How do I sign up?

You can register online by choosing the Register option in the navigation at the top of this page. Registration will close on Monday, October 18, 2021.

Registration confirmations will be emailed, so be sure you select to accept email notifications in order to receive your email confirmation and all other communication for this event.

How much does it cost?

The registration fee is $300. All registrations received by September 20, 2021 will have an early bird discount of $25 off automatically applied. The registration fee includes all course materials/handouts, continuing education credits, a placebo toolkit, and access to resources and presentations for up to 30 days post-event. Full payment must be received with your registration.

Will continuing education units be offered?

The COPD Educator Course is designed to meet continuing education requirements for a variety of healthcare professionals. Presenter objectives, qualifications, and a certificate of attendance will be provided to each registered attendee. The certificate of attendance will be sent electronically to participants after the course and after post-course speaker and event evaluation is completed. Please allow a couple weeks to receive your Certificate.

Respiratory Care: An application for this program has been submitted for 12.5 hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit to the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

Physicians: This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and the American Lung Association. RMCHCS is accredited by NMMS to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Application will be made for CME to RMCHCS for this live virtual activity. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Pharmacy: It is recommended you check with your local licensing board, as pharmacy requirements can differ from state. PRA Category 1 CME (described in the above “Physicians” section) is acceptable for many pharmacists.

Nursing: It is recommended you check with your local licensing board, as nursing requirements can differ from state to state. PRA Category 1 CME (described in the above “Physicians” section) is acceptable for many nurses.

It is the licensee's responsibility to determine whether a current certificate, a continuing education activity or a professional activity meets the continuing education requirements of your licensure. The Certificate of Completion you will receive has a section for health care professionals to outline / document how this training benefitted or fulfilled requirements of your licensure.

After this course, will I be a Certified COPD Educator?

Currently, there is not a nationally recognized COPD Educator exam or certification. The completion of the course does not result in a credential, designation, or accredited certification. This course is a comprehensive training providing continuing education hours to healthcare professionals who work with patients living with COPD. All registrants who participate in the live stream event will receive a Certificate of Completion as proof of attendance.

What is the cancellation policy?

Registration fee is refundable, less a $25 processing fee, for any cancellations received before October 7, 2021. Substitutions are permitted after the cancellation window. If you cannot make the program but would like a colleague to substitute in your registration, please contact us.

When and how will I receive my course materials for this virtual course?

Registered attendees will receive an email by October 15 which will include links to access to all the digital course materials a couple days prior to the course date. Course materials include a participant handbook, PDF files of each presentation, medication device/placebo toolkit, and patient education videos and resources. Toolkits will be shipped to the address associated with your registration. Please ensure that during the registration process, you include the address to which you want materials shipped. All registrations received by October 8th should have a toolkit prior to the course. Toolkits are for your use for patient education after the course and it is not necessary to have during the event.

What does the course schedule look like?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021: 9:00am to 2:00pm Central time (10am-3pm Eastern) (7am-12pm Pacific)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021: 9:00am to 2:30pm Central time (10am-3:30pm Eastern) (7am-12:30pm Pacific)

Thursday, October 28, 2021: 9:00am to 2:30pm Central time (10am-3:30pm Eastern) (7am-12:30pm Pacific)

Frequent, brief breaks are built in throughout the day.

View the detailed agenda here.

Still have questions? 

Please contact event manager Lisa Gebhard.