Unlocking the Mystery of COPD
Monday, November 18, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)
The California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) is pleased to host a free educational seminar on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects an estimated 1.1 million Californians.
Join COPD experts and members of community clinics, social service agencies, health care organizations, public health departments and other health care stakeholders to learn more about COPD. This event will educate local communities by:
- Offering up-to-date information on this devastating respiratory disease, including the behavioral and environmental factors that cause it;
- Addressing the need for greater collaboration and increased resources for prevention, early diagnosis and treatment;
- Exploring the emerging role of clinical service providers as Accountable Care Organizations, in partnership with formal and informal health services, to foster long-term cost savings and improved health outcomes; and
- Informing attendees about the long-term impact of early diagnosis and the projected negative fiscal impact on our region's aging population if there are no improvements.
Guest Speakers Include:
Bruce Beck, MD, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, El Camino Hospital
James Canfield, MBA, RPFT, Lead Diagnostic/Interventional Pulmonary Technologist, Respiratory Medicine, Interventional Pulmonary Service, El Camino Hospital
Margo Sidener, MS, CHES, President & CEO, Breathe California of the Bay Area
Join the conversation on Twitter by following the hashtag: #COPDaware.
CE credits available thanks to CPAT partner MARSTE Training Services (MTS)
If you are interested in receiving CE credits for this event, please indicate so in the Eventbrite registration form. Attendees will earn a total of two contact hours for attending this luncheon.
MARSTE Training Services is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing as the provider of continuing education in nursing (Provider # 316262).
This course also meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider Number #5230).
MARSTE Training Services has approved the clinical standards for this seminar.
Follow #COPDaware and @CaAccess on Twitter to learn more details about this upcoming event!
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California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT)
The California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) is a diverse network of advocacy organizations, community groups, health care providers and employers, committed to ensuring a healthy and productive California.
CPAT serves as a communications, education and resource network to keep its partners and the communities they serve informed about critical issues involving access to treatment in California.
For more information, visit www.caaccess.org.