Clinical Insights in Cystic Fibrosis: Advancements in Quality of Care

Clinical Insights in Cystic Fibrosis: Advancements in Quality of Care

This interactive CME accredited activity is designed for the entire CF treatment team. The activity features a live interview with a CF patient (or parent), case studies and open discussion. The activity is designed to address evidence-based treatment approaches for minimizing and managing pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis. Family and patient counseling strategies as well as issues related to transitioning into adulthood will be explored with the goal of improving patient adherence as well as individual health outcomes.  The curriculum for the Clinical Insights activities is being developed with Susanna McColley, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Lurie Children’s Hospital. The funding support is provided by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.



Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Actively engage patients and caregivers in care management strategies to decrease treatment burden and maximize adherence.
  • Select aerosolized antibiotics based on safety, efficacy and long-term study data.
  • Discuss the evolution of treatments targeting genetic defects and implications for use.
  • Coordinate with all members of the treatment team to provide multidimensional care including nutrition management, mental health screening and treatment of comorbid conditions.
  • Outline current recommendations for transfer from the pediatric to the adult care setting, and incorporate strategies and tools for empowering patients in the management of their own care.

Accreditation

ABcomm, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

ABcomm, Inc. designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Schedule

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gainesville, FL

Susanna McColley, MD
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Embers
Garden View Room
3545 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL
(view on map)
Register

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Santa Barbara, CA

Richard Belkin, MD
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Burtness Auditorium
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara, CA
(view on map)
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dallas, TX

James Finklea, MD
6:00 PM-8:30 PM

The Old Warsaw
Blue Room
2512 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
(view on map)
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fresno, CA

Ngoc Ly, MD
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Zinfandel Room
7844 N. Blackstone Ave.
Fresno, CA
(view on map)
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tustin, CA

Zov's Bistro
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Zov's Bistro
Wine Room
17440 E. 17th Street
Tustin, CA
(view on map)
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Morgantown, WV

Kathryn Moffett, MD
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Sargasso Restaurant
Private Dining Room
215 Don Knotts Boulevard, #110
Morgantown, WV
(view on map)
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New York, NY

Susanna A. McColley, MD
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Toledo
Upstairs Dining Room
6 East 36th St.
New York, NY
(view on map)
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Corpus Christi, TX

Jon Roberts, MD
6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Katz 21 Steak & Spirits
Private Dining Room
5702 Spohn Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX
(view on map)
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Reno, NV

Pamela Zeitlin, MD
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Bricks Restaurant
Private Dining Room
1695 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV
(view on map)
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Des Moines, IA

Susanna McColley, MD
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Django
Quintette Room
219 19th Street
Des Moines, IA
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Disclosure

According to Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education all individuals in a position to control content must disclose all associations with proprietary entities that may have a direct relationship to the subject matter they will be presenting at this activity. For this activity, the following affiliations/financial interests have been disclosed. Susanna McColley, MD, serves as a consultant for and receives honoraria from  AbbVie, and PTC Therapeutics. She also receives honoraria from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mary King, PhD, DABCC (Scientific Content Development) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. ABcomm staff has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.