Link Between Parenchymal Lung Disease and PH

West Regional Pulmonary Hypertension Summit – A Case-Based Look At Diagnosis and Treatment

Link Between Parenchymal Lung Disease and PH

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  • Overview

    This year's West Regional PH Summit occurred on September 9, 2023, in Los Angeles, CA. Over a dozen regional faculty presented key topics impacting clinical practice and PH patient outcomes. The following topics were discussed at the event:

    • Important advancements and updates across the PH disease spectrum
    • The latest ERS/ESC guidelines for diagnosing and treating PH
    • Critical advancements in screening, diagnosis, and treatment of CTEPH/CTED, lung disease-associated PAH, and CTD-associated PAH
    • Real-world examples and data related to all discussion topics
  • Target Audience

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of the interprofessional team, including cardiologists, pulmonologists, echocardiographers, sonographers, nurse practitioners and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with pulmonary hypertension.

  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to: 

    • Review essentials of the updated ERS/ESC diagnostic and treatment guidelines and emerging medical entities for treatment
    • Discuss current concepts on diagnosis and treatment of CTEPH and CTED with a real-world focus
    • Debate the importance and practice of screening for, diagnosing, and treating PAH associated with connective tissue disease
    • Learn the essentials of cardiopulmonary exercise testing for the detection and diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
    • Consider lessons from the symposium in light of real-world case examples
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and Total CME, LLC. GLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

  • Faculty Disclosure of Commercial Relationships

    Disclosure Policy
    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all educational programs. 

    The following faculty have disclosed:

    Richard Channick, MD, chair for this educational event, receives research funds from Altavant, Aerovate, Respira, and Merck; and receives consulting fees from Altavant, Aerovate, Respira, and Merck.

    Rajan Saggar MD, chair for this educational event, receives consulting fees from Janssen, Aerovate, United Therapeutics, Third Pole and Aria.

    Houda Boucekkine, MD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Adam J. Brownstein, MD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Siyuan Cao, MD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
    Christopher B. Cooper, MD, PhD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Sivagini Ganesh, MD, MPH, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Khushboo Goel, MD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Antoine Hage, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives research funds from Actelion, Bayer, UT/Lung LLC, Reata, Arena, and Acceleron/Merck. 

    Brandon Jakubowski, MD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Sonia Jasuja, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives research funds from Bayer. 

    Suzanne Kafaja, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives research funds from GSK, Novartis, Genentech, Acceleron, Horizon, Cumberland, Immune tolerance network, Mitsubishi, Eli Lilly, Emerald Health and EICOS; and receives consulting fees from Guidepoint, Luminary Cabaletta, and EICOS. 

    Michael Lewis, MD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Yuri Matusov, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives research funds from Mallinckrodt and Aerovate. 

    Shelley Shapiro, MD, PhD, faculty for this educational event, receives research funds from United Therapeutics. LungRx, Gossamer, Medtronics, Liquidia. Pharmosa and Altavant. 

    Alexander Sherman, MD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Michael Troy, MD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

  • Planners and Managers Disclosure List

    The following planners/reviewers/managers have disclosed:

    Prerna Poojary, PhD, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Chad McQueen, PharmD, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
    TotalCME, Inc. planners and managers have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

    All the relevant financial relationships for these individuals have been mitigated.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and TotalCME, Inc. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of MedEd On The Go, you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restrictions, of that site.

    Reproduction Prohibited
    Reproduction of this material is not permitted without written permission from the copyright owner.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Jointly provided by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and TotalCME, Inc.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Division of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and United Therapeutics Corporation.

  • Instructions for Completion

    During the period 10/31/2023 through 10/31/2024, registered participants wishing to receive continuing education credit for this activity must follow these steps:
    1. Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    2. Answer a pre-program question.
    3. View the program.
    4. Complete the post-test with a score of 100%. 
    5. Complete activity evaluation.
    6. Apply for credit and either bank your credits or print your certificate.

    For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. This may require you to add or update the e-profile ID/date of birth information saved in your account.

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