Faculty
Timothy P. M. Whelan, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

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CME/CE Information

Activity Title Efficacy of thrombomodulin for acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: a nonrandomized prospective study
Topic Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / ACPE CE Credits / ANCC Credits
Release Date November 2015
Expiration Date November 30, 2016
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 15 minutes

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

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

  • Describe the natural history and management of acute exacerbations of IPF

ACTIVITY FACULTY

Timothy P. M. Whelan, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

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

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 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.

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ACCREDITED PROVIDER

This activity is provided by The France Foundation.


TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

STATEMENT OF NEED

Acute exacerbations of IPF are usually fatal. Although corticosteroids are weakly recommended by ATS/ERS guidelines medications to increase survival are needed. Early awareness of experimental drugs enables clinicians to appreciate developments in pharmacotherapy and be better prepared to use the drugs upon FDA approval.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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

CREDIT DESIGNATION

Physicians
The France Foundation designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists
acpe-logoThe 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. 0391-0000-15-193-HO4-P.

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.

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

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 relevant to the content of this CME/CE activity:

  • Jenna Schffert, PharmD (PLANNER)

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

  • Adam Cochrane, PharmD, has received honoraria from Astellas. (PLANNER)
  • Timothy P. M. Whelan, MD, has received grants/research support from Boehringer Ingelheim, Gilead Sciences, InterMune/Genentech, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and Roche. He has also served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, InterMune/Genentech, and LifePoint of South Carolina.

UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE

The France Foundation requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); 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. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGMENT

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

DISCLAIMER

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 assumes no liability for the information herein.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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