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Apr 30

CCMS General Membership Meeting & CME Spring 2024

Join us at the 2024 CCMS Spring General Membership Meeting, April 30, 6:00pm at the Avow Ispiri Community Room. The dinner program features CCMS updates, healthcare news, and educational presentations. The event is complimentary for CCMS physician members and one guest each, $75 for non-members and additional guests. 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM)

Avow - Ispiri Community Center
1205 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105
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Apr 30, 2024 06:00pm - Apr 30, 2024 08:15pm

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Vendor Opportunities

Thank you:

NSU Area Health Education Centers


6:00-6:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:30-8:15pm - Dinner Program

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Kapilkumar Patel

Kapil N. Patel, MD

"Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation"

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine


Medical Director, Advanced Lung Disease & Transplant Center

Tampa General Hospital

Kelly Henson-Evertz

Kelly Henson-Evertz, DNP, RNC-OB, CTTS, NCTTP

"Tobacco: Use, Impact, and Cessation"

Associate Professor of Nursing, Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing; Senior Tobacco Education Specialist for Health Professionals and Health Professions Students


Eliseo Rangel, MSW, CTTS, CPAHA-TT

Regional Program Manager, Area Health Education Center, Tobacco Training and Cessation Program

Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University 


  1. Describe at least three tobacco related health and surgical consequences.
  2. Identify at least five of the seven FDA approved tobacco cessation medications, including dosing, indications, and contraindications.
  3. Perform a brief tobacco cessation intervention using the “Ask, Advise, and Refer” method.
  4. Identify the free tobacco cessation resources/services available to tobacco/nicotine dependent individuals in the State of Florida.
  5. Identify the diagnostic test of choice to assess for interstitial lung disease.
  6. Understand the leading indication for lung transplantation.
  7. Identify the diagnostic test of choice to assess for pulmonary hypertension.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the NCH Healthcare System and Collier County Medical Society. The NCH Healthcare System is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The NCH Healthcare System designates this live activity for a maximum of one and one half (1.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All faculty, the NCH Healthcare System, and Collier County Medical Society will disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of the presentation. Neither the faculty nor any of the planners have any conflicts or disclosures to make at this time.  


April Donahue / Nancy Wood

239-435-7727 | [email protected]

Collier County Medical Society

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