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Respiratory

Treating Patients with COPD In the Era of COVID-19

Do you know that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide, causing 3.23 million deaths in 2019? In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the prevalence of COPD has been estimated at around 4% of adults aged over 40 years in the general population. The prevalence is expected […]

DURATION

1 hr

PROFESSION

Physician, Specialist

# OF CREDITS

0

ACCREDITATION

Unaccredited

EXPIRY DATE

2023-11-20

Do you know that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide, causing 3.23 million deaths in 2019?

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the prevalence of COPD has been estimated at around 4% of adults aged over 40 years in the general population. The prevalence is expected to grow rapidly, given smoking rates in the region are generally high and rising.

This engaging discussion will focus on practical considerations for the treatment of patients with COPD and review current practices and challenges associated with the disease management in the Middle East.


This program has received an educational grant or in-kind support from Viatris.

Faculty

MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS
Professor and Chief, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Medicine - University of Michigan, USA

Julio Gómez-Seco, MD
Consultant Pulmonology and Sleep Respiratory
Medicine - Clinical Lead
Fakeeh University Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Learning objectives

This one hour session will:

  • Outline the global epidemiology, prevalence, and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Discuss the evidence and recommendations for nebulized therapy in the management of COPD
  • Review practices and challenges in the management of COPD in the Middle East
  • Discuss practical considerations for the treatment of patients with COPD
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0
Duration: 1 hr

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