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Working Together to Diagnose IPF: Identifying the Signs and Symptoms

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Although the most common of the restrictive lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but deadly disease, affecting an estimated 6.8 to 42.7 per 100,000 people, with higher rates in those older than 65 years, and resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths annually in the United States.

Education to community pulmonologists, radiologists, and primary care physicians, as well as the multidisciplinary team is important to increase knowledge related to recognition and diagnosis. Clinicians need to be aware of when to refer patients with potential IPF to specialty centers with pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists specialized in interstitial lung disease (ILD). All providers in the multidisciplinary and multispecialty treatment team need education related to recent ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT guidelines and mechanisms of action for the approved treatments for IPF.

On January 18, 2017, a CME Outfitters Live and On Demand featured a discussion of baseline data of self-reported gaps in care and skills in recognition, referral, and treatment of IPF. To meet the learning preferences of busy clinicians, the activity has been divided into three short modules.


Mar 02, 2018


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Steven D. Nathan, MD, FCCP
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University, Inova Fairfax Campus
Falls Church, VA

A. Whitney Brown, MD
Director of Clinical Operations
Inova Advanced Lung Disease & Transplant Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Inova Fairfax Campus
Falls Church, VA

Jonathan H. Chung, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology
Director of Thoracic Quality Assurance
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech.

Keywords / Search Terms

CME Outfitters, LLC IPF, ILD, Lung disease, pulmonary, pulmonology, thoracic, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary disease, lung, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis Free CE CME

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