ILD Case Library: Learn to Manage Patients with IPF, PF-ILD, SSc-ILD, and post-COVID-19 Infections
September 14, 2021
September 14, 2022
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This activity is provided by The France Foundation.
Supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is intended for pulmonologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, primary care providers, respiratory nurses/nurse practitioners/physician assistants, and other health care providers who may be involved in the management of patients with ILD.
This activity will cover pulmonary disease.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify the ILDs most commonly associated with a progressive fibrosis phenotype
- Use clinical impression and appropriate diagnostic tests to diagnose (and differentially diagnose) SSc-ILD
- Involve multiple specialists, nurses, advanced practice providers, and therapists in coordination of care of patients with IPF from the standpoint of diagnosis, treatment, management of comorbidities, and optimization of patient well-being (e.g., pulmonary rehabilitation)
- Manage patients with IPF proactively and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Review the therapeutic options for the management of SSc-ILD
- Apply an individualized treatment approach to patients with SSc-ILD
- Evaluate non-PF-ILD COVID patients for fibrotic changes in the lungs after recovery
Joseph Barney, MD, MSPH, FCCP
Professor Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Amy Hajari Case, MD
Director of the Advanced Lung Disease Program and Medical Director of Pulmonary and Critical
Care Research, Piedmont Healthcare, Austell, GA
Thank you to Dr. Case for her additional contributions to this enduring module
Sonye Danoff, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of ILD Clinic, John Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
Vikramjit Khangoora, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine FacultyAdvanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant ProgramInova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA
Ganesh Raghu, MD
Professor, Director ILD PF Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Elizabeth Volkmann, MD, MS
Director, UCLA Scleroderma Center
Co-Director UCLA CTD-ILD Program
University of California, Los Angeles
Physician Accreditation Statement
The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit
This activity has been submitted to Montana Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Montana Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
The faculty listed below report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
- Joseph Barney, MD, MSPH, FCCP
- Vikramjit Khangoora, MD
The faculty listed below report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:
- Amy Hajari Case, MD, has served on a speaker’s bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genentech. She has done contract research for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bellerophon, Galapagos, Gilead, Kadmon, Kinevant, and United Therapeutics. She has an employment relationship with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
- Sonye Danoff, MD, PhD, has done non-CE consulting for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lupin. She has done contract research for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Genentech/Roche and BMS. She has an employment relationship with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
- Ganesh Raghu, MD, has done consulting for Avalyn, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., BMS, Biogen, Bellerophon Fibrogen, Nitto, Lupin, Roche-Genentech, United Therapeutics, Veracyte, and Zambon
- Elizabeth Volkmann, MD, MS, has done non-CE consulting for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Forbius
Instructions for Participation and Credit
How to Receive Credit:
- There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity
- Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information
- Complete the CME/CE activity
- Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
- Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form. This form provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
- Credit documentation/reporting:
- If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant.
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
TFF requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.
The France Foundation presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.
If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.