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Interstitial Lung Disease: 2016 Update in Diagnosis and Management

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Hone your diagnostic and management approach to patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) with this free, two session interactive e-learning module. Created from an interdisciplinary session at CHEST 2016, this module includes a series of case-based, problem-based learning activities and group discussions with a multidisciplinary panel of experts in this field.

The first session presents a multidisciplinary case discussion with clinical management questions.

The second session is the team presentations of a problem-based learning exercise where the learners work as multidisciplinary teams to develop the appropriate steps for diagnosis and management of an assigned case.

Complete this module, which includes a pretest and posttest, to earn 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 2.0 MOC points.

Course Objectives

  • Apply current guidelines and cost-effective strategies for the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung disease.
  • Describe important considerations in the selection of new drug therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias.
  • Identify and apply optimal practices for acquisition of lung biopsies for appropriate diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases.
  • Demonstrate the value and effectiveness of a multidisciplinary management team focused on the diagnosis, treatment, communication, and patient-centered care of interstitial lung disease.

Access to the course and CME/MOC claiming will expire 1 year from the purchase date. 

This educational activity is supported in part by an independent medical educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; and an independent medical education grant from Genetech.

Item Number: 7207.219


Eric S. Edell, MD, FCCP
Pulmonary Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Rishi Raj, MD, FCCP
Pulmonary Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Suhail Raoof, MBBS, FCCP
Chief of Pulmonary Medicine
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY

Robert D. Suh, MD
Thoracic Radiologist
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Nader Kamangar, MD, FCCP
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Jay H. Ryu, MD, FCCP
Pulmonary Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Kevin K. Brown, MD, FCCP
Pulmonary Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Kirtee Raparia, MBBS
Pulmonary Pathologist
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Renea P. Jablonski, MD
Pulmonary Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

David M. Sayah, MD
Pulmonary Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Joanne Martires, MD
Critical Care Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Jigna Zatakia, DO
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

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 enduring material 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 2.0contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 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 2.0MOC 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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