Lung Cancer Screening With Low-dose Helical CT

Recent lung cancer screening guidelines have changed the way we identify and treat lung cancer patients. This course discusses essential guidelines for properly screening patients. Our goal is to catch lung cancer in the early stages so that patients have optimal treatment outcomes. Baptist Health radiologist Juan Carlos Batlle, M.D., provides learners with the evidence supporting current screening algorithms.

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Cardiologists, Oncologists, Family Medicine Physicians, Thoracic Surgeons, Radiologists, Respiratory Therapists, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the history and evidence supporting current lung cancer screening guidelines.   
  • Implement current lung cancer screening guidelines and appropriately select candidates for early screening to improve patient outcomes.  
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
11/01/2016
Course expires: 
04/30/2020

Juan Carlos Batlle, M.D.
Section Chief, Thoracic Imaging
Baptist Health Thoracic Tumor Team
Miami Cancer Institute
Associate Professor
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Juan Carlos Batlle, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

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