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Course Director

Kristin B. Highland, MD, MSCR
Kristin B. Highland, MD, MSCR

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Faculty

Richard M. Silver
Richard M. Silver, MD, MACR

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolin

Donald P. Tashkin
Donald P. Tashkin, MD

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Accredited by

Penn State College of Medicine

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2018-Aug-03
Expiration Date:2019-Aug-02
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts in pulmonology and rheumatology discuss current methods to identify and manage, as well as emerging therapies for, systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Outline presenting signs and symptoms of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)
  • Implement evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis, risk assessment, and management of SSc-ILD
  • Assess emerging therapeutic options for SSc-ILD according to their clinical trial design, efficacy, and safety
  • Employ effective communication strategies to provide adequate disease and treatment-related education and guidance to patients with SSc-ILD

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonary disease specialists, radiologists, pathologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and other clinicians involved in systemic sclerosis- associated interstitial lung disease.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: August 03, 2018 - August 02, 2019
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, Penn State College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director and Moderator

Kristin B. Highland, MD, MSCR
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Kristin B. Highland, MD, MSCR, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Consultant and/or Advisor for: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Faculty

Richard M. Silver, MD, MACR
Distinguished University Professor
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Richard M. Silver, MD, MACR, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Bayer Corporation and Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Consultant and/or Advisor for: Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Inc; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Medtelligence, LLC.

Donald P. Tashkin, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Donald P. Tashkin, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Directors

Mary Mihalovic
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Mary Mihalovic has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Chris Washburn, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

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

Other PVI staff who may potentially review content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Penn State College of Medicine staff and faculty involved in the development and review of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Providership, Credit, and 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 Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Information about CME credit for this activity is available by contacting Penn State at 717-531-6483 or ContinuingEd@hmc.psu.edu. Reference course # G-6326-19-T.

Providership


This CME activity is jointly provided by Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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.

About This CME Activity

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