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36th Annual Update in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

September 5 @ 8:00 AM - September 6 @ 5:00 PM


Experts in Pulmonology and Critical Care medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School will present a two-day program for physicians and other health care providers that outlines the most current treatment information for patients with pulmonary complications. Combining case-based information, research studies, and common practice, presentations and hands-on workshops will focus on airway procedures and challenges seen in critical care, among other topics.

Program Schedule

Thursday (9/5/24):

  • Breakfast & Registration
    • 7:15am – 7:50am
  • Welcome & Announcements
    • 7:55am – 8:00am
  • Update in Asthma – Njira Lugogo, MD
    • 8:00am – 8:35am
  • COPD: New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tools – Wassim Labaki, MD, MS
    • 8:35am – 9:10am
  • Lung Cancer Screening – Mina Pirzadeh, MD
    • 9:10am – 9:45am
  • Industry Break
    • 9:45am – 10:00am
  • Fluids Management in Sepsis – Elizabeth Munroe, MD, MSc
    • 10:00am – 10:35am
  • High-Flow Oxygen – Brice Taylor, MD
    • 10:35am – 11:10am
  • PEEP Titration in ARDS – Robert Hyzy, MD
    •  11:10am – 11:45am
  • Lunch
    • 11:45am – 12:45am
  • Artificial Intelligence in Critical Care – Michael Sjoding, MD
    • 12:45pm – 1:20pm
  • Adjunctive Vasopressor Therapies for Shock – Megan Ingebrigston, PharmD and Michael Kenes, PharmD
    • 1:20pm – 2:00pm
  • Coagulopathy Management in the ICU: ROTEM Guided Therapy – Maddie Lagina, MD
    • 2:00pm – 2:35pm
  • Industry Break
    • ​​​​​​​2:35pm – 2:50pm
  • Pulse Oximetry in the ICU – Thomas Valley, MD, MSc
    • ​​​​​​​ 2:50pm – 3:25pm
  • Non-Tuberculosis Pulmonary Myobacterial Disease – Sarah Brown, MD and Anastasia Wasylyshyn, MD
    • ​​​​​​​3:25pm – 4:05pm
  • Session Adjourns
    • ​​​​​​​4:05pm

Friday (9/6/24):

  • Breakfast & Registration
    • ​​​​​​​7:30am – 7:55am
  • Announcements
    • ​​​​​​​7:55am – 8:00am
  • Pulmonary Function Test Interpretation – Jamie Sheth, MD
    • ​​​​​​​8:00am – 8:35am
  • Tobacco Cessation Pearls – Doug Arenberg, MD
    • ​​​​​​​8:35am – 9:10am
  • Update in Sleep Medicine – Megan Acho, MD
    • ​​​​​​​9:10am – 9:45am
  • Industry Break
    • ​​​​​​​9:45am – 10:00am
  • Updates in Care for Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure – Sara Mirza, MD
    • ​​​​​​​10:00am – 10:35am
  • What’s New in Intervantional Pulmonology – Jose De Cardenas, MD
    • ​​​​​​​10:35am – 11:10am
  • Optimizing the Pre-Lung Transplant Patient – Dennis Lyu, MD
    • ​​​​​​​11:10am – 11:45am
  • Lunch with the Experts – For more information, see below
    • ​​​​​​​11:45am – 1:00pm
  • Hands-On Sessions – For more information, see below
    • ​​​​​​​1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Course Adjourns
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​3:00pm

Lunch with the Experts (optional)

Friday, September 6 | 11:45am-12:45pm
Join interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists over lunch for in-depth conversations with small groups of experts. Learn how Michigan Medicine teams approach complex care delivery related to specific diseases and patient populations.
Choose from three high yield sessions:

  • Challenging Bronchoscopic and Pleural Procedures
    • Jose De Cardenas, MD; Angela Sherman, RRT, RPF
  • Initiating and Managing Noninvasive Ventilation at Home
    • ​​​​​​​Sara Mirza, MD; Julie Hanley, NP-C; Armando Kurili, BS, CRT
  • Interdisciplinary Rounding in the ICU
    • Jakob McSparron, MD; Jennifer Dammeyer, MSN, RN; Megan Ingebrigston, PharmD

Hands-On Sessions (optional)

Friday, September 6 | 1:00-3:00pm
This portion of the program is optional, has limited availability, and comes with the Lunch With the Experts (see above). The hands-on instruction will improve procedural skills in a number of domains. Participants will rotate through four separate hands-on stations led by expert faculty as outlined below.

1:00 STATION 1
Airway Management: Hands-On Practice in Caring for the Critically Ill
Mallory Abney, MD; Kayla Kolbe, MD, MS
1:30 STATION 2
Pleural Disease: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Intervention in the ICU
Elizabeth Munroe, MD, MSc; Brice Taylor, MD
2:00 STATION 3
Vascular Access in the ICU: From Small to Large Bore Catheter
Maddie Lagina, MD; Sarah Perez, MD
2:30 STATION 4
Variceal Bleeding: Minnesota Tube Placement
Sarah Brown, MD; Kaitlyn Vitale, MD

Target Audience

This course will benefit hospitalists and general internists, family physicians, pulmonologists, intensivists, physicians-in-training, and allied health professionals who care for patients with pulmonary diseases. Health providers who venture into the critical care setting will find this course increase course increases their clinical acumen in these domains.

In the fields of:
Critical Care Medicine, Family Medicine, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:

  1. evaluate and manage non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease.
  2. analyze the newest diagnostic and therapeutic options in COPD.
  3. evaluate technology for monitoring oxygenation in critically ill patients.
  4. select individualized ventilator management for patients with ARDS.
  5. manage coagulopathic patients using ROTEM.
  6. implement evidence-based use of high flow oxygen.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


September 5 @ 8:00 AM
September 6 @ 5:00 PM
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