by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and an independent medical education grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Item Number: 92863.5

Colleen Channick, MD, FCCP, DAABIP
Director, Interventional Pulmonology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Janani Reisenauer, MD
Vice Chair, Innovation, Dept of Surgery
General Thoracic Surgery/Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester MN

Narjust Duma, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Thoracic Oncology
University of Wisconsin
Carbone Cancer Center

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Strategies for Optimizing Timeliness of Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Lung Cancer During Global Crises

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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 1.25 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 1.25 contact hours.

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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.

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American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

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