Rhode Island Thoracic Society Annual Meeting

Providence, RI US
November 4, 2019

The Rhode Island Thoracic Society Annual Meeting will address evolving issues on lung injury, specifically focused on the impact of smoking, air-pollution, and e-cigarettes. In light of many current events linking vape devices and lung disease this will be a salient discussion. In addition, the event will highlight ways in which the Rhode Island community can be involved in helping to curb use of tobacco products and advocate for our patients.

This year's Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Calfee, Associate Professor in Residence of Medicine and Anesthesia at UCSF, where she attends in the intensive care units at Moffitt-Long Hospital. Dr. Calfee’s primary academic focus is the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of acute lung injury (ALI) and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Current research projects include: (1) the role of biomarkers in investigating ALI/ARDS pathogenesis, early diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis; (2) the role of cigarette smoke exposure in susceptibility to lung injury; and (3) novel treatments for acute lung injury.

Target Audience

Pulmonary/Critical Care and Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify acute pulmonary toxicities of tobacco products
  • Describe epidemiologic associations between tobacco products, air pollution, and ARDS
  • Define mechanistic links between tobacco products and acute lung injury
  • Explain basics of e-cigarette design, components, and current knowledge regarding pulmonary health effects

Registration Fees (include dinner)

$40.00 Physicians
$30.00 Allied Health Professionals
$0.00  Trainees

Please notify the Brown CME Office in writing at least two weeks prior to the conference to request reasonable accommodations. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
08/07/2019
Course expires: 
08/08/2021
Event starts: 
11/04/2019 - 5:30pm
Event ends: 
11/04/2019 - 8:30pm
Cost:
$40.00
Rating: 
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5:30–6:30 pmRegistration, Dinner, & Visit Exhibitors
6:30–6:45Welcoming Remarks
Andrew E Foderaro, MD and Andrew T. Levinson, MD, MPH
6:45–7:15*Pulmonary Fellows Research Presentations
7:15–7:40Tobacco and Nicotine Control in RI: Update on Policy Initiatives in 2019
Samuel K. Evans, MD
7:40–8:30 Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: Smoking, Air Pollution, E-Cigs and Lung Injury
Carolyn S. Calfee, MD, MS
8:30 pmAdjourn

 

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02912
United States
+1 (401) 863-2871

Parking will be available in the parking garage connected to the Medical Building, located on the corner of Richmond and Elm Streets.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than October 21, 2019. A $15.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation

Course Directors

Andrew E. Foderaro, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Divison of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep
Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Andrew T. Levinson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Guest Speakers

Carolyn S. Calfee, MD, MS
Associate Professor in Residence of Medicine and Anesthesia
University of California, San Francisco
Intensive Care Units, Moffitt-Long Hospital  | San Francisco, CA

Samuel K. Evans, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University | Providence, RI
Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation 
Newport Hospital | Newport, RI



 

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP. 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/07/2019
Course expires: 
08/08/2021

Price

Cost:
$40.00
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