Postgraduate Course

PG4 - PALLIATIVE CARE IN THE ICU: CLINICAL, ETHICAL, AND RESEARCH CHALLENGES

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 3022 (West Building, Level 3), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
This novel postgraduate course will focus on providing the learner with the current evidence and best practices for palliative care in the ICU. This course is unique in that it will cover this topic from clinical, ethical and research perspectives, so will be appealing to multiple learners.
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Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $400 In-Training Member: $250 Non-Member: $475 In-Training Non-Member: $350 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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PG14 - PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE REVIEWS: BUILT AROUND THE 2015 ABIM-SEP MODULES

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 2016 (West Building, Level 2), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
Led by expert faculty, this active learning course is a clinical practice and literature review designed around the most recent ABIM Self Evaluation Process modules in pulmonary and critical care medicine. In addition to a valuable review of high impact medical knowledge and critical thinking, this session will provide a convenient opportunity to fulfill ABIM maintenance of certification requirements while at the ATS International Conference.
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Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $350 In-Training Member: $200 Non-Member: $425 In-Training Non-Member: $300 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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PG12 - SLEEP AND CRITICAL ILLNESS: BRIDGING THE TWO PILLARS!

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 3020 (West Building, Level 3), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
Sleep and critical illness are individually complex processes with significant implications to health and well being. The interaction between these two complex spheres can cause morbidity and mortality during critical illness and furthermore leave sequelae upon recovery. Sleep and circadian derangements and disorders are common in patients suffering from critical illness. Identifying the pathophysiology of sleep and circadian derangements in critically ill patients and instituting appropriate management improves sleep disturbances and may provide long term benefit. This postgraduate course will discuss the mechanistic underpinnings of the interactions between sleep, circadian rhythms and critical illness; the clinical implications of such complex interactions; and raise awareness and insights of clinicians and scientists.
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Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $350 In-Training Member: $200 Non-Member: $425 In-Training Non-Member: $300 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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PG9 - THE PHYSIOLOGY OF PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY FAILURE

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 3014 (West Building, Level 3), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
The course will consist of a series of grouped lectures covering several topics in pediatric respiratory physiology, using respiratory failure as the unifying theme. The talks will review both normal physiological principles of a clinically important topic and the pathophysiology that leads to the particular problem being discussed. In addition, the physiology of several different forms of mechanical ventilation will be reviewed, and important distinctions in the underlying normal and abnormal physiological processes leading to respiratory failure between neonates, children and adults will be highlighted. An interactive format, using questions from the speakers and audience touch pads to give answers will be used to enhance audience participation, and to allow the participant to understand key concepts or to identify areas requiring additional study.
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Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $350 In-Training Member: $200 Non-Member: $425 In-Training Non-Member: $300 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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PG11 - TESTING IN THE PULMONARY FUNCTION LAB: FROM PHYSIOLOGY TO CLINICAL PRACTICE

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 2014 (West Building, Level 2), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
This course will review the physiologic underpinnings and basic concepts behind routine pulmonary function testing. Speakers will then address more advanced material and emerging testing modalities. Using an audience response system with a case-based approach, we will address which test to order, interpretation of basic and complex testing results, and troubleshooting equipment or technical issues. An expert in each topic will explain the evidence or rationale for right and wrong answers. The audience will have the opportunity to bring cases and questions for an interactive discussion.
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Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $350 In-Training Member: $200 Non-Member: $425 In-Training Non-Member: $300 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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PG6 - INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE: THE LATEST ON DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 3016/3018 (West Building, Level 3), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
This course provides an introduction and update on the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung disease (ILD), with particular attention to the chronic fibrotic ILDs and sarcoidosis. Discussion of the clinical, radiological, and pathological approaches to the diagnosis of ILD will be supplemented by case presentations that illustrate the multidisciplinary nature of diagnosis in action. Additional talks will focus on the comprehensive management of ILD including novel therapies, symptoms management, and lung transplantation.
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Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $350 In-Training Member: $200 Non-Member: $425 In-Training Non-Member: $300 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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PG1 - STATE OF THE ART COURSE ON PLEURAL DISEASES: A CASE-BASED APPROACH

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 2011 (West Building, Level 2), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
Pleural diseases represent a considerable burden for patients, providers, and the healthcare system as a whole. Traditionally, management of pleural diseases has been based on empiric approaches largely relying on expert opinion and anecdotal evidence. The last decade has witnessed unprecedented research efforts from the pleural community, which have resulted in the development of evidence-based recommendations. In this session, we will review this evidence in a practical case-based format and provide hands-on experience highlighting the techniques now considered standard of care.
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Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $475 In-Training Member: $300 Non-Member: $550 In-Training Non-Member: $400 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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PG8 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS (NP/PA)

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 2024 (West Building, Level 2), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
This postgraduate course is designed for advanced practice providers and is comprised of nine 45-minute sessions on core critical care topics. The talks will have a focus on evidence-based management of commonly encountered conditions such as acute respiratory failure, shock, sepsis, and nosocomial infections. Skill based sessions on chest radiograph interpretation, arterial blood gas interpretation, and mechanical ventilation troubleshooting will be included. Sessions will be designed to be interactive and case-based, with opportunities for breakout sessions and team-based problem solving.
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Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $200 In-Training Member: $125 Non-Member: $238 In-Training Non-Member: $175 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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PG3 - GENETIC PULMONARY MEDICINE

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 2003 (West Building, Level 2), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
This course will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the ever increasing role of genetics in the practice of pulmonary medicine. Regardless of background, attendees will come away from this course with a solid understanding of the basic principles of clinical genetics. Attendees will understand when to suspect genetic disease in patients with lung disease and will be able to determine if testing in these patients is warranted. Attendees will learn how to interpret genetic test results, and determine when further investigations are required. The course will conclude with an interactive case-based session of four clinical scenarios.
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Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $350 In-Training Member: $200 Non-Member: $425 In-Training Non-Member: $300 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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PG10 - AIRWAY REMODELING IN HUMAN LUNG DISEASE: A BIG LAB MEETING 2016

05/13/2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 2022 (West Building, Level 2), MOSCONE CENTER
Postgraduate Course
This course will have an innovative, "lab meeting” format, first successfully introduced at the ATS International Conference in 2015 by Dr. Shaykhiev and colleagues. As compared to the prior “big lab meeting” postgraduate course (PG25), which was focused on airway epithelium, the specific theme of the current session – airway remodeling - is broader and more multidisciplinary and translational in nature. The course will provide discussion of recent advancements in understanding of the contributions of and interactions among various tissue components (epithelium, fibroblasts, extracellular matrix, smooth muscle cells, vasculature, and innate immune cells) to airway remodeling in human chronic lung diseases. Special emphasis will be made on personalized approaches to study human airway remodeling and novel precision medicine approaches to prevent and treat lung diseases characterized by airway remodeling.
Registration Information
Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $350 In-Training Member: $200 Non-Member: $425 In-Training Non-Member: $300 Registrants must bring a laptop to the course to view the course material.
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