This program will provide a review and update on sarcoidosis; it will review the latest science on the pathophysiology of sarcoidosis, the various organ involvement with sarcoidosis including manifestation, diagnosis and management. The attendee will have a better understanding of sarcoidosis and overall management of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary sarcoidosis.
Term of Approval: February 23, 2012 through August 4, 2013
Discuss the definition, epidemiology and pathophysiology of sarcoidosis.
Describe the various organ manifestations of sarcoidosis and the diagnostic and management approach.
Describe the initial evaluation, management and subsequent follow up of sarcoidosis patients.
List the therapeutic regimens for treating sarcoidosis.
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Pulmonologists, Cardiologists, Rheumatologists, Primary Care and Internal Medicine Physicians, Hospitalists, NPs, PAs, RNs and other healthcare professionals.
Nabeel Hamzeh, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
Nabeel Hamzeh, MD, FCCP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado. Dr. Hamzeh earned his medical degree from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. He completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa and completed his pulmonary, critical care and sleep fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Hamzeh's clinical and research focus is in Sarcoidosis. He has an active sarcoidosis clinic at National Jewish Health and is involved in several translational and clinical research projects related to Sarcoidosis. In addition, he has given several presentations on Sarcoidosis at the local and national levels.
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Nabeel Hamzeh, MD, FCCP
Investigator - Centocor
Harold Nelson, MD
Advisory Board - Fish and Richardson P.C., Merck, Reigel, Sunovion
Investigator - URL Pharma
Has no financial interest to disclose
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