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Updates in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

March 13, 2021

The 2021 Updates in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Conference will be held virtually on March 13, 2021. The 2021 South Carolina Thoracic Society one-day virtual conference will utilize a combination of lectures and case base presentations/discussions to update providers on the latest developments in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Participants will be able to learn from the experts and discuss current controversies in the area.



2021 Agenda


Saturday, March 13:

7:00 am Welcome, Introduction & Business Meeting, John Cox, M.D.
7:15 am EVALI: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Therapeutics, Brad Petkovich, M.D.
8:00 am         Pulmonary Nodules, Gerard Silvestri, M.D.
8:45 am     Update in Asthma, John Cox, M.D.
9:30 am  BREAK
9:45 am Virtual Poster Winner Presentation &  Ask the Expert - Cases, Jess Lozier, M.D., and Travis Fergeson, M.D.
10:45 am Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis and the Rise of the PERT, Tom Todoran, M.D.
11:30 am Updates in ECMO, Luca Paoletti, M.D.
12:15 pm Closing Remarks, Edward Kilb, M.D.
12:30 pm South Carolina Pulmonary Fellow/Practice Meet ‘n Greet, Todd Gandy, M.D.

Registration Fees

Live Streaming Cost

Physicians: $75
Allied Health Professionals: $25

MUSC Pulmonary Faculty & Staff should email the conference coordinator at to request a faculty registration form.

Registration Method

Complete registration through the online registration portal.

Credit Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Thoracic Society and South Carolina Thoracic Society. The American Thoracic Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Thoracic Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

View/Download the Designation Statement (PDF)

View/Download the CME Information Page (PDF)

Electronic Syllabus

The syllabus will be provided online. Information will be emailed to you the week prior to the conference so that you may download/print a copy.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please notify us when your register.

Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

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