Pathways for Navigating ILD and IPF: The Journey to Early Recognition, Diagnosis, and Patient-Centered Disease Management

Released On
October 19, 2018

Expires On
October 18, 2019

Media Type

Completion Time
Up to 150 minutes

Pulmonology, Radiology, Pathology, Primary Care

Interstitial Lung Disease, Diagnosing IPF, Quality of Life, Communication Strategies

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This activity is provided by National Jewish Health.

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Supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc..

Credit Available

  • Physicians — up to 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, Radiologists, Pathologists along with Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants who treat patients with ILD.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Learners will step through decisions in (3) case simulations to test and reinforce their skills in diagnosis, treatment, and management of ILD/IPF as well as effective patient communication strategies.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe best practices for diagnosing IPF based on the most recent evidence-based guidelines.
  • Differentiate IPF from other interstitial lung diseases through comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and/or referral to ILD specialty centers.
  • Apply recent clinical data and guidelines to the management and treatment selection of IPF.
  • Determine appropriate communication strategies for addressing quality of life issues in patients with ILD.


Michael P. Mohning, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
National Jewish Health

Zulma X. Yunt, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
National Jewish Health

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation

National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest


  • Michael Mohning, MD discloses that he is an investigator for Boehringer Ingelheim.
  • Zulma Yunt, MD discloses that she is a speaker for Boehringer Ingelheim.

Planners and Reviewers

  • Michael Sapko, MD, PhD discloses that he is a consultant for Pilsy, MemoryMD, REMD Biotherapeutics and Stemedix.
  • Mandy Comeau has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, CMP-HC has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Bethany Hudnutt has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Laura Muttini has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Amen Sergew, MD has no financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Complete and submit the evaluation and post-test.

Certificates will be available for download at the end of the activity.

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