What’s New in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis? An Interactive Case Study

Released On
January 22, 2021

Expires On
July 22, 2022

Media Type

Completion Time
15 minutes

Acute Care, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Infectious Disease, Pathology, Primary Care, Pulmonology, Radiology

Pulmonary Fibrosis, Respiratory

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This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.

Supported by an educational grant from Genenetech, Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.25 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).

Program Overview

COVID-19 imposes a high burden on patients with IPF who are at increased risk for complications and mortality. Using an interactive case study, interstitial lung disease expert Dr Lisa H. Lancaster will navigate the challenges of distinguishing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 from IPF exacerbations, adverse events of IPF medications, and other potential conditions. In addition, Dr Lancaster will share evidence-based strategies for COVID-19 treatment and prevention, and credible, web-based COVID-19 resources that are specific to patients with IPF will be provided.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Distinguish IPF from mimickers using guideline-recommended, multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluation
  • Formulate IPF treatment plans that accord with patient needs and goals



Lisa H. Lancaster, MD

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

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PA Continuing Education

PAs may claim a maximum of 0.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

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Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Lisa H. Lancaster, MD

  • Consulting Fees: Bellerophon Therapeutics; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Galapagos NV; Genentech, Inc.
  • Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc.
  • Grant/Research Support: Bellerophon Therapeutics; Biogen-Idec; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Celgene Corporation; Galapagos NV; Galecto, Inc; Novartis
  • Sales Representative: Medtronic

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  3. Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the posttest.
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