New Horizons in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Era of Antifibrotic Therapy
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech.
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Release Date: 7/31/2020; Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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The following individuals involved in the development of this activity have disclosed their relationships with industry relative to the content of this CE activity:
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.
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