Innovative Therapeutics for Advanced Lung Disease


Please note that on-line registration is closed. In order to register for this course, please proceed to the "New Registration" table on Thursday, March 2, located at:

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032

Program Co-Directors

Matthew D. Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA
Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD
Mark E. Ginsburg, MD
Neil W. Schluger, MD
Joshua R. Sonett, MD, FACS
Byron Thomashow, MD

Overall Goals

Worldwide COPD and lower respiratory tract infections are tied for the third leading causes of death behind only cardiovascular disease and stroke. However, if one combines the mortality figures for COPD, lower respiratory tract infections, and cancers of lung, bronchus, trachea, data suggests diseases of the chest are now the number one cause of death worldwide. Recognizing its importance, the Divisions of Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonary Medicine are hosting a symposium on treating advanced lung disease.

Topics will include COPD, interstitial lung diseases, mycobacterial disease, pulmonary vascular disease, acute respiratory failure, lung cancer and diaphragmatic dysfunction. The symposium will explore cutting edge approaches to some of these issues including medical advances, and more interventional approaches such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, lung volume reduction surgery, endobronchial lung volume reduction, lung transplantation, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, diaphragm plication and pacing.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify optimum medical therapies for COPD, interstitial lung disease and mycobacterial diseases
  • Describe present state of the art for management of pulmonary hypertension including chronic thromboembolic disease
  • Identify the options for lung cancer management in patients with limited respiratory reserve
  • Explain the role of ECMO in acute lung injury
  • Discuss the roles of interventional options like lung volume reduction and diaphragmatic procedures in selected patients
  • Discuss timing and selection for lung transplantation and present lung transplant results

Target Audience

  • Pulmonologists
  • Internists
  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Hospitalists


The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants and Respiratory Therapists are encouraged to check with their accrediting organization to ensure they accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

CNE Accreditation Statement

6.5 contact hours will be provided for attending this program.

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, School of Continuing Education for Nurses is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure Statement

As a provider of continuing education for nurses we are required to disclose to you that none of the planners or faculty presenting this program is biased in any way by a relationship with companies outside this institution. If any arise, an announcement will be made at the beginning of this program. There is commercial support for this program. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NJSNA, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

AARC Continuing Respiratory Care Education

This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.51 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Educational Grant/Exhibit Support Interest

If you are interested in supporting this medical education program with an educational grant and/or an exhibit, please contact:

Christine Rein
Medical Education Liaison
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, External Affairs
Phone: 212.304.7814

Downloadable Information for Participating Vendors

Please note: A completed floor plan will be distributed on-site and available at the general registration desk upon arrival. Staff will assist in directing you to your exhibit area.

Meeting Location

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
173 Fort Washington, First Floor
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
New York, New York 10032
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Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, Office of External Affairs

400 Kelby Street, Floor 9, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: 212.304.7817

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