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David A. Lynch, MD and Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS
incorporate radiology into a multidisciplinary diagnosis of interstitial lung disease.

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CME/CE Information

Activity Title Henry: 66-year-old with Mild Fibrosis of the Lungs and Pneumonia
Topic ILD Case
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / ACPE CE Credit
Release Date December 31, 2015
Expiration Date December 30, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 30 minutes

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of early diagnosis of IPF in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team according to the 2011 ATS/ERS diagnostic criteria
  • Explain key facets of the 2011 ATS/ERS criteria that support accurate, early, and definitive IPF diagnosis

ACTIVITY FACULTY

David A. Lynch, MD
Professor, Department of Radiology
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION / HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT

  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity.
  4. The CME/CE activity requires learners to answer questions to proceed through the case. After answering each question, learners will see onscreen the correct answer rationale. Completion of the case constitutes a passing score. No posttest is given.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

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ACCREDITED PROVIDER

This activity is provided by The France Foundation.


TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for radiologists involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with IPF.

STATEMENT OF NEED

The radiologist plays a crucial role in diagnosing interstitial lung diseases (ILD). These conditions have overlapping clinical features and radiology is often the deciding element. Because of the relative rarity of ILD many radiologists are inexperienced in recognizing the features of IPF and other ILDs as well as relating them to diagnosis guidelines. Each of these cases is presented by an expert pulmonologist and an expert radiologist to illustrate the differential diagnosis of common ILDs. Participants identify characteristic features and diagnose the patient based on clinical, radiologic, and (if necessary) pathologic findings.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

Physicians
The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME-accredited provider.

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Activity Staff Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME/CE committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures–Content Creators

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • David A. Lynch, MD, has received grants/research support from Siemens and has served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Gilead, and Parexel.
  • Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS, has served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim and Genentech.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

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COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGMENT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Genentech.

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