David J. Lederer, MD, MS, and Ganesh Raghu, MD, FACP, FCCP
discuss the recent ATS guidelines.

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the efficacy, safety, and clinical application of new treatment options in patients with IPF


CME/CE Information

Activity Title ATS 2015 Guidelines Discussion
Topic IPF
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / ACPE CE Credit / ANCC Credits
Release Date September 2015
Expiration Date September 30, 2016
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 15 minutes


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

  • Discuss the efficacy, safety, and clinical application of new treatment options in patients with IPF


David J. Lederer, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Pulmonary Director, Pulmonary & Intensive Care Translational Outcomes Research (PICTOR) Group
Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Jonathan Goldin, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Physics Program
Executive Chief of Clinical Care, Department of Radiology
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California

Adam Cochrane, PharmD, BCPS (PLANNER)
Clinical Specialist, Organ Transplant
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, Virginia

Jenna Scheffert, PharmD (PLANNER)
Program Director
PGY-1- Pharmacy Residency Program
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Lung Transplant
Department of Pharmacy
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York


  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 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. 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.
    • If you are requesting ACPE pharmacy credit—your CE credits will be submitted electronically to the CPE Monitor.



This activity is provided by The France Foundation.


This activity is intended for pulmonologists, surgeons, critical care clinicians, pharmacists, advanced practice nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with IPF.


Two therapies were FDA approved in 2014 for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This milestone underlines the importance of accurate diagnosis of interstitial lung disease and presents clinicians with the opportunity to choose a treatment that matches patient characteristics. New treatment guidelines were created in 2015 that consider the new drug approvals, as well as clinical results. Although there are unanswered questions in the treatment of patients with IPF, knowledge of the evidence-based guidelines is essential.


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


The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and will award 0.25 CEU to pharmacists who complete the activity, complete the registration and evaluation forms, and successfully pass a posttest (>70%). There is no fee to participate in this activity. This is a knowledge-based educational activity. Your CE credits will be submitted electronically to the CPE Monitor. CE providers must upload participant information within 60 days from the date the participant completed the activity. Please submit all evaluations and credit requests no later than 30 days after you complete this activity to ensure your credit fulfillment, as CE credit cannot be awarded past 60 days from the activity date. ACPE No. 0391-0000-15-189-HO4-P.

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.

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Faculty Disclosures

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

  • Adam Cochrane, PharmD has received honoraria from Astellas. (PLANNER)
  • Jenna Schffert, PharmD (PLANNER)

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • David J. Lederer, MD, MS, has received grants/research support from Bayer, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Gilead and has served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech/InterMune, Gilead, and Pharmakea.
  • Ganesh Raghu, MD, has served as a consultant for Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim , FibroGen, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen, Kadmon Corporation, LLC, MedImmume, Promedia, Roche-Genentech, Sanofi U.S., Veracyte, and UCB.


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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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