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Conference Schedule


Thursday March 22 Moderator:  Charles W. Atwood, MD, President, NAMDRC
7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Program Overview  
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  Update on GOLD Guidelines in COPD Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP
Professor, Thoracic Medicine &  Surgery
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Management of Pulmonary Nodule Michael K. Gould, MD
Senior Research Scientist, Director for Health Sciences & Implementation Science
Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Pasadena, CA
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Opioids and Cannabis Policies and Clinical Considerations Seddon R. Savage
Adjunct Associate Professor
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH
10:15  a.m.– 10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Controversies in Thromboembolic Disease Clive Kearon, MD
Professor of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ICU Liberation: Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle and Improving the Lives of ICU Patients J. Matthew Aldrich, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
and  Perioperative Care
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Summary of Key Points and Evaluation  


Friday March 23 Moderator:  James P. Lamberti, MD, President-Elect, NAMDRC 
7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Announcements  
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. MACRA:  Past, Present and Future, or An Update of the Last 15 Months Katina Nicolacakis, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Collagen Vascular Associated ILD Paul W. Noble, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and
Director, Women’s Guild Lung Institute
Los Angeles, CA
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Walter O’Donohue Lecture
Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannulae Oxygen Therapy
Nicholas S. Hill, MD
Professor of Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break  
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Negotiating Coding and Documentation Changes for Pulmonologists Alan L. Plummer, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Emory University Medical Center
Atlanta, GA
11:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m. Practice Management Update 2018 Steve G. Peters, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Legislative and Regulatory Updates Phillip Porte
NAMDRC Executive Director
Vienna, VA
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. LUNCHEON
Integrative Medicine as an Economic Strategy for Chronic Disease
Erminia M. Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM
Co-Founder & Medical Director of Guarneri Integrative Health Inc.
Pacific Pearl La Jolla, CA
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Summary of Key Points and Evaluation
Business Meeting


Saturday March 24 Moderator: Maida V. Soghikian, MD, Secretary/Treasurer, NAMDRC
7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Announcements  
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Opioids and Central Sleep Apnea Shahrokh Javaheri, MD
Sleep Physician
Bethesda North Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Sepsis 2018 Robert A. Balk, MD
Director-Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and
Sleep Medicine; Associate-Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Digital Future of Medicine:  Pulmonary and Beyond Jonathon D. Truwit, MD
Professor, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. Sleep Disordered Breathing and Chronic Lung Disease:  Update on Overlap Syndromes Robert Owens, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA
11:15 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Improving Outcomes of ARDS:  High Tech Babysitting or Beyond? David Ingbar, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Summary of Key Points and Evaluation  


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