Program Description: 

Imaging and management of pulmonary disease is challenging and, at times, difficult.  This educational activity is designed to provide a platform for discussion regarding approaches to improve the diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases such as interstitial lung diseases and infection diseases with special focus on the use of chest radiology.  It is an interactive conference that involves radiologists, pulmonary and critical care physicians and other specialists who care for patients with thoracic diseases.  These are case-based presentations, discussions followed by review of pertinent medical literature.  When appropriate, a lung pathologist is invited as well.

Target audience: 
  • Radiologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Pathologists
  • Thoracic Surgeons
  • Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Fellows
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Develop skills in interpretation of chest radiology studies, including but not limited to chest radiographs, CT scan, PET scan, and VQ scan.
  • Correlate clinical symptoms and course of patient’s disease with chest radiologic findings.
  • Gain evidence-based knowledge on the radiologic presentation, diagnosis and management of the cases presented through a problem-focused review of pertinent medical literature.
  • Update the radiologists on the information required for various disease work ups and provide follow ups for cases they have evaluated.
  • Provide interaction and consultation on difficult clinical cases being evaluated currently.
  • Interstitial lung disease presents many diagnostic difficulties for the radiologist, pulmonologist and pathology.  Studies have shown that joint conferences lead to better patient diagnosis.
Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Luba Frank, MD
Professor of Radiology
Section Chief Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Rose Franco, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin


In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.




Carrie Abresch
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-3120
Series date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 1:00pm

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Series location: 
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Scanlon South, Room 2815
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States