Bringing Health Care Providers Together to Diagnose and Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
CMEO Live and On Demand
- Physicians (CME)
- Nurses (CNE)
- Pharmacists (ACPE)
All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Credit Expiration Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
|Steven D. Nathan, MD, FCCP
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University, Inova Fairfax Campus
Falls Church, VA
|A. Whitney Brown, MD
Director of Clinical Operations
Inova Advanced Lung Disease & Transplant Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Inova Fairfax Campus
Falls Church, VA
|Jonathan H. Chung, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology
Director of Thoracic Quality Assurance
The University of Chicago Medicine
Although the most common of the restrictive lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but deadly disease, affecting an estimated 6.8 to 42.7 per 100,000 people, with higher rates in those older than 65 years, and resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths annually in the United States.1
Education to community pulmonologists, radiologists, and primary care physicians, as well as the multidisciplinary team is important to increase knowledge related to recognition and diagnosis. Clinicians need to be aware of when to refer patients with potential IPF to specialty centers with pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists specialized in interstitial lung disease (ILD). All providers in the multidisciplinary and multispecialty treatment team need education related to recent ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT guidelines and mechanisms of action for the approved treatments for IPF.
Baseline data of self-reported gaps in care and skills in recognition, referral, and treatment of IPF will be at the forefront of this CME Outfitters Live and On Demand. Expert faculty will highlight the latest evidence and guidelines for IPF including when to refer and best treatment approach.
1. Raghu G, Chen SY, Yeh WS, et al. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in US Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older: incidence, prevalence, and survival, 2001-11. Lancet Respir Med. 2014;2(7):566-572. Accessed November 1, 2016.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the signs and symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
- Outline the red flags that would trigger an expeditious referral of a patient with dyspnea to a multidisciplinary team.
- Combine information derived from guidelines and studies of newly approved and emerging therapies in identifying a treatment approach for the patient with IPF.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Supported by an educational grant from Genentech.
Pulmonologists, radiologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers interested in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.5 contact hours
Note to Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists: the content of this activity pertains to pharmacology. Earn up to 1.5 contact hours of pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.
CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
0376-0000-17-001-H01-P (enduring material)
0376-0000-17-001-L01-P (live program)
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A. Whitney Brown, MD has no disclosures to report.
Jonathan H. Chung, MD has no disclosures to report.
Steven D. Nathan, MD, FCCP has disclosed that he receives research support from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche. He is a member of the speakers bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche. He is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche.
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Jeffrey Helfand, DO, MS (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Kimberley Murray, RN, MS (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Daniela V. DiBiase, MS (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Jan Perez, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
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