The Second Annual Lung and Breathing Summit

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Thursday, November 16, 2017


Thursday, November 16, 2017

6:30 – 8:00 pm:               Registration and Reception

Friday, November 17, 2017  

7:30 am – 9:00 am:         Registration
8:00 am – 8:15 am:         Intro and Welcome Overall and to the Session

8:15 am – 10:00 am:       Asthma and Allergy

The Role of Allergy in Upper & Lower Airway Disease
 Stephen Dreskin, MD, PhD
New Treatment Approaches for Difficult to Control Asthma
 Fernando Holguin, MD, MPH 
Bronchial Thermoplasty; Who, What and When
Ali Musani, MD
The “Single Airway Patient” Clinical Case Presentations & Discussion
Todd Kingdom, MD
10:00 – 10:20 am:           Coffee Break

10:25 – Noon:         Malignancy:  Thoracic/ENT

The pulmonary incidentaloma—now what?
Gregory Ruff, MD
New Paradigms in Lung Cancer Treatment
 Ross Camidge, MD, PhD
Novel IP approaches to Lung Cancer diagnosis & treatment
Ali Musani, MD
Oropharyngeal Cancer and HPV, the rising epidemic
 John Song, MD

12:00 – 1:00 pm:             Lunch

1:05 – 3:05 pm: Pulmonary: Advanced Lung Disease

Update on Interstitial Lung Disease
Joyce Lee, MD
What is new in COPD? 
R. William Vandivier, MD
Pulmonary Hypertension in 2017
Todd Bull, MD
Sleep Apnea, Surgical Approaches
Katherine Green, MD
High Altitude and Pulmonary Disease
 Robert Roach, PhD

3:05 – 3:20 pm:               Coffee Break

3:20 – 4:35 pm:     Specialty Provider Breakout Session 1

Drug Induced Lung disease
Kelly Greene, MD 
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
 Todd Bull, MD 
Chronic Sinusitis
 Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD  

3:20 – 4:35 pm:       Primary Care Provider Breakout Session 2

Pulmonary Embolism
Alexandra Smart, MD
Sleep Medicine Update
Mark Neagle, MD
Smoking Cessation- The Evidence 

Saturday, November 18, 2017    

8:05 to 9:20 am:       MD Focus Breakout Session 3

Voice Disorders
Daniel Fink, MD
Non-tobacco inhalants and the lung
James Hunt, MD
Bronchiectasis:  Causes and Management
Anthony Khalifah, MD

9:45 to 11:00 am:       APP/RT Focus Breakout Session 4

Sleep Medicine:  Compliance issues with CPAP
 Edwin “Tony” Esquibel, NP
Pulmonary Rehab:  Update
 Meghan Abrams, MSN, NP-C
Pulmonary Embolism Response Team
Pol Senecal, NP
RT and APP role in Tobacco Cessation
Allen Wentworth, MEd, RRT, FAARC
9:205 – 9:45:         Coffee Break

9:45 – 11:00 am:       Complex Airway

Confounding Diagnoses in the Upper Airway
Matthew Clary, MD
Endoscopic Treatment of Tracheal & Endobronchial Disease
Ellen Volker, MD
Evaluation and Treatment of Tracheomalacia
John Mitchell, MD

11:00 – 12:15 am:       Transplant/Future Directions/Wrap up

Lung Transplant- Medical Updates
Todd Grazia, MD
Lung Transplant: Surgical Updates
Michael Weyant, MD
The Future of Lung Regeneration
 Olivier Eickelberg MD 
12:15 - 12:30 Wrap up

Planning Committee:  

Todd Bull MD, Todd Kingdom MD, John Mitchell MD, 
Fernando Holguin MD, Stephen Dreskin MD, Joyce Lee MD, 
Katherine Green MD Calile Dethomas, Tim Wimbish

Course Director: 

Todd M Bull MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Lungs and Breathing
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center


Contact Information

  • Conference Information:
       Calile DeThomas

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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