Thorough Evaluation and Appropriate Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
A Team Approach to Care

Steering Committee

Lisa H. Lancaster, MD 
Medical Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Joyce S. Lee, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine—Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care
University of Colorado Denver—Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO 

This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.  

Held in collaboration with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. 
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists. It may also benefit primary care physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, fellows, residents, and other allied healthcare providers who are interested or involved in the care of patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs).

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) from other common ILDs, such as connective tissue disease-associated ILD (CTD-ILD), accurately and efficiently using recommended clinical evaluation, radiologic testing, and pathologic testing as needed
  • Apply evidence informing the use of antifibrotic therapy, nonpharmacologic strategies, and management of risk factors and comorbidities in patients with IPF to formulate treatment plans
  • Individualize treatment of IPF based on patient characteristics and preferences, using shared decision-making


  • Introduction: The “Alphabet Soup” of ILDs
  • Differential Diagnosis of ILDs
  • Managing IPF: Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Care
  • Q&A

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Steering Committee
Lisa H. Lancaster, MD
Consulting Fees: Bellerophon Therapeutics; Galapagos NV; Veracyte, Inc.
Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc
Grant/Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Galapagos NV; 
Galecto Inc.; Novartis; Respirent Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd 

Joyce S. Lee, MD
Consulting Fees: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Eleven P15 Inc; Galapagos NV
Grant/Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc

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