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CPD

Working Together to Diagnose Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • Authors: Vincent Cottin, MD, PhD; Luca Richeldi, MD; Simon Walsh, MD, PhD
  • CPD Released: 8/20/2019
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 8/20/2020
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US pulmonologists, primary care physicians, and radiologists.

The goal of this activity is to increase recognition of the importance of implementing an early diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), in concert with a multidisciplinary team, based on current guidelines and recommendations.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Impact/burden of IPF on patients
    • Need for a multidisciplinary combination of clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic information to accurately diagnose IPF
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Applying clinical guidelines and recommendations to ascertain an IPF diagnosis


Disclosures

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Faculty

  • Vincent Cottin, MD, PhD

    Professor, Respiratory Medicine
    University of Lyon
    Hôpital Louis Pradel
    Lyon, France
     

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Vincent Cottin, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Corp.; Roche
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Corp.; Roche

  • Luca Richeldi, MD

    Professor
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
    Agostino Gemelli University Hospital
    Rome, Italy

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Luca Richeldi, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Corp.; Celgene Corporation; Fibrogen; Nitto; Promedior; Roche; Sanofi
    Received grants for clinical research from: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Corp.; Roche

  • Simon Walsh, MD, PhD

    Thoracic Radiologist
    NIHR Clinician Scientist
    Imperial College London
    London, UK

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Simon Walsh, MD, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Editors

  • Marinella Calle, PhD, CMPP

    Scientific Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Marinella Calle, PhD, CMPP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Ryan Blanchard, PhD

    Scientific Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Ryan Blanchard, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Esther Nyarko, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Esther Nyarko, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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