Supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The arrival of new therapeutic options for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) has stimulated vigorous interest in the Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILDs) that are associated with rapid progression. In order for patients with ILD to benefit fully from new developments, more physicians need to be able to competently identify, monitor, and treat patients who present with or are at risk for an ILD Progressive Lung Disease Phenotype (PLDP). In this activity, three patient cases are highlighted to demonstrate stable, moderate, and rapid progressive ILD and include corresponding HRCT images and HRCT reconstructions with 3D animations. In addition, a downloadable infographic clinical reference aid is included to reinforce key learning points related to best practices for classifying ILD subtypes and phenotypes.
Diagnosing ILD Infographic
To download the Diagnosing ILD Infographic (PDF), please click here. This is also available for download in the content section of the activity.
This activity is intended for Pulmonologists, Radiologists, Pathologists, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses engaged in the care of patients with ILD.
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
Describe best practices for classifying ILD subtypes and phenotypes.
Define ILD with a progressive phenotype in new patients and as the disease changes over time.
Discuss strategies for initial treatment and management protocols for patients with a progressive ILD phenotype.
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Joshua Solomon, MD, FCCP (Program Chair) Associate Chief Section of Critical Care Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Section of Critical Care Medicine National Jewish Health Denver, CO
Dr. Solomon discloses that he is a speaker for Genentech.
Zulma Yunt, MD Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Section of Critical Care Medicine National Jewish Health Denver, CO
Dr. Yunt discloses that she is a speaker for Boehringer Ingelheim.
Jonathan Chung, MD Associate Professor of Radiology Section Chief Thoracic Radiology Interim Chief of Quality Department of Radiology University of Chicago Medical Center Chicago, IL
Dr. Chung discloses that he is a speaker for Boehringer Ingelheim and Genentech.
Planners and Managers
Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no financial relationships to disclose. Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, CMP-HC, has no financial relationships to disclose. Harold Nelson, MD, discloses that he is a Consultant and Speaker for ALK and on a Data Safety Monitoring Board for Pearl therapeutics.
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