What’s New in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Updated Diagnostic Guidelines and Fresh Evidence to Distinguish Among Treatment Options

Released On
January 29, 2020

Expires On
January 29, 2021

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
45 minutes

Specialty
Pulmonolgy

Topic(s)
Pulmonary Fibrosis

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of academic and community-based pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists. It may also benefit primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, residents, fellows, rheumatologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Statement of Need

The nonspecific symptoms of IPF challenge the healthcare team to differentially diagnose this deadly, progressive disease in a timely fashion. Because the treatments that are available to slow IPF progression, alleviate symptoms, and prolong life work best when initiated sooner rather than later, earlier diagnosis and immediate, evidence-based care are critical. This activity will review the latest guideline recommendations and data to support the multidisciplinary process needed to diagnose IPF earlier and more efficiently, and to treat it effectively. Experts will review new data that distinguish among both pharmaceutical and supportive measures, so clinicians can make informed treatment choices based on the best available evidence.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Distinguish IPF from mimickers using guideline-recommended, multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluation approaches
  • Differentiate among pharmaceutical and supportive treatments for IPF, based on the latest recommendations and evidence
  • Formulate IPF treatment plans that accord with patient needs and goals

Chapters
IPF: A High-Impact Disease
Is This an ILD? If So, Is It IPF?
Considerations in Formulating an IPF Treatment Plan

Please note that patient details may represent a composite of information for educational purposes.

Faculty

FACULTY NAME and TITLE

Lisa H. Lancaster, MD (Chair)

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Steering Committee

FACULTY NAME and TITLE

Marilyn K. Glassberg, MD

Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine
Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Senior Director of Research Strategy and Growth
University of Arizona College of Medicine (Phoenix)
Phoenix, AZ

FACULTY NAME and TITLE

Steven D. Nathan, MD

Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Inova Fairfax Campus
Medical Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA

Contributing Clinical Faculty

FACULTY NAME and TITLE

Edwin F. Donnelly, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

 
FACULTY NAME and TITLE

Wendi R. Mason, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Assistant in Medicine, Nurse Practitioner
Director, ILD Research Unit
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

 
FACULTY NAME and TITLE

Anne F. Turner, JD, BSN, RN

Clinical Coordinator, Interstitial Lung Disease Center
Vanderbilt Pulmonary Clinic
Nashville, TN

Patient Faculty

FACULTY NAME and TITLE

Charles G. Capps, MS, PhD

Professor
College of Business
Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN

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PA Continuing Education

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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with ACCME requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below.

Lisa H. Lancaster, MD (Chair)

  • Retained Consultant: Bellerophon Therapeutics; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Galapagos NV; Genentech, Inc
  • Grant/Research Support: Bellerophon Therapeutics; Biogen; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Celgene Corporation; Galapagos NV; Galecto Biotech; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Speakers’ Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc
  • Salary (Spouse): Medtronic

Steering Committee

Marilyn K. Glassberg, MD

  • Consultant/Independent Contractor: Actelion; Bellerophon Therapeutics; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Bristol-Meyers Squibb; Genentech, Inc; RED-X
  • Grant/Research Support: Genentech, Inc
  • Honoraria: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc

Steven D. Nathan, MD

  • Retained Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc
  • Speakers’ Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc

Contributing Faculty

Edwin F. Donnelly, MD, PhD

  • Speakers’ Bureau: Genentech, Inc

Wendi R. Mason, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

  • No financial relationships to disclose

Anne F. Turner, JD, BSN, RN

  • No financial relationships to disclose

Patient Faculty

Charles G. Capps, MS, PhD

  • No financial relationships to disclose
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.
Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.
Independent fellow reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.

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