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Interstitial lung disease is progressive and severely debilitating. Clinicians need to understand the signs and symptoms of ILD and be able to distinguish among different types, particularly those associated with a progressive phenotype, including inflammatory connective-tissue diseases (eg, rheumatoid arthritis) and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, as well as unclassified ILD to better diagnose, monitor, and manage disease and maintain quality of life. The goal of this activity is to improve recognition and diagnosis of ILD with a progressive phenotype, and to improve management of these patients through integration of traditional and newer therapy options into routine practice.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists. It may also be of benefit to primary care physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, fellows, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in the management of interstitial lung disease (ILD).
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Identify diseases most commonly associated with interstitial lung disease with a progressive lung disease phenotype that necessitate monitoring for lung involvement.
Interpret presenting signs and symptoms to diagnose interstitial lung disease with a progressive lung disease phenotype.
Assess the implications of recent and ongoing clinical research for the treatment of interstitial lung disease with progressive phenotype.
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Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS, FCCP Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Flaherty discloses the following: Grant/Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc./Roche Retained Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc./Roche; Veracyte, Inc.
Lisa H. Lancaster, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Medical Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN
Dr. Lancaster discloses the following: Grant/Research Support: Bellerophon Therapeutics; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Celgene Corporation; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Retained Consultant: Bellerophon Therapeutics Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc.
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