Update on Best Practices for the Prompt and Personalized Management of Patients with COPD Exacerbations

Program Dates: October 3rd, 2022 - October 2nd, 2023
Credits: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Update on Best Practices for the Prompt and Personalized Management of Patients with COPD Exacerbations

Program Overview

This CME program is derived from content presented at the 2022 Eastern Pulmonary Conference. The expert faculty, Dr. William Corrao, will first highlight strategies for early diagnosis and classification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), referencing the current Gold Guidelines. Following, current clinical trial data will be reviewed, and clinical relevance debated in an interactive panel format. Dr. Corrao will conclude with a discussion of self-care management and shared decision making to improve outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Target Audience

Pulmonologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with COPD


I. Principles of Early Diagnosis, Classification, and Phenotyping to Address the Unmet Needs of Patients with COPD

II. Review of Gold Guidelines and Clinical Trial Data for Personalized Therapeutic Selection to Improve Outcomes for Patients with COPD

III. Strategies to Optimize Prompt Initiation of Therapy and Long-term Adherence through Patient Education and Shared Decision Making for Patients with Exacerbations of COPD

Learning Objectives

  1. Review principles of early diagnosis, classification, and phenotyping to address the unmet needs of patients with COPD
  2. Review and analyze the updated Gold Guidelines and clinical trial data for personalized therapeutic selection to improve outcomes for patients with COPD
  3. Optimize prompt initiation of therapy and long-term adherence through patient education and shared decision making for patients with exacerbations of COPD


Sidney S. Braman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY



William M. Corrao, MD
Professor of Medicine
Brown University
Providence, RI



Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose relevant financial relationships relating to the topics of this educational activity. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated via a content review by planning committee members and faculty with no relevant financial relationships.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:

Faculty Relationship Identified With:
Sidney S. Braman, MD Nothing to disclose
William M. Corrao, MD Speaker’s Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH

Planners and Peer Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC; Nicole McMenamin and Chelsey Benedek hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any relevant financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Credit Designation Statements

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.

Clinicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from GSK.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AcademicCME and GSK do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions
  3. Read or Review the activity content.
  4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  5. Learners who receive a grade of 60% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and complete the Evaluation will receive appropriate credit as indicated (CME, CNE, and/or CPE credit).
  • CPE credit will be posted to the learner’s CPE Monitor profile within 60 days of completion.
  • CME and CNE credit will be issued appropriate certificate of completion.
  • Others may request a “certificate of completion”.
  1. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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