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Northeast Medical & Scientific Branch - Worcester Pulmonary Symposium

March 6, 2019
Worcester, MA

The Worcester Pulmonary Symposium is held annually in March in Worcester, Massachusetts, and offers a high quality health professional program for Respiratory Therapists, Pulmonologists, Nurses and all health professionals with an interest in pulmonary medicine and respiratory health. The meeting was first established and carefully developed over many years by Ronald J. Dorris, MD.  Now, over 20 years later, the program continues to thrive in the hands of an expert interdisciplinary planning team comprising of Peter H. Bagley, MD,  UMass Memorial Medical Center, Richard Rosiello, MD, Director, Division of Pulmonology, Saint Vincent Hospital; Luanne Hills, BS, RRT, Manager, Respiratory Care Department, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Anna Rudnicki, MD, Pulmonary Director, Wingate Neurorehabilitation; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School; and Daniel B. Knox, MD, Pulmonary & Critical Care Division, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The 2019 Worcester Pulmonary Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Who Should Attend

•    Respiratory Therapists and Respiratory Therapy Students
•    Pulmonologists
•    Intensivists
•    Certified Asthma Educators
•    Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows
•    Physician Assistants and PA Students
•    Nurses, Nurse Practitioners & Nursing students
•    Pulmonary Rehab Specialists
•    Allergists
•    Primary Care Physicians

Registration

Register here online

Download Offline Registration Form

Registration is $75 per person (or $25 for Fellows and Students); including meeting materials and refreshments/meals as listed in the program.

Registration fees are payable strictly in advance of the symposium and are non-refundable in the case of cancellation.  Substitutions can be made in advance of the event by sending details to [email protected]

Agenda*

7:45 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Exhibit Viewing

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Michelle Caul, Director, Health Promotion, American Lung Association
Richard A. Rosiello, MD, WPS2019 Planning Committee; Director, Division of Pulmonology, Saint Vincent Hospital

9:00 a.m. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Understanding and Updates, Anna Rudnicki, MD, Pulmonary Director, Wingate Neurorehabilitation; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

9:45 a.m. Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment of Lung Cancer, Mark W. Maxfield, MD, Thoracic Surgeon, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:30 a.m. Refreshments and Exhibit Viewing

11:00 a.m. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to chronic respiratory disease, Jane Z. Reardon, MSN, APRN, AE-C, Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hartford Hospital

11:45 a.m. Q&A Panel Symposium
Moderator:  Richard A. Rosiello, MD, WPS2019 Planning Committee; Director, Division of Pulmonology, Saint Vincent Hospital

12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Lunch

1:00 p.m. Evaluations and Depart

*The agenda is provided as a guide only.  The organizers reserve the right to make amendments to the timing, topics and speakers as needed.

Accreditation

Please check back for accreditation information.

Venue

Beechwood Hotel,
363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

Exhibit

The WPS Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues and visit company exhibits to discover important information about the innovative products and services available to them and their practices.

We welcome companies to join us at the event to meet up with existing contacts and build new relationships with a large, vibrant and diverse multidisciplinary audience.

Please contact Michelle Caul at [email protected] or by phone at 860.838.4370 if you are interested in exhibiting.

Contacts

Contact us for further information about the meeting, membership or exhibition opportunities.

Committee

Richard Rosiello, MD, Director, Division of Pulmonology, Saint Vincent Hospital
Luanne Hills, BS, RRT, Manager, Respiratory Care Department, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Anna Rudnicki, MD, Pulmonary Director, Wingate Neurorehabilitation; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Daniel B. Knox, MD, Pulmonary & Critical Care Division, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School


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