Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine

May 4–7, 2014
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Cambridge, MA

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Course objective is to review critical subjects of major clinical importance together with current approaches to the diagnosis and their management. The topics include a variety of intensive care issues such as sepsis, ARDS, arrhythmias and ventilator management as well as pulmonary issues such as lung transplantation, interstitial lung disease, COPD, pulmonary hypertension, cough, pleural disease, sleep apnea, pneumonia, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, asthma, the management of thromboembolism, and lung cancer. The course utilizes lectures and case discussion, supplemented by extensive lecture notes, an accompanying bibliography and informal meet-the-professor sessions.

The program features 40 expert speakers with diverse teaching methodologies, including lecture seminars, case discussions and expert panel (Meet-the-Professor) for interactive question/answer sessions. The use of multiple learning methodologies to engage the learners in the educational process will assist them in developing new strategies to use in their daily practice.

The Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Course is presented with the highest standard of academic rigor. The topics presented are evidence based designed to inform and inspire the participants to incorporate the newly acquired knowledge in their daily practice.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the pathophysiology of lung disease and critical illness, including key pathologic and radiologic features.
  • Apply evidence from recent literature to clinical case management.
  • Apply new clinical practice guidelines to improve patient outcomes.
  • Utilize diagnostic and therapeutic tools offered by specialists outside of pulmonary and critical care medicine to optimally care for complicated patients.


The target audience, includes, but is not limited to:

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine course is designed for pulmonary and critical care physicians, thoracic surgeons, general internists, and health professionals with a particular interest in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Residents and fellows are invited to participate. Course participants are local, regional, national and international.


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 30 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
7:30 Registration
7:55 Welcome
D.J. Kanarek, MD
8:00 There is no such thing as weaning
R. Brown, MD
8:40 Ventilator modes–What’s new and what’s worth keeping?
D. Hess, PhD, RRT
9:20 Cellular mechanics of lung disease
C.C. Hardin, MD, PhD
9:50 Coffee break
10:05 Sedation and analgesia in the ICU
E.K. Bajwa, MD, MPH
10:45 Role of lung biopsy in the management of patients in the ICU
R.L. Kradin, MD
11:25 Pathogenesis of sepsis & current treatment guidelines:
Evolution of a new paradigm
B.T. Thompson, MD
1:00 GERD in pulmonology
D.J. Kanarek, MD
1:45 Diagnosis & Management of IPF: What do recent clinical trials tell us?
A.M. Tager, MD
2:15 Interstitial lung disease & autoimmune disease:
Which tests and what treatment?
K.E. Black, MD
2:45 Coffee break
3:00 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: more common than we think?
B.S. Shea, MD
3:30 Sarcoidosis
F.K. Gibbons, MD
4:15 Management of advanced lung disease
L.C. Ginns, MD
MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
7:15 Meet the Professors
Drs. Bajwa, Brown, Ginns, Kanarek, Kradin and Tager
8:00 Common neurologic issues in the ICU
J. Rosand, MD, MSc
8:45 ARDS: Evidence based practice & beyond
B.D. Medoff, MD
9:30 Ventilator-associated pneumonia
W.J. O'Donnell, MD
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Point-of-care ultrasound in the ICU
A.S. Liteplo, MD
11:15 Severe influenza infection: pathogenesis & emerging therapies
J. Cho, MD
12:00 Protein Biomarkers: Improving diagnostics in cardiopulmonary
& critical care medicine
M.A.Gillette, MD, PhD
1:30 Pneumonia, community & hospital acquired
B.T. Davis, MD
2:15 The unexplained chronic cough
K. Saukkonen, MD
3:00 Coffee break
3:15 Sleep apnea
J.E. Mojica, MD
4:00 Hemorrhage & ANCA-associated disease
J.L. Niles, MD
4:45 Pleural disease
R.S. Harris, MD
6:00 Reception & Tour at MGH
The Paul Russell Museum of Medical History & Innovation
2 Grove St, Boston, MA
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
7:30 Meet the Professors
Drs. Liteplo, Medoff, Mojica, O’Donnell, Saukkonen, and Thompson
8:30 Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer
R.S. Heist, MD
9:15 Interventional pulmonology
C.L. Channick, MD
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 Lung transplantation
T.L. Astor, MD
11:00 Exercise & cardiopulmonary disorders
G.D. Lewis, MD
11:45 Occupational & environmental lung disease
L.C. Oliver, MD
1:15 Emerging concepts in COPD
B.R. Celli, MD
2:00 Thrombotic mechanisms & antithrombotic agents
D.J. Kuter, MD, Dr.Phil
2:45 Palliative Care
V.A. Jackson, MD, MPH
3:30 Coffee break
3:45 Pulmonary embolism & DVT
R.N. Channick, MD
4:30 Pulmonary hypertension - Evaluation & controversy in management
J. Rodriguez-Lopez, MD
5:15 Regenerative pulmonology: stem cells & lung disease
J. Rajagopal, MD
7:30 Meet the Professors
Drs. Astor, C. Channick, R. Channick, Heist, Kuter, Lewis and Oliver
8:30 Pregnancy and lung disease
B.A. Cockrill, MD
9:00 Atypical mycobacterial disease
R.M. Hurtado, MD, DTM&H
9:45 Cystic fibrosis & bronchiectasis
L. Sicilian, MD
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 A strategic approach to the management of pulmonary nodules:
What makes sense?
T.C. McLoud, MD
11:30 Current asthma concepts
A.A. Long, MB, BCH

*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.


Class Number #342605

Tuition Fees:
Physicians $800.00(USD)
Residents and Fellows in Training $525.00(USD)
Allied Health Professionals $525.00(USD)


All foreign payments must be made by a draft on a United States Bank or by AMEX, Visa or MasterCard.

If paying by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registration form to Harvard Medical School - Department of Continuing Education, PO Box 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted.

If paying by credit card, please register online.

Telephone, fax or mail-in registration with credit card payment is not accepted.

Inquiries should be directed to the above address, made by phone: (617) 384‑8600, Monday ‑ Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM (EST), or by email: hms‑cme@hms.harvard.edu

Upon receipt of your registration form an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Therefore, be sure to include an email address that you check daily/frequently. Your email address is used for critical information about the course including: registration confirmation, course evaluation and certificate.


This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice


Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.


A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.


All sessions for this course will be held in the Grand Ballroom at The Royal Sonesta Hotel,
40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA (Telephone: 617-806-4200 or 1-800-SONESTA (766-3782), US & Canada.


A limited number of rooms have been reserved at The Royal Sonesta Hotel (Telephone: 617-806-4200) until April 14, 2014. Please specify that you are enrolled in this course to receive a reduced room rate of $239 per night Single/Double. Hotel arrangements can also be made online at: http://www.sonesta.com/boston Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration. For airline reservations contact the HMS Travel Desk toll free 1-877-4-HARVMD (1-877-442-7863) Monday - Friday 9 AM - 8 PM (EST). From outside the U.S., Canada and Virgin Islands, please call 617-559-3764.

Course #342605

Offered by

Department of Medicine

Course Directors
R. Scott Harris, MD
David J. Kanarek, MD
B. Taylor Thompson, MD

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Todd L. Astor, MD
Ednan K. Bajwa, MD, MPH
Katharine E. Black, MD
Vanessa Bradford-Kerry, MD
Robert Brown, MD
Bartolome R. Celli, MD
Colleen L. Channick, MD
Richard N. Channick, MD
Josalyn Cho, MD
Barbara A. Cockrill, MD
Paul F. Currier, MD, MPH
Benjamin T. Davis, MD
Maha Farhat, MD
Fiona K. Gibbons, MD
Michael A. Gillette, MD, PhD
Leo C. Ginns, MD
Charles C. Hardin, MD, PhD
R. Scott Harris, MD
Rebecca Suk Heist, MD
Dean R. Hess, PhD, RRT
Kathryn A. Hibbert, MD
Rocio M. Hurtado, MD, DTM&H
Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
David J. Kanarek, MD
Colleen M. Keyes, MD
Richard L. Kradin, MD
David J. Kuter, MD, DrPhil
Gregory D. Lewis, MD
Andrew S. Liteplo, MD
Aidan A. Long, MB, BCH
Jessica McCannon, MD
Theresa C. McLoud, MD
Benjamin D. Medoff, MD
James E. Mojica, MD
John L. Niles, MD
Walter J. O’Donnell, MD
L. Christine Oliver, MD
Jayaraj Rajagopal, MD
Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, MD
Jonathan Rosand, MD, MSc
Kai Saukkonen, MD
Barry S. Shea, MD
Leonard Sicilian, MD
Andrew M. Tager, MD
B. Taylor Thompson, MD
Vladimir Vinarsky, MD


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