2022 Eastern Pulmonary Conference

September 8, 2022 to September 11, 2022

Updates In Pulmonary Disease: Current, Relevant & Interactive


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 American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunolgy and Eastern Pulmonary Conference. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunolgy is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is a provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17239, for 14.25 contact hours.

Target Audience

• Practicing pulmonologists
• Fellows in pulmonary training programs
• Primary care physicians who care for pulmonary patients
• Allied health professionals in the field of pulmonary

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the rationale for the clinical work-up of patients with interstitial lung disease and how the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has been applied to other fibrotic lung diseases
  • Explain the clinical presentations, treatments and outcomes of hypersensitivity pneumonitis and how testing and radiographics can help in the diagnosis.
  • Outline and apply the 2020 NAEPP guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and identify the criteria for severe asthma and current and future biologic therapy to control the disease.
  • Recognize the differential diagnosis and workup of patients with eosinophilia and pulmonary infiltrates including eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA)
  • Recognize and manage patients with occupational asthma
  • Discuss and apply the principles for the use of inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of stages A-D COPD.
  • Recognize how chronic non-invasive positive pressure ventilation can be used in patients with chronic hypercarbic respiratory failure and COPD.
  • Discuss the current molecular approaches to the diagnosis of lung cancers and how novel immunotherapy treatments are applied to these cancers. Recognize how these treatments can result in pulmonary complications and use ASCO guidelines to to manage these events.
  • Explain the clinical presentations, treatments and outcomes of two major non-infectious pneumonias: hypersensitivity pneumonitis and chronic organizing pneumonia.
  • Outline the advances and state of the art approach to pleural infections.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, burden of illness and pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea and recognize approaches to challenges in treatment approaches.
  • Explain the recent advances in understanding the pathogenesis of interstitial lung diseases and the advances on treatment in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Recognize the manifestations and approaches to “long haulers” following COVID-19 infection
  • Apply current evidence-based practices to mechanically ventilated critically ill patients and use current guidelines for the management of pain, delirium and agitation in the ICU.
  • Recognize the causes of chronic cough and how to manage these patients
  • Use 2020 Delphi consensus recommendations for a treatment algorithm for pulmonary sarcoidosis
Additional information

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) policy, all individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity must disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company that have occurred within the past 24 months. The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used by or on patients. Examples of such organizations include:

•    Advertising, marketing, or communication firms whose clients are ineligible companies
•    Bio-medical startups that have begun a governmental regulatory approval process
•    Compounding pharmacies that manufacture proprietary compounds
•    Device manufacturers or distributors
•    Diagnostic labs that sell proprietary products
•    Growers, distributors, manufacturers or sellers of medical foods and dietary supplements
•    Manufacturers of health-related wearable products
•    Pharmaceutical companies or distributors
•    Pharmacy benefit managers
•    Reagent manufacturers or sellers

The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org. All identified relevant relationships must be mitigated and the educational content thoroughly vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. It is required that disclosure of or absence of relevant financial relationships be provided to the learners prior to the start of the activity.

Learners must also be informed when off-label, experimental/investigational uses of drugs or devices are discussed in an educational activity or included in related materials.

Disclosure in no way implies that the information presented is biased or of lesser quality. It is incumbent upon course participants to be aware of these factors in interpreting the program contents and evaluating recommendations. Moreover, expressed views do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the ACAAI. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.25 Attendance
  • 14.25 CBRN
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/08/2022 - 4:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/11/2022 - 10:00am CDT
The Breakers
Palm Beach, FL
United States

All identified conflicts of interest have been mitigated:
Sidney Braman, MD – Planner, Speaker, Moderator: Speaker – Genentech, Merck; Advisor – Boehringer Ingelheim, Bellus; Consultant - Merck
Mario Castro, MD – Speaker: Speaker – AstraZeneca, GSK, Sanofi, Genentech, TEVA, Regeneron, Amgen; Consultant – Novartis, Sanofi, Genentech, TEVA, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Merck; Independent Contractor – AstraZeneca, GSK, Novartis, Pulmatrix, Sanofi, Shionogi,
Gerard Criner, MD – Speaker: Independent Contractor – GSK, Alung Technologie, American College of Radiology, American Lung Association, AstraZeneca, Bioscale, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, Breath Therapeutics, COPD Foundation, Corvus, Dr Karen Burns St Michaels Hospital, Fisher and Paykel, Galapagos, Nuvaira, Gala, CSA Medical Spiration, Olympus, Pulmonx, NHLBI, Respivant, Inc., Lungpacer Medical, PCORI, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Respironics, Veracyte; Consultant – GSK, AstraZeneca, Gala, Olympus, Pulmonx, Ion, Medtronic, Novartis
William Corrao, MD – Planner, Moderator, Speaker: Speaker – GSK, Boehringer Ingelheim
Marilyn Glassberg, MD – Speaker: Advisory Board – Bellerophon Therapeutics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche/Genentech, Redx, Surrozen, Esperion, Bristol Myers Squibb; Independent Contractor – Roche/Genentech
Nick Hanania, MD – Speaker: Independent Contractor – GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Novartis, Genentech; Speaker – Sanofi; Advisory Board – GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Genentech, Amgen, Verona, Teva
Sandhya Khurana, MD – Speaker: Royalties – Springer Nature; Independent Contractor – American Lung Association; 
Maria Padilla, MD – Speaker: Speaker – France Foundation, Genentech; Independent Contractor – Boehringer Ingelheim; Consultant – Boehringer
Rey Panettieri, MD – Planner, Speaker, Moderator: Speaker – AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Merck; Consultant – RIFM, AstraZeneca, Teva; Advisor – AstraZeneca, Genentech, RIFM; Independent Contractor – AstraZeneca, Genentech, Teva, Equillium, Medimmune, Origo, Activ-I, Janssen, Vault Health, RIFM, Novartis
Charles Powell, MD – Speaker: Consultant – AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo
Ganesh Raghu, MD – Speaker: Consultant – Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Meyers Squib, Veracyte; Advisory Board – United Therapeutics
Franck Rahaghi, MD – Speaker: Speaker –Bayer, Janssen, United Therapeutics, Merck; Advisor – Bayer, Janssen, United Therapeutics, Merck; Consultant – Bayer, Janssen, United Therapeutics, Merck; Independent Contractor – Bayer, Janssen, United Therapeutics, Merck
Rbert Settipane, MD – Planner, Moderator: Independent Contractor – AstraZeneca, BioCryst, GSK, Regeneron, Teva, Celldex Therapeutics
Russell Settipane, MD – Planner, Reviewer, Moderator: Speaker – AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, BioCryst, Pfizer, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Grifols, Pharming, Regeneron, Sanofi, Takeda, Boehringer Ingelheim; Advisory Board – AbbVie, Aimmune, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, BioCryst, Boehringer Ingelheim, Kalvista, Pharming, GlaxoSmithKline, DBV; Independent Contractor – AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Teva, BioCryst, Regeneron, Celldex Therapeutics
Momen Wahidi, MD – Speaker: Consultant – Olympus, Cook, Verathon, Veracyte

The following have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Joseph Bellanti, MD - Planner
  • William Greisner III, MD – Planner, Moderator
  • Kalpalatha Guntupalli, MD – Speaker
  • Katelyn Loiselle, BSN, RN – Planner
  • Ginny Loiselle – Coordinator
  • Michael Slaughter, MD – Planner
  • Kelli Wilson – Planner

Available Credit

  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.25 Attendance
  • 14.25 CBRN
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