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ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: The Pulmonologist's Role in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

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Course Description

In this interactive CME-certified symposium, top CHEST experts will focus on AAV, the symptoms, etiology, diagnostic process, and currently approved treatments. The faculty will also discuss specific patient cases.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the burden of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) on patient quality of life (QoL).
  • Identify the role of the complement alternative pathway in the pathogenesis and treatment of GPA/MPA.
  • Use appropriate tools and guidelines to identify patients with GPA/MPA in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Outline the magnitude and significance of glucocorticoid (GC) toxicity in GPA/MPA management.
  • Summarize the latest clinical evidence for current and emerging treatments for patients with GPA/MPA.
  • Apply updated treatment guidelines to assist clinical decision making for patients with GPA/MPA.
  • Examine interprofessional strategies to improve care and outcomes of patients with GPA/MPA.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen, Inc.

Publication expiration date: October 8, 2025

Item Number: 7207.91


Jean Elwing, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio


Mary Beth Scholand, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases
Director, Interstitial Lung Program
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Adrian Shifren, MBBCh, FCCP
Associate Professor, Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Director, Rare Lung Diseases ClinicDirector, Respiratory Therapy
Washington University Medical Center
St. Louis, MO

Namita Sood, MBBCh, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Director Advanced Lung Disease
University of California-Davis

CME/CE Claim Instructions
ANCA – Associated Vasculitis: The Pulmonologist’s Role in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

To complete the CME Activity Evaluation for ANCA – Associated Vasculitis: The Pulmonologist’s Role in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management, 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.

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  3. Complete the course evaluation, and then claim your credits when prompted.

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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 enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 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 1.25 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 1.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge 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.

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