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Every COPD Exacerbation Is One Too Many: Patient and Physician Perspectives

  • Authors: Alberto Papi, MD; Luis Alves, MD; John R. Hurst, BSc, MBChB, MRCP, PhD, FRCP, FHEA; Tonya Winders, MBA
  • CPD Released: 12/7/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 12/7/2022
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.50 CPD

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians, pulmonologists, and cardiologists.

The goal of this activity is to improve patient awareness and reporting of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, and educate physicians on the consequences of and need for early recognition of exacerbations.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Impact of exacerbations on patients with COPD
    • Strategies for preventing COPD exacerbations in patients at risk
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Effectively communicate with patients about how to reduce the risk of COPD exacerbations


Disclosures

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Faculty

  • Alberto Papi, MD

    Professor and Chair of Respiratory Medicine
    University of Ferrara
    Director, Respiratory Unit
    Emergency Department
    University Hospital S. Anna
    Ferrara, Italy

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Alberto Papi, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca; Chiesi Farmaceutici; Edmond Pharma; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharpe & Dohme; Novartis; Sanofi-Regeneron; Zambon
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Chiesi Farmaceutici; GlaxoSmithKline; Menarini; Novartis; Sanofi-Regeneron; Zambon
    Grants for clinical research from: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Chiesi Farmaceutici; GlaxoSmithKline; Sanofi-Regeneron

  • Luis Alves, MD

    Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
    Institute for Biomedical Sciences
    Abel Salazar University of Porto
    Porto, Portugal

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Luis Alves, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline; Pfizer
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; BIAL; GlaxoSmithKline

  • John R. Hurst, BSc, MBChB, MRCP, PhD, FRCP, FHEA

    Professor of Respiratory Medicine
    UCL Respiratory
    University College London
    National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme
    Royal College of Physicians
    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
    London, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: John R. Hurst, BSc, MBChB, MRCP, PhD, FRCP, FHEA, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Nutricia; Takeda
    Grants for clinical research from: Nutricia

  • Tonya Winders, MBA

    CEO and President
    Allergy Asthma Network
    Vienna, Virginia, United States

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Tonya Winders, MBA, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis; Regeneron; Sanofi
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis; Regeneron; Sanofi

Editor

  • Gillian Griffith, BA (Mod), MA

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Gillian Griffith, BA (Mod), MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.5 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Every COPD Exacerbation Is One Too Many: Patient and Physician Perspectives

Authors: Alberto Papi, MD; Luis Alves, MD; John R. Hurst, BSc, MBChB, MRCP, PhD, FRCP, FHEA; Tonya Winders, MBAFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 12/7/2021

Valid for credit through: 12/7/2022

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to improve patient awareness and reporting of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, and educate physicians on the consequences of and need for early recognition of exacerbations.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.