Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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Manchester Country Club 
180 S River Road
Bedford, NH 03110

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Jane Goodman 
Breathe New Hampshire 
603.669.2411, ext 118 


Southern NH AHEC is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  6.5 contact hours. Activity Number: 1208

The Southern NH Area Health Education Center, accredited by the NH Medical Society, designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

Application has been made to the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (NH APTA) for continuing education contact hours for physical therapists.




  Enhancing COPD Management in Primary Care

This conference presents evidence-based diagnosis and management strategies of COPD in primary care. The $125 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and 6.5 credit hours. CME open to all healthcare providers involved in the care and management of patients with COPD.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Improve management of their patients with COPD by applying current COPD GOLD Guidelines;         
  • Describe the clinical features of COPD including the roles of inflammation, hyperinflation and airflow limitation highlighted in this course;
  • Summarize the indications and benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in the care of the patient with advanced COPD;
  • Appreciate and help patients avoid the common challenges to inhaler use and oxygen therapy;
  • Efficiently integrate tobacco cessation counseling into patient encounters and practical programming for smoking cessation/tobacco use disorder;
  • Effectively manage COPD exacerbations and optimize post-hospitalization outcomes.