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Jeffrey J. Swigris, DO, MS (Chair)

National Jewish Health
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Tristan J. Huie, MD
National Jewish Health

Joshua J. Solomon, MD
National Jewish Health
University of Colorado

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CME/CE Information

Activity Title A Practical Guide to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Topic Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Release Date December 2013
Expiration Date December 31, 2014 - No longer available for credit
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 90 minutes

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Discuss the latest research in IPF and the impact this information has on the current diagnosis and management approaches for this disease
  • Explain the epidemiology of IPF and the importance of accurate and early diagnosis
  • Indicate how to accurately diagnose IPF in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team
  • Explain the pathophysiology of IPF and the therapeutic approaches to different steps in the disease process
  • Describe the evidence-based diagnosis and management of IPF recommended in the 2011 ATS/ERS guidelines
  • Incorporate effective communication techniques and educational tools to improve the patient’s knowledge of their disease

ACTIVITY FACULTY

Tristan J. Huie, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Joshua J. Solomon, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
National Jewish Health
Medical Director
Colorado Acute Long-Term Care Hospital
Denver, Colorado
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Jeffrey J. Swigris, DO, MS
Associate Professor, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Visiting Fellow’s Program
Co-Director, Autoimmune Lung Center
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
National Jewish Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION / HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT

  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity.
  4. Complete the posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which 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.
  6. Your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

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SPONSOR

This activity is sponsored by The France Foundation.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for pulmonologists, critical care clinicians, and other health care providers involved in the management of patients with IPF.

STATEMENT OF NEED

IPF is a chronic progressive disease that is increasing in prevalence. Diagnosis is difficult, beyond the expertise of any one specialty, but has been codified in recent evidence-based guidelines. The understanding of the pathophysiology of IPF has progressed over the past decade, and this knowledge is intertwined with the clinical testing of candidate drugs. Several promising clinical candidates are in phase 3 evaluation and education of health care providers will enable both clinical trial enrollment and appropriate use of emerging medications after FDA approval. International guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of IPF have been recently published, and provide a valuable resource for providers who manage patients with ILD. The PILOT™ Primer 2013: A Practical Guide to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis addresses these educational needs.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

Physicians
The France Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME-accredited provider.

RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, The France Foundation will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.

DISCLOSURES

It is the policy of The France Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty, activity planners, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed to the participants any significant financial interest or other relationship with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s)/device(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial or other relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. The France Foundation has identified and resolved any and all conflicts of interest prior to the release of this activity.

Activity Staff Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CME activity:

  • Tristan J. Huie, MD
  • Joshua J. Solomon, MD

The following faculty has indicated he has relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CME activity:

  • Jeffrey J. Swigris, DO, MS, has received grants/research support from InterMune, LAM Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He has served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech/Roche, InterMune, and UCB Biosciences

UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE

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COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGMENT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim and InterMune.

DISCLAIMER

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