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About This Course

Objective of the course: To be able to Diagnose and Treat Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung condition characterized by chronic and progressive and irreversible obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing. The more commonly used terms 'chronic bronchitis' and 'emphysema' are not in use anymore but are now included within the COPD diagnosis.

COPD is preventable and better lung function outcomes and quality of life can be achievable if diagnosed early and effective treatment is initiated.India is one of the most COPD affected countries in the world and contributes significantly to the mortality and morbidity of this disease. The estimated mortality rate for COPD for India is 102.3/100,000. The number of cases of COPD in India increased from 28·1 million in 1990 to 55·3 million in 2016.

Clinical studies show that this higher rate is attributed not to the non-availability of drugs but to the non-adherence of treatment protocols and National as well as International guidelines. Another major challenge is underdiagnosis of the disease due to lack of spirometry, no diagnosis among non-smokers and difficulty in differential diagnosis from asthma.

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The majority COPD patients are elderly, on multi drug therapy, having comorbidities like myocardial infarction, angina, osteoporosis, respiratory infection, depression, diabetes, and lung cancer and anaemia.

This course is designed to address the multidimensional issues in management of the disease condition and aims to provide appropriate solutions by experts in the field.

It consists of various module presentations by the top pulmonologists globally. These experts will be discussing these specific COPD treatment challenges with help of case studies from their clinical experience. They will be throwing light on the GOLD guidelines, lung transplant and managing comorbidities and acute exacerbations of COPD in this detailed course.

Meet the Instructor

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Dr. Sanjeev Mehta, MD

Founder LIFE, Lung India Foundation.

Dr. Mehta is a Consultant in Chest, Allergy & Sleep Medicine Lilavati & Arogya Nidhi Hospitals, Mumbai. He is the Founder of LIFE, Lung India Foundation, Mumbai Chest Group(MCG) and Founder State Chairman of the Indian Chest Society, Maharashtra. Dr. Mehta was Chair, Council of Global Governors, CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians). Has been a member of Chest India, Editorial Board from 2007 onwards. Co-Chair of the Lung Health Sub Committee, AAPI, Jaipur,2011. Editor for ABA Update, newsletter of ABA. Dr. Mehta is a Gold medallist for standing first in Medicine at AFMC. He has been faculty at various International institutes and has several national and International publications. He has also conducted several national and International lectures.

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Dr. Suhail Raoof, MD

Director of Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital .

Dr. Raoof was the president of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) 2011. He obtained his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, India. He completed his medical residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the SUNY/Stony Brook. Dr. Raoof's academic interests include mechanical ventilation and chest radiology for pulmonologists. At NYM, Dr. Raoof is a team member of NYM's Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center, and also offers treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary hypertension, among other lung diseases. He is also the recipient of many honors, including being named as Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP). Dr. Raoof has previously served the ACCP in many capacities, including as chair of the U.S. and Canadian Council of Governors, chair of the Membership Committee, member-at-large of the Board of Regents, chair of the CHEST 2008 Annual Scientific Program Committee, chair of the Council of Committees, chair of the Global Education Track for CHEST 2010, ACCP representative to the American College of Radiology, and ACCP representative to the European Respiratory Society's multi society effort to develop non-invasive ventilation guidelines.

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Dr. Atul Mehta, MD

Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Mehta is a Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine and a Staff Physician at the Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mehta received his medical degree from Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University in India. Following his internship training in India, he underwent general practice residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA, and Internal Medicine residency at Hahnemann Medical College Affiliate Hospitals in Trenton, N.J., and Easton, PA. USA. He received his fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Interventional Pulmonology and Laser Surgery and Medicine. Dr. Mehta's research interests are diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy and lung transplantation.

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Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division, Icahn School of Medicine.

Dr. Braman received his medical degree from Temple University and completed his residency at Philadelphia General Hospital. He completed his Pulmonary Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Braman has long standing expertise in managing diseases of the airways such as asthma and COPD. He is involved in research and clinical trials that will bring advances in clinical care to patients suffering from these conditions and has participated in developing and disseminating national guidelines for those diseases. One of his additional academic interests is in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough. He is a member of the Guidelines Oversight Committee for the American College of Physicians evidence-based guidelines and consensus statements on Cough.

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Dr. Umur Hatipoglu, MD

Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Umur Hatipoğlu, M.D. is a staff physician at the Respiratory Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and appointed Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is the Director of the COPD Center at the Respiratory Institute and also serves as the Enterprise Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy. His clinical interests include asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, general (diagnostic) pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Dr. Hatipoglu received his medical degree from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1992. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Loyola University and Medical Center. He has current board certifications in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine and critical care medicine. Dr. Hatipoglu is a member of the American Thoracic Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine.

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Dr. Amy Attaway, MD

Associate Staff , Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic.

Amy Attaway, MD is a staff member in the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic's main campus with a primary appointment in the Pulmonary Dept and a joint appointment in Critical Care Medicine. Her clinical interests include COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis, and general (diagnostic) pulmonary medicine. Dr. Attaway received her medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine in 2011. She completed internal medicine residency at Western Michigan University School of Medicine and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at University Hospital of Cleveland. She has current board certification in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine. Dr. Attaway is a member of the American Thoracic Society and Chest. Her research interests include COPD, asthma and high flow nasal cannula.

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Mr. Scott Marlow, RRT

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic.

Mr. Marlow has been a respiratory therapist for approximately 30 years. He is currently the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator at the Main Campus of the Cleveland Clinic. He has had the good fortune to gain knowledge from many pulmonary rehabilitation programs and coordinators in the area. Mr. Marlow is the Certified Asthma Educator and Serves on the Quality Improvement Committee for the Respiratory Institute. He has Implemented pulmonary rehabilitation program for National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT), Provide outpatient education and respiratory care and trained over forty pulmonary rehabilitation centers on providing pulmonary rehabilitation with NETT protocols. Mr. Marlow was selected as 2002 Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellow and awarded for the ethical and humane treatment of patients.

What will you learn

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  • get the latest updates in COPD Definition, Diagnosis and Management.
  • understand the recent GOLD guidelines and reduced use of ICS.
  • understand the Comorbidities, Intervention, and Transplantation.

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  • Definition and causation
  • Diagnosis & Monitoring
  • Medical Management of Stable COPD
  • Non pharmacological Management of COPD
  • Comorbidities of COPD
  • Acute Exacerbation of COPD

CME Disclosure

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by DocMode. In no event will DocMode be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Dr. Sanjeev Mehta

Dr. Suhail Raoof

Dr. Atul Mehta

Dr. Sidney Braman

Dr. Umur Hatipoglu

Dr. Amy Attaway

Mr. Scott Marlow

DocMode and The Cleveland Clinic acknowledge that no educational grants were received for the creation of this Internet Enduring activity.

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Course FAQs

Chest physicians and Internists
The course is organized into 6 modules and includes additional on resources specific to each one. Registration for the course is always open and participants may begin the course at any time.
As soon as you enroll in a course, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments become available once your session has officially begun.
Yes, some background knowledge pertaining the subject will be necessary. This course is directed towards MBBS/MD doctors and those who have done their post-graduation in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine.
If you pay for this course, you will have access to all of the features and content you need to earn a Course Certificate. If you complete the course successfully, your electronic Certificate will be added on a link to your Dashboard page below the completed course - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile.
Yes, relevant work experience is beneficial as the courses on help practicing and aspiring healthcare professionals.