Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Director, University of Michigan
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Chair, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Care Network/Registry Steering Committee
Ann Arbor, MI
Mary E. Strek, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, University of Chicago
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Chair, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Clinical Care Network Registry Ancillary Studies Committee
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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Treatment of ILD can be a challenge for clinicians; poor outcomes and health-related quality of life attest to the significant care gaps and treatment limitations that remain. Advances in the treatment of ILD, and particularly in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), hold promise for improved care and patient outcomes. This activity will examine management strategies for IPF.
This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care and other health care providers who encounter patients with ILD.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize risk factors for IPF.
- Use current evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of IPF to create individualized management strategies for patients with IPF.
- Describe conditions commonly found comorbidly with IPF and recognize the role of treating these conditions in a comprehensive IPF management plan.
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Dr. Flaherty discloses that he has consulted for Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc., Celgene, Genentech/Roche, Sanofi-Genzyme, and Veracyte, and received grant support from Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc. and Genentech/Roche.
Dr. Strek discloses that she has received grant support from Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc. and Genentech/Roche, and served on an advisory board and speakers bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc.
Mahira Zec Bonomo, University of Chicago, Director for CME, has nothing to disclose.
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Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH, MCM Education VP, Medical Affairs, has nothing to disclose.
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The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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