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Improving Time to Diagnosis In IPF: Is There a Role for Genomics?

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This learning activity highlights the role of genomics in the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) focusing on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). A prompt and accurate diagnosis of IPF is essential and allows for earlier initiation of antifibrotic therapy to slow down disease progression and improve survival, as well as other important outcomes. Diagnosing IPF is a complex process that is often confounded by other conditions (especially by other ILDs) with similar clinical, radiologic, and pathologic presentations. Delays in diagnosis have been well documented. New technology that utilizes genomic testing may improve clinicians’ ability to distinguish IPF from other ILDs without the need for invasive surgery.

Developed by the American College of Chest Physicians in partnership with Veracyte.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Identify genetic abnormalities associated with ILD and IPF, and determine the commonality of abnormality.
  2. Identify the clinical implications of having a genetic abnormality.
  3. Recognize how a new genomic classifier for UIP detection can assist with differentiating IPF from other ILDs.


Item Number: 7207.60


Naftali Kaminski, MD
Boehringer-lngelheim Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Disclosure - Consultant: Third Rock, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., OptiKira, Theravance Biopharma, LifeMax Laboratories, Inc., Three Lakes Partners; Board Member: Pliant; Employee Relationship: Indalo Therapeutics, Inc.

Anoop M. Nambiar, MD, MS, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Interstitial Lung Disease Program
UT Health San Antonio
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, TX
Disclosure – Research/Grant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Genentech; Speaker Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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