2017 Program



Jointly Provided by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI)
and the Eastern Pulmonary Conference (EPC)
 
This activity is supported by educational grants from commercial interests.
Complete information will be provided to participants prior to the activity.

Accreditation
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 College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) and the Eastern Pulmonary Conference (EPC). The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



                In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, EPC requests that any participant in 

                need of accommodations submit a written request to EPC well in advance.  

Please contact Ginny Loiselle at 401-223-1309 or GinnyLoiselle@easternpulmonaryconference.org


Featured Speakers


Dana Ascherman, MD
University of Miami School of Medicine

Mary Beth Beasley, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Sidney Braman, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Don Bukstein, MD
Allergy Asthma and Sinus Center Madison and Milwaukee Wisconsin ​

Geoffrey Chupp, MD
Yale School of Medicine 


William Corrao, MD
Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University

Marilyn Glassberg, MD
University of Miami School of Medicine

Catherine Kier, MD
Stony Brook School of Medicine

James Klinger, MD
Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University

Barry Make, MD
National Jewish Health - Colorado

Lawrence Mohr Jr., MD
Medical University of South Carolina

Michael Niederman, MD
Weill-Cornell School of Medicine

Rey Panettieri, MD
Rutgers University School of Medicine

Suhail Raoof, MD
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Mary Salvatore, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Russell Settipane, MD
Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University



       Eastern Pulmonary Conference


Thursday, August 31, 2017

4:30 - 4:35 PM                        Introduction and conference objectives
                                                   Sidney Braman, MD  

4:35 - 5:10 PM                        Airway remodeling in asthma. What does it mean? Is it reversible?

                                                   Geoffrey Chupp, MD

5:10 - 5:45 PM                        Neutrophilic and pauci-immune phenotypes of asthma
                                                   Rey Panettieri, MD

5:45 - 6:20 PM                        Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease: Are we missing this diagnosis? 
                                                   Russell Settipane, MD

6:20 - 6:30 PM                        Panel Discussion: Q & A

6:30 - 7:15 PM                        Product Theater – Not for Credit

Friday, September 1, 2017

7:00 - 7:45 AM                        Product Theater (Breakfast) – Not for Credit            

7:45 - 8:15 AM                        Hypersensitivity pneumonitis- Clinical update
                                                       Lawrence Mohr Jr, MD

8:15 - 8:20 AM                        Panel Discussion: Q & A

8:20 - 8:50 AM                        Bronchiectasis:  An overview 
                                                     Sidney Braman, MD

8:50 - 9:20 AM                        Mycobacterium Avian/Intracellulare - To treat or not to treat?
                                                     Michael Niederman, MD

9:20 - 9:30 AM                        Panel Discussion: Q & A

9:30 - 10:15 AM                      Coffee Break: Visit exhibits and posters

10:15 - 11:30 AM                    Breakout Session - Case study: The approach to severe persistent asthma
                                                     Geoffrey Chupp, MD, Rey Panettieri,  MD,
                                                     Catherine Kier, MD, Sidney Braman, MD

11:30 - 12:00 PM                    Biomarkers in severe asthma: Has the time come for them to direct                                                             treatment?
                                                     Catherine Kier, MD


12:00 - 12:30 PM                    Biologics for asthma: Current and future
                                                      Geoffrey Chupp, MD

12:30 - 1:15 PM                      Product Theater (Lunch) – Not for Credit                                              

1:15 - 1:45 PM                         The New Fleischner Guidelines: Approach to the Solitary Nodule                                                                         Mary Salvatore, MD


1: 45 - 2:15 PM                        Molecular markers of lung cancer: What the Pulmonologist needs to know
                                                      Mary Beth Beasley, MD


2:15 - 2:30 PM                        Panel Discussion: Q & A

Saturday, September 2, 2017


7:00 - 7:45 AM                        Product Theater (Breakfast) – Not for Credit

7:45 - 8:15 AM                        The COPD gene project: Lessons learned
                                                      Barry Make, MD

8:15 - 9:15 AM                        Breakout Session: The comorbidities of COPD
                                                      Sidney Braman, MD, Rey Panettieri, MD,
                                                      William Corrao, MD, Barry Make, MD

8:15 - 9:15 AM                         Pediatric Breakout Session:

                                               Update of sleep disorders in children
                                                      Catherine Kier, MD
                                               Pediatric allergy mechanisms in asthma
                                                       Don Bukstein, MD and Russell Settipane, MD

9:15 - 9:45 AM                        Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic                                                 lung diseases
                                                       James Klinger, MD

9:45 - 10:30 AM                      Coffee Break: Visit with exhibits and posters

10:30 - 11:00 AM                    The new oral anticoagulants: A better treatment for thromboembolic disease?
                                                     James Klinger, MD


11:00 - 11:30 AM                    Bronchiolar disease - clinical, radiologic and pathological correlations

                                                       Suhail Raoof, MD

11:30 - 12:00 PM                    The role of infection in COPD
                                                       Michael Niederman, MD

12:00 - 12:15 PM                    Panel Discussion: Q & A

12:15 - 1:00 PM                      Product Theater (Lunch) – Not for Credit

1:00 – 1:30 PM                       Algorithmic approach to cystic lung disease 
                                                        Suhail Raoof, MD

1:30 - 2:30 PM                        Interstitial lung disease cases - An interdisciplinary approach
                                                        Marilyn Glassberg, MD - Clinician                 
                                                        Mary Salvatore, MD - Radiologist
                                                        Mary Beth Beasley, MD - Pathologist

Sunday, September 3, 2017

7:30 - 8:15 AM                        Product Theater (Breakfast) – Not for Credit

8:15 - 8:55 AM                        Pulmonary complications of inflammatory myopathies                                                                                           Marilyn Glassberg, MD
                                                        Dana Ascherman, MD

8:55 - 9:00 AM                        Panel Discussion: Q & A

9:00 - 9:35 AM                        Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency – Can we identify this disease in childhood?
                                                        Barry Make, MD

9:35 - 9:45 AM                        Panel Discussion: Q & A

9:45 - 10:30 AM                      Clinical vignettes - Results of South Florida Fellow Competition
                                                         William Corrao, MD
                                                         Lawrence Mohr Jr, MD