Office of Professional Education

A free CME/CE live webinar

A collaborative program was developed and presented by National Jewish Health with the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute and the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute - Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health


Dates and Times:

  • Monday, September  21, 2020 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm MDT
    (Begins at 7:00 pm EDT, 6:00 pm CDT, and 4:00 pm PDT)

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm MDT
    (Begins at 7:00 pm EDT, 6:00 pm CDT, and 4:00 pm PDT)

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COPD remains a leading cause of death in the United States and each exacerbation increases the chance of mortality, yet COPD exacerbations are not generally considered as severe as a heart attack. Literature reveals that many patients with COPD are not effectively diagnosed until they are hospitalized. Early recognition, appropriate diagnosis, and effective treatment of COPD is urgent in light of the mortality, morbidity and economic consequences of the disease. This activity includes case-based scenarios that highlight key issues related to early diagnosis, exacerbation prevention, treatment of COPD, and patient-centered strategies for communication and personalized treatment selection.


Target Audience:

Pulmonologists, Primary Care Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Registered Nurses.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  1. Discuss best practice approaches for early diagnosis and management of COPD to prevent and reduce exacerbations.

  2. Review current and emerging therapeutics in the treatment of COPD.

  3. Describe patient-centered strategies for creating personalized treatment and management plans for COPD to improve patient adherence. 


Program Faculty:

Sidney S. Braman, MD, FCCP
Professor Emeritus
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai-National Jewish Respiratory Institute
New York, NY


Russell P. Bowler, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO



For questions, please email the Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health at or call 303.398.1000 or 800.844.2305. To register for the webinar, please click here.

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

Physicians:  National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this internet live course for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Registered Nurses Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12724 for 2.0 nursing contact hours.



This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.