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Cystic Fibrosis Spotlight

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The CF Spotlight covers topics such as the changing treatment landscape, including cystic fibrosis (CF) transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulator therapies; exacerbations and comorbidities; transitioning patients from pediatric to adult care; best practices for disease management strategies, including airway clearance; and long-term disease progression, including advanced lung disease in CF selection of patients for lung transplantation.

Supported in part by an educational grant from Chiesi USA, Inc. and a scientific and educational grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

Course Objectives

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  1. Determine how to choose an appropriate individualized antibiotic regimen.
  2. Discuss management of common nonpulmonary manifestations of cystic fibrosis during pulmonary exacerbations.
  3. Describe the cystic fibrosis patients with particular factors that can lead to mortality and morbidity, and who should be referred for lung transplantation based on the 2019 CF referral guidelines.
  4. Describe factors of disease-specific considerations in IPF and CPFE patients that should prompt referral for lung transplantation.
  5. Discuss appropriate laboratory monitoring and when to obtain imaging and pulmonary function tests during a pulmonary exacerbation of cystic fibrosis.

Item Number: 7207.67

Gretchen R. Winter, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Shruti K. Gadre, MD
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Lung Transplantation
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Hakim A. Ali, MBBS, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Duke University
Duram, North Carolina

Holly L. Keyt, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor and Director of Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas

Douglas B. Hornick, MD, FCCP
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine –
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, Iowa

Douglas J. Conrad, MD
Director, UCSD Adult Pulmonary Program
UC San Diego
San Diego, California

Sameep Sehgal, MBBS, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CME/CE Claim Instructions
Cystic Fibrosis Spotlight

To complete the CME Activity Evaluation for Cystic Fibrosis Spotlight, claim CME/CE credits, and download CME/CE certificates and certificates of attendance (COA), please see the instructions below. You must complete your evaluation and download your certificate prior to the product expiration date.

  1. Log in to using your email address and password.
  2. Find this course in your course list.
  3. Complete any post-course assessment and the Education Activity Evaluation and click the Claim Credit Now link.
  4. To complete the claiming process, Click “Claim” next to the corresponding activity under Claimable CME Activities.
  5. Select the type of credit you want to claim, and enter the number of hours you are claiming, commensurate with your participation.
  6. Finalize by clicking the final Claim button.
  7. Your certificate and transcript can be viewed under Claimed CME Activities on your dashboard.

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Physician Credit

The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 2.0 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 2.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.


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