Doctors Hospital Conference Series: Lung Cancer Screening – Low Dose, High Rewards

MIami, FL US
May 24, 2016

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States, accounting for 27% of all cancer deaths.  Only 15% of lung cancers are diagnosed at the localized stage, resulting in a poor overall survival (five-year survival rate of 17%). Screening with yearly low-dose computed tomography scan decreased mortality in a randomized trial of patients with increased risk due to smoking. This activity will address the importance of effective screening programs aimed at early detection to address this important public health problem.

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Internists, Family Medicine Physicians, Critical Care Physicians, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Pulmonologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Technicians and other interested healthcare providers. 

Learning Objectives

  • Explain  the scope of the lung cancer problem in the United States
  • Describe the results of extensive research in CT lung screening and recent policy changes.
  • Implement best practices for lung cancer screening.
Additional information
Schedule: 

  12 Noon ♦ Lunch and Registration

12:30p.m. ♦ Lecture

 1:30 p.m. ♦ Adjourn

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
04/30/2016
Course expires: 
06/03/2016
Event starts: 
05/24/2016 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
05/24/2016 - 1:30pm
Doctors Hospital
5000 University Dr
Valencia Classroom
MIami, FL 33146
United States

Juan Carlos Batlle, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiologist
Doctors, Homestead, South Miami and West Kendall
Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Juan Carlos Batlle, M.D. has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/30/2016
Course expires: 
06/03/2016
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