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A Case of Worsening Dyspnea: A Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Virtual Patient Simulation

  • Authors: MeiLan Han, MD, MS
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 1/3/2023
  • Valid for credit through: 1/3/2024, 11:59 PM EST
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 1.00 ABIM MOC points

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care providers, pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to recognize worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients and select appropriate tests to facilitate the identification of patients for endobronchial valve lung volume reduction referral.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with
    • Counseling patients to understand treatment goals/preferences
    • Ordering relevant tests to determine eligibility for treatment options
    • Diagnosing advanced lung disease
    • Selecting appropriate management for patients with advanced lung disease


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  • MeiLan Han, MD, MS

    Professor of Medicine
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan


    MeiLan Han, MD, MS, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Aerogen; AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Chiesi; Cipla; DevPro Biopharma; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck; Mylan (Viatris); Novartis; Polarian; Pulmonx; Regeneron; Sanofi; Teva Pharmaceuticals; Verona Pharma
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; GlaxoSmithKline
    Research funding from: AstraZeneca; Biodesix; Gala Therapeutics; Medtronic; Novartis; Nuvaira; Sanofi
    Stock options from: Altesa BioSciences; Meissa Vaccines


  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Karen Badal, MD, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Katie Prince

    Writer, Chichester Associates, Phoenix, Arizona


    Katie Prince has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Yaisanet Oyola, MD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Yaisanet Oyola, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

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

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A Case of Worsening Dyspnea: A Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Virtual Patient Simulation

Authors: MeiLan Han, MD, MSFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 1/3/2023

Valid for credit through: 1/3/2024, 11:59 PM EST



Enhance your clinical skills as you engage with patients in an objective and realistic interactive simulation. Treat patients, diagnose medical conditions, and prescribe medications. There are no limits to your choices—order from thousands of labs, diagnoses, devices, and drugs using an intuitive patient chart-based interface.

Powerful metrics track your performance and provide instant expert feedback on your decisions. Upon completion, results will be presented, along with author commentary on each case.

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