This activity is provided by Global Education Group. Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, is the educational partner.
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Genentech, Inc.
This 2-hour interactive, case-based activity on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is presented by a panel of 6 national-level faculty members from several medical specialties, including members of IPF care teams at Interstitial Lung Disease Centers. The activity focuses on:
A multidisciplinary diagnostic approach (comprising pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists, with input from clinicians in other specialties)
Summary of how more established therapies are used and how efficacious they are
Safety and efficacy data supporting the use of newly approved therapies
Management of selected patients—also employing a multidisciplinary approach—using newly approved agents, including dosing instructions
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of pulmonologists, including: academic, community-based, and those at interstitial lung disease (ILD) centers. It will also benefit other healthcare professionals who may contribute to the multidisciplinary ILD team, such as radiologists, pathologists, rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, PAs, and critical care medicine specialists, as well as primary care clinicians and other health professionals interested in the diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Outline signs and symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, as well as recommended testing for its timely diagnosis
Review current guidelines and recent clinical trial data for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis therapy
Assess strategies for addressing patient comorbidities in light of their impact on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis treatment
Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy
Global Education Group (Global) and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC (Paradigm), require instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global and Paradigm for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Joao A. de Andrade, MD (Co-Chair) Professor of Medicine Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine Birmingham, AL
Dr. de Andrade discloses the following: Retained Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Genentech, Inc.
David J. Lederer, MD, MS (Co-Chair) Associate Professor Pulmonary Director, Pulmonary & Intensive Care Translational Outcomes Research (PICTOR) Group Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
Dr. Lederer discloses the following: Retained Consultant: FibroGen, Inc., Global Blood Therapeutics Inc., Philips Respironics, Roche/Genentech, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme, Veracyte
D. Ralph Crowe, MD Professor Department of Pathology University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine Birmingham, AL
Dr. Crowe has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Lanier L. O’Hare, MSN, CRNP Nurse Practitioner Sarcoidosis, ILD and Pulmonary Access Clinics University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine Birmingham, AL
Ms. O’Hare has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Sushilkumar K. Sonavane, MBBS, DMRD Program Director, Cardiopulmonary Fellowship Associate Professor, Cardiopulmonary Section University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine Birmingham, AL
Dr. Sonavane has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Hary Suseelan, MD, FCCP Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Health Quest Medical Practice Medical Director Respiratory Care Services Vassar Brothers Medical Center Poughkeepsie, NY
Dr. Suseelan has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accredited Provider Disclosure
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Lindsay Brovansky and Jamie Patrick have no financial relationships to disclose.
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the Federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.
Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PA Continuing Education AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 2.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global and Paradigm do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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To receive a CME certificate of participation, you should:
Follow the "Start Activity" button to go to the Paradigm Medical Communications website, where you will complete the pretest.
View the online activity in its entirety.
Complete and submit the online post-test and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the post-test questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the post-test.
A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the post-test and evaluation. Your certificate will be saved on the Paradigm Medical Communications website and will not be available in your myCME CME History.
There is no fee required for participation in this activity.
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Disclaimer The materials provided for this activity are for informational purposes only, and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of a health problem without consulting a licensed medical professional. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the Faculty, and do not necessarily represent those of Global Education Group or Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. References to any entity, product, service, or source of information on this website should not be considered an endorsement, either direct or implied, by Global or Paradigm. Global and Paradigm accept no liability for the content referenced in this activity.
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