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Pulmonary Core Issues

Saturday, May 17, 2008
Evans Hall, 334 A/B
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Michael A. Venditto, DO, FACOI, FCCP
Program Chairman

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Objective & Description

The program touches on several topics that should be of interest to the primary care physician. These include: classification and treatment of asthma, distinction of laryngeal asthma from bronchial asthma, pulmonary aspects related to the metabolic syndrome, and key issues associated with pulmonary hypertension.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe NIH guidelines for asthma and its treatment
  • Determine when anti-IgE therapy should be instituted 
  • Differentiate bronchial asthma from laryngeal asthma 
  • Identify pulmonary aspects of the metabolic syndrome 
  • Discuss key issues relating to pulmonary hypertension

Schedule
7:45 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Chairman's Welcome
Michael A. Venditto, DO, FACOI, FCCP, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Chair, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
8:15 a.m. NIH Guidelines for Asthma 
Michael A. Venditto, DO, FACOI, FCCP
9:00 a.m. New Therapies in Asthma
John P. Simelaro, DO, FACOI, FCCP, FACA, Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
9:45 a.m. Pulmonary Aspects of the Metabolic Syndrome 
Pat A. Lannutti, DO, MS, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Dept. Co-Vice Chair of Internal Medicine, Chair, Division of General Internal Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Vocal Cord Dysfunction aka Laryngeal Asthma
Daniel J. Parenti, DO, FACOI, FCCP, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
11:30 a.m. Pulmonary Hypertension
David Ambrose, DO, Chief Internal Medicine Resident, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Panel Discussion/Adjourn 

Continuing Education Credit
Physicians: This program anticipates being approved for five of AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours pending approval by the AOA CCME. Sign-in and full day attendance of program is required for credit. All faculty participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by PCOM are expected to disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

Parking
On-campus parking is available in our garage; please enter on Stout Road. All-day parking is $5.00. PLEASE NOTE: the automated gate takes quarters or one, five, and ten dollar bills. Enter Evans Hall through the front entrance across from the parking garage.

Fee Policies
Physicians $125.00, Physician Assistants and other Health Care Professionals, $75.00. Registration fees for Saturday and Sunday programs are not refundable, nor can they be credited to future programs.

Emergency Messages
Call PCOM Rowland Hall Security Desk at (215) 871-6351 ask the guard to transfer your call to ext. 5350 which is the phone in Evans Hall.
Last Updated: 7/7/14