80044456 - Eighth Annual Evaluation and Management of Pleural Disease

Eighth Annual Evaluation and Management of Pleural Disease Banner

Date & Location
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:45 AM - 11:00 PM, Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center, JHH, Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Critical Care Medicine, Hospitalist, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Pulmonary Disease


This activity is designed to educate the practicing pulmonologist and chest surgeon, as well as other health care professionals, interested in the care of patients with pleural disease. Participants will develop a comprehensive knowledge of the indications, contraindications and associated complications of common pleural procedures including thoracentesis, chest tube and indwelling pleural catheter placement, pleural biopsy and thoracoscopy. Procedures will be discussed in the didactic session on day one and will be demonstrated and practiced on day two at the hands-on stations on human cadavers in the MISTC Lab.

Who Should Attend

This activity is intended for pulmonologists and chest surgeons,nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, as well as other health care professionals interested in the care of patients with pleural disease.

  1. Interpret pleural pathophysiology.
  2. Discuss in detail the evaluation and management of patients with pleural effusion and pneumothorax.
  3. Use ultrasound to guide pleural intervention.


Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12] MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 12 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for completing this program.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 12 contact hours for non-physicians.