Massachusetts Medical Society: Updates in CT Lung Screening

Updates in CT Lung Screening

Updates in CT Lung Screening

This CME activity is intended for primary care providers to understand the importance of lung cancer screening for their patient population. This activity includes a patient testimonial, review of available literature and research, updated screening guidelines, and ways to increase patient adherence to screening recommendations.

Faculty
Andrea McKee, MD
Andrea McKee, MD is a partner at Radiation Oncology Associates and currently serves as Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s (LHMC) Sophia Gordon Cancer Center and Lahey Medical Center Peabody. Dr. McKee is a codirector of the Massachusetts State CT Lung Screening Subcommittee and is a member of both the Massachusetts Cancer Prevention and Control Network Steering Committee and the National Lung Cancer Roundtable. She is an advisory board member of the Lung Cancer Alliance and the American Lung Association. Dr. McKee and a team of allied health professionals at LHMC initiated the Rescue Lung, Rescue Life community benefit CT lung-screening program to save lives and open screening access to those at high risk for lung cancer regardless of their financial means. She has coauthored numerous seminal peer-reviewed publications on the design, implementation, and management of clinical CT lung-screening programs and is also an expert in environmental risk factors and lung health in patient care.

Michael T. Myers, Jr., MD, MBA
Dr. Michael Myers is Chief Medical Officer of Compass Medical, a large primary care group with six practice sites in southeastern Massachusetts. He is responsible for determining overall strategy for population health and chronic disease management, managed care cost and quality initiatives, and scientific policy for Compass Medical’s 100,000 patients and 90 providers. Dr. Myers is adjunct professor at Stonehill College teaching courses in health care administration and health sciences.  Before joining Compass in 2011, he was Medical Director for Hawthorn Medical Associates, a multispecialty group in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He was also a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Medicare Medical Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Associate Medical Director for Partners Health Care System. Dr. Myers is a board-certified internal medicine physician with a BA from Johns Hopkins University, MD from Harvard Medical School and MBA from Northeastern University.

Shawn Regis, PhD
Shawn is a Patient Navigator and Associate Research Scientist at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts University, and the Secretary of the Rescue Lung Society. He is a coauthor of the ALA/ATS Lung Screening Implementation Guide and the Massachusetts Statewide 2017-2021 Cancer Plan and was a member of the advisory committee for an Association of Community Cancers Center initiative to develop an optimal care coordination model for lung cancer patients with Medicaid. Shawn is a coauthor on over a dozen manuscripts pertaining to CT lung screening and has presented across the country and internationally on various CT lung screening topics.

Intended Audience
Primary Care Providers

Course Objectives

  • Initiate lung cancer screening at the primary care level
  • Perform lung cancer screening counseling and tobacco cessation simultaneously
  • Implement updated eligibility criteria for lung cancer screening and the benefits of screening
  • Describe the role of patient navigation in lung cancer screening completion

This webinar was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement 1 NU58DP006271-01-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: Free
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: Free
Non-Members Resident/Student: Free
Allied Health Professional/Other: Free

Format & Estimated Time to Complete
Slides and Audio (3/4 hour)  

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Family Medicine  

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Release Date: July 29, 2021
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: July 29, 2024

Course Developers, Reviewers & Web Producer:
Anita Christie, RN, MHA, CPHQ, Director, Office of Clinical Preventive Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Theresa C. McLoud, MD, Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Melanie Steeves, MPH, Director, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Thelma Tatten, Web Content Production Specialist, NEJM Group Education
Andrew Wagner, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

System Requirements
Desktops/Laptops

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:
IE 11+
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome latest version
Safari 12+

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)


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