Best Practices in Caring for Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Optimize Care

Provided by National Jewish Health.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genentech.

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Release date: December 31, 2017

Valid through: December 30, 2018

Specialty: Pulmonology, Primary Care

Topic: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Media: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Community Pulmonologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and Pharmacists that are involved in the management of IPF.

Program Overview

This online activity will include a multi-specialty case discussion addressing guideline-based diagnosis of IPF. To supplement the case-based discussion, slide narrations related to the multi-disciplinary management and treatment of IPF as well as patient perspective videos are included.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe best practices for diagnosing IPF based on the most recent evidence-based guidelines
  • Develop a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis strategy to differentiate IPF from other interstitial lung diseases
  • Develop a comprehensive approach to management of IPF based on the most recent clinical data to include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies
  • Determine appropriate strategies for the multidisciplinary healthcare team to effectively educate patients with IPF about their disease and address quality of life issues

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses1.2 nursing contact hour(s)
  • Pharmacistsmaximum of 1.0 Pharmacist contact hour(s)

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.


Rebecca Keith, MD (Program Co-Chair)

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health

Amy Olson, MD, MSPH (Program Co-Chair)

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health

David Lynch, MB

Professor, Department of Radiology
National Jewish Health

Steve Groshong, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pathology
National Jewish Health

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

National Jewish is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

National Jewish Health designates this online enduring activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement

National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

National Jewish Health designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Activity Number: 0831-0000-17-005-H01-P

Type of Activity


Nursing Continuing Education

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12724, for 1.2 contact hours.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with ACCME requirements, National Jewish Health has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Rebecca Keith
  • Advisory Board Member: Boehringer Ingelheim and Genentech.
  • Speaker: Boehringer Ingelheim.
Amy Olson
  • Advisory Board Member: Genentech.
  • Investigator: United Therapeutics.
  • Speaker: Boehringer Ingelheim, Vindico, France Foundation and ACCP.
David Lynch
  • Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Paravel, Veracyte, Siemens and NHLBI.
Steve Groshong
  • Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim and Veracyte.

Faculty Reviewers:

Jeff Swigris, DO, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

  • Speaker: Boehringer Ingelheim and Genentech.

Program Planners:

Aubrey Shoe, MA
Project Specialist
Office of Professional Education
National Jewish Health

  • No relevant financial interests to report.

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN
Manager, Accreditation and Programs
Office of Professional Education
National Jewish Health

  • No relevant financial interests to report.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the period December 31, 2017 to December 30, 2018, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) review the educational activity; and 3) complete the post-test and the evaluation form.

To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. We recommend that you print a copy of your answers before you submit them to us. Once completed, click on submit post-test at the bottom of the page. Your post-test will automatically be graded.

If you successfully complete the post-test (score of 80% or higher), your certificate will be made available immediately. In order to obtain pharmacy credit, you must provide your NABP number and DOB (month/year) and your information will be uploaded directly into the ACPE portal. For all other credit, click on “View Certificate” and print the certificate for your records. If you receive a score of 74% or less, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the post-test. You may retake the post-test until successful.

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Additional Content

Click here for the downloadable PDF: Patient Education Checklist

Click here for downloadable PDF of slide presentations:
Diagnosis Slides
Therapies Slides

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