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Clearing the Air in Cystic Fibrosis: Airway Clearance Approaches for Patients

  • Authors: Caralee J. Forseen, MD; Elliott Dasenbrook, MD, MHS
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 4/18/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 4/18/2023
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    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.50 ABIM MOC points

    Pharmacists - 0.50 Knowledge-based ACPE (0.050 CEUs)

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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for pulmonologists, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

The goal of this activity is that the learner will be better able to understand the latest advances in mucociliary clearance agents for airway clearance in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and data for practice integration, focusing on patient-centered treatment and quality of life. Healthcare providers (HCPs) need education to know how to translate data into practice.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Approaches for airway clearance in patients with CF
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Collaborating with the interprofessional team to optimize care for patients with CF
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Integrate advances in CF airway clearance into the management of patients with CF


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  • Caralee J. Forseen, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
    Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
    Augusta, Georgia


    Research funding from: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

  • Elliott Dasenbrook, MD, MHS

    Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and the Bronchiectasis Center
    Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute
    Cleveland, Ohio


    Consultant or advisor for: Chiesi Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Electromed; Hill-Rom; Insmed Incorporated; Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Gilead; Insmed Incorporated; Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


  • Lisa Cockrell, PhD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Lisa Cockrell, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

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

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Clearing the Air in Cystic Fibrosis: Airway Clearance Approaches for Patients

Authors: Caralee J. Forseen, MD; Elliott Dasenbrook, MD, MHSFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 4/18/2022

Valid for credit through: 4/18/2023


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