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End-of-Life Care in Lung Disease

December 7, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

End-Stage lung disease and in particular Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a frequent hospice and palliative care diagnosis. This Webinar will review the contemporary evaluation and management of these hospice and palliative care patients. In addition, faculty will discuss the challenges faced and strategies employed in prognosticating for patients with advanced COPD.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology and diagnosis of end-stage lung disease
  • Describe the role of hospice and palliative care in managing COPD
  • Discuss the challenges faced and strategies employed in prognosticating in advanced COPD


Stephen A. Leedy, MD, MA, FAAHPM, HMDC

Dr. Leedy is the President & CEO of Upstreaming and is subspecialty board certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine, with primary board certification in Family Medicine. He also is a certified Hospice Medical Director. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, did his Family Medicine residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, and received a Master's Degree in Palliative Care Leadership at Lancaster University in Lancaster, England. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and is the Immediate Past Chair of their national Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Leedy is a national medical director with Compassionate Care Hospice. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (FHPCA). He has had original research articles published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Dr. Leedy’s past appointments include President & CEO of Bristol Hospice and Vice President of Post-Acute Care For BayCare Health System. He has also served as National Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for other large hospice and palliative care providers.

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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