New Horizons in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Era of Antifibrotic Therapy

0.75 CME
45 MINS
$0 FEE
SAVE
IPF CME

Overview

Release Date: 7/31/2020; Expiration Date: 7/31/2021


Activity Description

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology. Advances in understanding of the pathogenesis of IPF have been accompanied by the emergence of antifibrotic therapies that effectively slow the progressive decline of lung function that is characteristic of IPF. This 45-minute, interactive module reviews guideline-driven approaches for the treatment of IPF, including the use of antifibrotic therapies. In addition, case studies are utilized to illustrate best practices for communication and management of treatment-related side effects. 


Target Audience

The intended audience for this initiative is pulmonologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 

  • Review guideline-driven approaches for the treatment of IPF
  • Interpret emerging data on the use of antifibrotic therapy in IPF
  • Discuss patient engagement and education to support the management of side effects associated with antifibrotic agents

Faculty

Barry S. Shea, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI


Planning Committee

Maria Sullivan, CME Director, Brown University 
Jennifer Maloney, CME Coordinator, Brown University
Susan Denner, MD, MS, Medical Director, Catamount Medical Education 
Melissa Jozefiak, Project Manager, Catamount Medical Education 


Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Catamount Medical Education. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Credit Designation

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.


How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the period that the activity is available for credit, participants must: 

1. Read the CME information
2. Complete the pre-test
3. View the entire video
4. Complete the post-test and the evaluation form

A score of at least 2 out of 3 questions correct must be achieved on the post-test to successfully complete the activity. If you do not receive a passing score, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the post-test. You may retake the post-test until successful. Following the post-test and evaluation form, click on the button labeled “Get Credit” to proceed. Your certificate will be made available immediately for download and will be emailed to you for your records.


Disclosures

In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, all CME activity faculty and planners have disclosed all relevant commercial financial relationships received within the past twelve months. This activity’s disclosures have been reviewed and all identified conflicts of interest, if applicable, have been resolved. 

The following individuals involved in the development of this activity have disclosed their relationships with industry relative to the content of this CE activity: 

Faculty
Barry S. Shea, MD has disclosed that he has received Grant/Research Support from Biogen and Galapagos.

Planners and Independent Reviewers 
Maria Sullivan, CME Director, Brown University has no relevant financial relationships to report. 
Jennifer Maloney, CME Coordinator, Brown University has no relevant financial relationships to report.
Susan Denner MD, MS, Medical Director, Catamount Medical Education has no relevant financial relationships to report.
Melissa Jozefiak, Project Manager, Catamount Medical Education has no relevant financial relationships to report.


Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The Warren Alpert Medical School Office of CME requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.


Disclaimer

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