At PCMS, we believe in serving medical providers and creating venues of collaboration for them to connect and be educated on CME topics of need. Last night’s event Challenge for Managing COPD in Primary Care did just that.
Through interactive conversations, questions and answers, and traditional lecture-based learning the needs of medical providers were identified, and solutions were offered by guest speaker Joshiah Gordon, DO.
Real world medicine and face to face talks between speaker and attendees shed light on a few realities including:
- approximately 24 million adults in the US have airway obstruction or COPD,
- COPD is now the third leading cause of death in the US, and
- Alpha-1, a potentially fatal genetic form of COPD, may be a contributor in up to 3% of all COPD cases in the US.
Providing advocacy, education and interpersonal networking while serving 22 medical providers food, drink, and good conversation in the exclusive CLINK lounge, our vision of creating a medical society whose efforts will improve the practice of medicine and life of medical professionals for the betterment of healthcare in Pueblo came alive last night!