Interstitial Lung Disease: Altering the Disease Course Through Effective and Individualized Management

Released On
October 31, 2018

Expires On
October 30, 2019

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
90 minutes

Specialty
Rheumatology, Pulmonology

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Provided by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences.

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

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • NP — 1.5 contact hours.

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

Target Audience

This activity was developed for pulmonologists, rheumatologists, and other clinicians who may encounter patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) and/or connective tissue diseases (CTDs).

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Steven Nathan, MD, and Imre Noth, MD, provide their insights into the challenging management of patients with an interstitial lung disease. They discuss key considerations in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of an interstitial lung disease and the evolution in individualized treatment, including palliative care.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Diagnose interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) in a timely manner through optimal use of diagnostic criteria and radiologic findings
  • Chart disease course during the management of ILDs
  • Optimize treatment response in the management of ILDs with appropriate assessment and follow-up
  • Develop evidence-based, individualized treatment plans for ILD management

Faculty

Steven D. Nathan, MD

Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Programs
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Fairfax, Virginia

Imre Noth, MD

Chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

Physician Accreditation Statement

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040207.

This program is accredited for 1.5 contact hours.

Program ID #5597-EM.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty and planners participating in sponsored programs are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose any relationship with those supporting the activity or any others with products or services available within the scope of the topic being discussed in the educational presentation.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE/CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE/CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:

Steven D. Nathan, MD

  • Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim; Roche-Genentech
  • Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim; Roche-Genentech
  • Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim; Roche-Genentech

Clinical area: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for all companies listed above.

Imre Noth, MD

  • Consultant: Roche-Genentech; Boehringer Ingelheim; Global Blood Therapeutics; Primus Pharmaceuticals
  • Speakers Bureau: Roche-Genentech; Boehringer Ingelheim

Clinical area: Interstitial lung disease (ILD)/ idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for all companies listed above.

The faculty for this activity have disclosed that there will be no discussion about the use of products for non-FDA approved applications.

Additional content planners

The following have no significant relationship to disclose:

  • Gregory Scott, PharmD, RPh (medical writer)
  • Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, MSPH (peer reviewer)
  • Heather Jimenez, FNP (lead nurse planner)

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

Charles Willis, Director of Continuing Education, consults for Pfizer, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

Generic instructions are part of the site, but you may wish to include specific instructions such as the following. Participation in this activity is free. Understand the material, pass the intra-activity questions and complete an evaluation to receive credit. Passing grade is 70% and you are limited to 5 attempts.

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. Submit the evaluation form to the Med Learning Group.

Certificates will be emailed to the participant

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