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Creighton Sponsors Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Conference

Creighton University will sponsor the ninth annual Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Conference on April 19-20, 2013 at the Omaha Marriott Regency, 10220 Regency Circle. The conference is designed to enhance attendees? clinical competence in the diagnosis and treatment of select pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine diseases.

The two-day conference is divided into topic sessions and covers an array of subjects in those respective fields. During three sessions on sleep medicine, attendees will discuss obstructive sleep apnea, the science of circadian rhythms, the neurocognitive consequences of sleep deprivation and new advances in the treatment of sleep apnea beyond the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). An optional workshop will help clinicians with CPAP mask selection, fitting, and troubleshooting.

Two sessions will focus on pulmonary medicine, including a pharmacy update, new asthma therapies, what?s new in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation and recent controversies in patients with pneumonia. The two sessions on critical care will address the roles and responsibilities of providers when dealing with suicidal patients, how to evaluate and treat delirium in the ICU, the pathophysiology of sepsis and recent advances in the care of patients with neurologic injury.

The cost of the conference is:

  • $175 for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists;
  • $125 for nurses, respiratory therapists, sleep technologists, EMS personnel, mental health providers and other healthcare professionals; and
  • $75 for fellows, residents and full-time students.

Continuing education credits are available.