What steps should clinicians take after a lung nodule is found in their patient? Find out here

Lung Cancer Screening & What to Do When a Nodule Is Detected

Lung Cancer Screening & What to Do When a Nodule Is Detected

What steps should clinicians take after a lung nodule is found in their patient? Find out here.

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  • Overview

    Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. However, lung cancer screenings are an effective strategy in picking it up early. So what is the updated criteria for lung cancer screenings? To discuss this further, Dr. Eric Edell, is joined by Dr. Nichole Tanner, Professor of Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina and a Joint Appointment at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Hospital.  

  • Objectives

    At the end of this webinar, the learners will:

    1. Gain an understanding about the updated criteria for lung cancer screenings and know what to do after identifying a lung nodule in a patient.
  • Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

    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:

    Nichole Tanner, MD, MS, FCCP
    Disclosure: Exact Sciences – Grants and Consultant; Veracyte – Grant; Oncocyte – Grant and Consulting; Oncimmune – Grant; Eon Grant; Nucleix – Grant; Olympus- Consultant. 

    Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP, DAABIP
    Disclosure: Medtronic – Research funds; Boston Scientific – Educational Consultant; Concordia/Pinnacle Biologics – Research and Educational Consultant; Olympus – Educational Consultant; Auris- Research and Educational Consultant; Johnson and Johnson – Educational Consultant; ERBE – Educational Consultant; COOK- Educational Consultant. 

    The following faculty members of this activity have indicated to CHEST that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests:

    Co-chair, Faculty
    Eric Edell, MD, FCCP
    Nothing to Disclose

  • Commercial Support

    We gratefully acknowledge the following for their financial support of "Lung Cancer Screening and What to do When a Nodule is Detected":

    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

    To complete the Education Activity Evaluation for "Lung Cancer Screening and What to do When a Nodule is Detected", claim CME/CE credits, and download CME/CE certificates and certificates of attendance (COA), please see the instructions below. You must complete your evaluation and download your certificate prior to the product expiration date.

  • 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 .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 .25 contact hours.

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  • Maintenance of Certification Statement

    Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to .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. 

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