Course Director

Paul W. Noble, MD
Paul W. Noble, MD

Women's Guild Lung Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

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Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2019-Sep-04
Expiration Date:2020-Sep-03
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description

In this infographic-based activity, an expert in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) discusses key characteristics of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) patterns that differentiate usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) from probable UIP, indeterminate for UIP, and non-IPF; how to decide whether a patient should undergo a lung biopsy; and implementation of new clinical guidelines for diagnosing IPF.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Differentiate UIP from probable UIP, indeterminate for UIP, and non-IPF lung disease according to HRCT scanning patterns
  • Select patients who should undergo a lung biopsy or cellular analysis of broncho-alveolar lavage fluid according to evidence-based guidelines
  • Implement updated clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of IPF

Providership, Credit, and Support

This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 the Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. (MLI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

Course Director
Paul W. Noble, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Director, Women’s Guild Lung Institute
Vera and Paul Guerin Family Distinguished Chair in Pulmonary Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Paul W. Noble, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in relation to this activity in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH and Genentech, Inc.

Content Review

The following content reviewer has nothing to disclose:

William J. Wong, MD

Planning Committee

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PeerView Institute for Medical Education, the joint provider, do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this CME activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

Post-Test / Evaluation

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