Course Director

Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS
Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS

National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Accredited by

National Jewish Health

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / CNE
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2017-Nov-15
Expiration Date:2018-Nov-14
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in interstitial lung diseases sheds light on the unmet needs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), as well as the needs of their caregivers and healthcare providers. Practical strategies are offered to address variations in care through efficient approaches to diagnosis and management, including how patient–practitioner communication and education can be improved.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify patients’ and providers’ informational needs to foster improved patient/provider communication
  • Identify potential causes of IPF care variation and discuss strategies to overcome that variation

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and achieve a passing score of 70% on the post-test and complete the evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME/MOC/CNE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Participants should review all presentations in this activity before proceeding to the post-test to claim CME/MOC/CNE credit for the activity.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: November 15, 2017 - November 14, 2018
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, all persons in a position to control the content of a CME activity must disclose relevant financial relationships to the accredited provider. Individuals must also include in their disclosure the relevant financial relationships of a spouse or partner. Any potential conflicts identified are resolved to ensure that presentations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias. National Jewish Health has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Course Director

Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS
Associate Professor
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Genentech, Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genentech, Inc.
Advisory Board for Genentech, Inc.


Tristan Huie, MD
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Tristan Huie, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for PAREXEL International Corporation.
Other Financial or Material Support from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Promedior, Inc. where he serves as an Investigator.

Joshua Solomon, MD
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Joshua Solomon, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Speakers Bureau participant with Genentech, Inc.
Other Financial or Material Support from Pfizer Inc. where he serves as an Investigator.

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Allidah Hicks, RN, AE-C, MS
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Allidah Hicks, RN, AE-C, MS, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity

Medical Director

Chris Washburn, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Chris Washburn, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

CME/MOC/CNE Disclaimer

National Jewish Health ("NJH") and its officers, Board of Directors, faculty, employees, representatives, and other agents (collectively, "NJH Parties") shall not be responsible in any capacity for, and do not warrant any content whatsoever, in any NJH publication or other product (in any medium), or the use or reliance on any such content, and expressly disclaim any and all liability for such content. All such responsibility for content and use of product solely rests with the authors or the advertisers, as the case may be.

By way of example, without limiting the foregoing, this disclaimer of liability applies to the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, quality, appearance, ideas, or products, as the case may be, of or resulting from, any statements, references, articles, positions, claimed diagnosis, claimed possible treatments, services, or advertising, express or implied, contained in any NJH live meeting, publication, online course or other product.

Furthermore, the content should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall any of the NJH Parties be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from any of the foregoing, regardless of legal theory and whether or not claimant was advised of the possibility of such damages.

Providership, Credit & Support


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of National Jewish Health and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. National Jewish Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

ACPE Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge 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 credit. Participation information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME’s Program Reporting and Activity System (PARS). Individual or aggregated participant data may be shared with the funder of the activity.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12724 for 1.0 contact hours. Licensee must retain certificate for a period of 4 years after the course conclusion.

Registered nurses seeking Nursing Contact Hours for this activity must participate in the full activity, including completion of the post-test and evaluation and review of all Educational Tools associated with the activity. The Educational Tools are accessible in the Downloads bar.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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