Strategies for Optimizing Timeliness of Diagnosis & Treatment of Patients with Lung Cancer During Global Crises

Strategies for Optimizing Timeliness of Diagnosis & Treatment of Patients with Lung Cancer During Global Crises

Strategies for Optimizing Timeliness of Diagnosis & Treatment of Patients with Lung Cancer During Global Crises

Join a panel of multidisciplinary experts as they discuss the impacts of global crises on the management of patients with lung cancer.

Available credits: 1.25

Time to complete: 75 minutes


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  • Overview

    A multidisciplinary panel including a medical oncologist, a thoracic surgeon, and an interventional pulmonologist will discuss the role of lung cancer teams in their thoracic oncology practices. The panelists will review their management of patients with lung cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact of delayed procedures and telemedicine on patient outcomes. 

  • Course Objectives

    At the end of this webinar, the learners will be able to:

    1. Enhance communication and interdisciplinary collaboration to overcome the clinical and logistical problems limiting next generation sequencing (NGS) testing in the community setting
    2. Facilitate continuity of care for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are at higher risk of COVID-19 complications
    3. Illustrate the application of telehealth and web-based platforms for evaluation and follow-up of patients with suspected or confirmed NSCLC during the pandemic
    4. Diagnose and stage patients with lung cancer in a timely fashion during the pandemic to avoid upstaging/progression while ensuring staff safety
    5. Describe the existing prioritization models for the clinic visits, imaging, diagnosis, and treatment of patients suffering from lung cancer during the pandemic
  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    CHEST remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any relevant financial relationships that create a conflict of interest. It is not the intent of CHEST to disqualify anyone from participating in this educational activity, but to resolve any conflicts of interest that may arise from financial relationships with commercial interests. All conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, and/or the Professional Standards Committee to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. CHEST educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all CHEST CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relevant financial relationships will be made available on-site during all educational activities.

    The following faculty members of this activity have disclosed to CHEST that they have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest as it relates to the activity:

    Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP
    Consultant fee, speaker bureau, advisory committee, etc.: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Concordia/Pinnacle Biologics, Olympus, Auris Robotics

    Eric Edell, MD, FCCP
    Nothing to Disclose

    Narjust Duma, MD
    Consultant fee: AstraZeneca,Pfizer, NeoGenomics Labs, Janssen, BMS/Medarex, Merck, Mirati

    Janani Reisenauer, MD
    Grant/Research Support: Intuitive Surgical
    Advisory Board Member: Elucent Medical Navigation and Noah Medical

    Colleen Channick, MD, FCCP, DAABIP
    Nothing to Disclose

  • Commercial Support

    We gratefully acknowledge the following for their financial support of Strategies for Optimizing Timeliness of Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Lung Cancer During Global Crises

    Program made possible in part by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and an independent medical education grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

  • CME/CE Information

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  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    Physician Credit
    The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    The American College of Chest Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing Credit
    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 1.25 contact hours.

    Nurse Practitioners
    The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

    Physician Assistants
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  • Maintenance of Certification Statement

    Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points. 

    Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 businessdays after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.

  • Disclaimer

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