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
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
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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An early and accurate diagnosis of ILD and its specific type is vital to directing therapy and monitoring disease course and therapeutic response, but these conditions are commonly mischaracterized, and a correct diagnosis is often delayed. This activity will examine strategies for identifying and accurately diagnosing ILD.
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 the signs and symptoms of and perform appropriate testing to diagnose ILD.
- Discuss the classification of ILD disorders.
- Provide referral to ILD centers for appropriate patients.
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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.
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.
Mahira Zec Bonomo, University of Chicago, Director for CME, 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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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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