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This continuing medical education activity is provided by 

Support Statement

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


Brett M. Elicker, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Chief, Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Kevin O. Leslie, MD
Professor and Consultant in Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Steven D. Nathan, MD
Medical Director
Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University – Inova Fairfax Campus
Falls Church, VA

Consulting Fee: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Genentech
Speakers Bureau: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Genentech

External Reviewer

Amy L. Olson, MD, MSPH

Fees for Non-CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or its Agent: Boehringer-Ingelheim
Contracted Research: Gilead

Vindico Medical Education staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.


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The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.


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Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, July 29, 2016 to July 29, 2017.

How To Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, watch the video, complete the CME posttest, and complete and return the registration form and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic progressive lung disease with survival comparable to many cancers. The historical standard of care for IPF is oxygen supplementation, management of co-morbidities, and lung transplantation. The therapeutic landscape for IPF management is rapidly evolving. Diagnosis may be challenging for radiologists, pulmonologists, and pathologists alike, as IPF can mimic other fibrotic lung conditions. It is imperative that radiologists are able to accurately diagnose the usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern of IPF promptly, so that patients can be referred and treated in a timely manner. In this activity, thought leaders in pulmonology, thoracic radiology, and pathology will address the gaps in knowledge in accurately diagnosing IPF, using appropriate imaging modalities as well as laboratory studies. Clinical evidence regarding current FDA-approved pharmacotherapies used for the management of IPF will also be presented.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is radiologists, pulmonologists, pathologists, and other health care professionals involved in the diagnosis and/or treatment of patients with IPF.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Examine the pathophysiology, burden, and difficulties associated with the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis to better understand why it may be misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed.
  • Differentially diagnose idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, using the appropriate imaging modalities and laboratory assays to enable earlier treatment and improve patient outcomes.
  • Examine current clinical evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of pharmacotherapies now used for the management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2016 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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