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Neil R. MacIntyre, MD
Clinical Chief, Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services
Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Jaime Symowicz, PhD
Manager, Educational Strategy and Content
Lisa Rinehart, MS, ELS
Director, Editorial Services
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
East Lansing, MI
Katherine Stevens-Favorite, PhD
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Summarize the GOLD 2017 recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD
This activity is intended for community pulmonologists.
Series Overview/Statement of Need
Guideline recommendations are not always implemented optimally for patients with COPD. Pulmonologists can therefore benefit from becoming more familiar with the recent updates to the GOLD 2017 recommendations related to the diagnosis and management of COPD with the goal of applying them in clinical practice
Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 0.25-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
Initial Release Date: January 31, 2018
Expiration Date: January 30, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes
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The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.
Neil R. MacIntyre, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, InspiRX, Breathe Technologies, Inc.
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Leading BioSciences Inc.
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