2014 Carolinas Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Symposium

Charlotte, NC US
July 23, 2014

This daylong, continuing education symposium provides a wide range of current topics by leading experts to help healthcare and public health providers optimize the prevention, recognition, and management of COPD.  We crafted this Symposium based on the recommendations of the 2013 COPD Symposium attendees, with an emphasis on smoking cessation in different settings.  Other topics include screening for COPD, the role of exercise, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, patient education, drug therapy updates, and many others.  Topics are intended to be applicable for medical practice settings, pharmacies, local communities, institutions, healthcare systems and patients. There will also be a global perspective of COPD, specifically China – the world’s largest COPD population.  To facilitate interactions between faculty and the audience, each general session presentation will allow 10 minutes for questions; concurrent workshops will also promote open discussion.  Come join us for the day to learn more about COPD and how to impact outcomes for the most preventable major cause of death in the US.



$50 for Healthcare Providers
$25 for Public Health Practitioners



Please click on the following link to view the course Agenda 2014 Carolinas COPD Symposium Agenda



AMA Credit
CEU Credit

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the perspective of the COPD patient
  • Explain key points concerning diagnosis, staging, and management of COPD according to the 2013 GOLD and US COPD Foundation Guidelines
  • Describe the role of dyspnea in COPD and the factors that influence the perception of dyspnea
  • Discuss the role and impact of exercise in the domiciliary and rehabilitation settings
  • Describe new drug therapies and new information on drugs used in the treatment of COPD
  • Discuss the diagnosis, pulmonary manifestations, and treatment of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Explain the key issues associated with end-of-life in the COPD patient population
  • Discuss the epidemiology and management of COPD in China
  • Describe the development and implementation of a COPD/asthma Home Transitional Care Team Model at a Veterans Administration medical center
  • Recognize the role and application of spirometry in the COPD patient
  • Describe what steps can be taken to screen for undiagnosed COPD in healthcare and community settings and the impact of such interventions
  • Describe educational tools available for COPD patients and how to access them
  • Demonstrate proper steps in teaching patients correct use of inhalational devices
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 0.07 CEU
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
07/23/2014 - 8:00am
Activity Ends: 
07/23/2014 - 5:00pm
UNC Charlotte Bonnie Cone Educational Center
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
United States

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 0.07 CEU


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