Chronic Lung Disease Virtual Conference

Mar 9, 2021-Mar 10, 2021

Register for the 7th annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Chronic Lung Disease Virtual Conference, geared toward the multidisciplinary team that cares for patients with CLD/BPD and their families.

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Severe chronic lung disease (CLD) of infancy, also known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common chronic complication of premature birth. It affects approximately 25% of preterm infants with birth weights less than 1,500 grams and more than 50% of infants weighing less than 750 grams. Infants with BPD frequently require lengthy hospital stays and costly post-discharge medical care. A diagnosis of BPD is a strong predictor of long-term impairment in lung function, cardiovascular health, growth and neurodevelopment. Management of infants with severe CLD/BPD presents a unique challenge due to its multisystem involvement and common association with multiple non-lung comorbidities.

This two half-day, multidisciplinary virtual course is intended for physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, respiratory therapists and other members of the healthcare team who provide care for patients with CLD/BPD and their families.

The course will explore the pathophysiology, current research and key aspects of the management of severe CLD, including diagnostic and treatment options. It will also discuss the long-term needs of infants with severe CLD, highlighting the chronic nature of this illness extending beyond the neonatal period.

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