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Asthma-COPD Overlap: Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS)

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1.0 CME credit
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1 hour
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August 1, 2024
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Family Medicine, Primary Care, and Pulmonology
Clinical Topics
Asthma, COPD, and Primary Care

Lecture Objectives

  • Define COPD and asthma and describe the pathophysiologic
    processes that lead to small airway obstruction and reversible
    airway obstruction
  • Distinguish the clinical overlap of Asthma and COPD
    Explain how spirometry can be useful in the diagnosis of COPD and
  • List risk factors for severity of disease in asthma and risk indications
    for COPD


Gabriel Ortiz
Gabriel Ortiz MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Executive Clinical Educator/Clinical Science Liaison

Gabriel Ortiz, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA is a Senior Clinical Educator-Thermo Fisher Scientific; Co-founder, Past President, Past-CME-Chair, and current Treasurer of- Association of Physician Assistants in Allergy Asthma Immunology. Gabe has been a Physician Assistant in Allergy and Asthma since 1991. He received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1999.

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This activity offers 1.0 CME credit to attendees.

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