0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 0.50 / CE for Pharmacists (0.05 CEUs)
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Supported by an educational grant from Genentech.
Although the most common of the restrictive lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but deadly disease that affects an estimated 6.8 to 42.7 per 100,000 people, with higher rates in those older than 65 years. In the United States, IPF results in approximately 40,000 deaths annually.1
Education to community pulmonologists, radiologists, primary care physicians, and 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 of the approved treatments for IPF.
On January 18, 2017, a CME Outfitters Live and On Demand featured a discussion of baseline data of self-reported gaps in care and skills in recognition, referral, and treatment of IPF. To meet the learning preferences of busy clinicians, the activity has been divided into three short modules.
Module 1: Working Together to Diagnose IPF: Identifying the Signs and Symptoms (you are here)
Module 2: Working Together to Diagnose IPF: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Module 3: Selecting Appropriate Treatment for Patients With IPF: Applying Guidelines and Clinical Evidence
Each module is certified for 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 0.50 CE for Pharmacists (0.05 CEUs). We encourage participants to complete all three modules to optimize the learning experience and to gain valuable insights for treating their patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. _________________________________
Reference 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.
Pulmonologists, radiologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers interested in IPF
At the end of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
Identify the signs and symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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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
Dr. Nathan has disclosed that he receives research support from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Genentech, Inc./Roche. He is a member of the speakers bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genentech, Inc./Roche. He is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genentech, Inc./Roche.
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
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Jonathan H. Chung, MD Associate Professor of Radiology Associate Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology Director of Thoracic Quality Assurance The University of Chicago Medicine Chicago, IL
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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 (peer reviewer) 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.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE for Pharmacists
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 0.50 contact hours (0.05 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-17-008-H01-P
Activity Type: knowledge-based
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