Better Outcomes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Teamwork is Key to Suspecting, Diagnosing, and Managing Disease—and to Supporting Patients
Release Date: December 21, 2017
Last Reviewed: December 13, 2017
Expiration Date: December 21, 2018
Time to Complete Activity:  1.0 hour
*This activity expired for credit on December 21, 2018 and is no longer available for credit
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David J. Lederer, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Pulmonary Director, Pulmonary & Intensive Care Translational Outcomes Research (PICTOR) Group
Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Steering Committee
David J. Lederer, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Pulmonary Director, Pulmonary & Intensive Care Translational Outcomes Research (PICTOR) Group
Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
Hary Suseelan, MD, FCCP
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Health Quest Medical Practice
Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Poughkeepsie, NY
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of academic and community-based pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists. It may also be of benefit to primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, residents, fellows, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Recognize clinical signs and symptoms that should prompt evaluation for interstitial lung disease.
  • Outline clinical, laboratory, and imaging assessments needed to differentiate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis from other interstitial lung diseases.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis that take into account novel treatment options and current guideline recommendations.
Table of Contents
  • Overview of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Suspecting ILD: The First Step Toward Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Diagnosis
  • Managing IPF: Evidence, Guidance, and Expert Advice
  • IPF Treatment: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
  • Summary

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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Name of Faculty or Presenter
Reported Financial Relationship
David J. Lederer, MD, MS
Consultant/Independent Contractor: FibroGen, Inc; Galapagos;
Global Blood Therapeutics Inc; Roche; Sanofi Genzyme; Veracyte, Inc.
Hary Suseelan, MD, FCCP
Honoraria: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc
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Reported Financial Relationship
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No financial relationships to disclose
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