PCE eCLINIC


Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis:
Advances in Care

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The Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) eClinic is a series of eCases designed to promote collaborative care among nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and physicians. The following section is jointly provided by Boston University School of Medicine for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Target Audience

NPs, PAs, and physicians who are interested in understanding the roles of NPs and PAs in their daily practice.
There are no prerequisites to participate in this activity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) to allow appropriate referral of patients to pulmonary specialists
  • Review clinical trial data on the efficacy and safety of recently approved agents for patients with IPF
  • Integrate treatments for the management of comorbid conditions into the care of patients with IPF

Faculty

Kevin Flaherty, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

How to Receive Credit

Participants wishing to earn CME credit must:
1. Complete the interactive case study
2. Relate the content material to the learning objectives
3. Complete the post-test and evaluation form online


Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.

The estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour.

Release Date: March 15, 2016
Expiration Date: March 14, 2017

System Requirements

COURSE VIEWING REQUIREMENTS
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2000, 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
Google Chrome 18.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 13.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 4.0+ for Mac OSX 10.5 and above

Accreditation Information

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 Boston University School of Medicine and Practicing Clinicians Exchange. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course director: Jason Worcester, MD, Boston University School of Medicine.

Acknowledgements

PCE eClinic Interactive Case Studies was cosupported by educational grants from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novo Nordisk Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

This segment was supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Disclaimer

THESE MATERIALS AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ARE INTENDED SOLELY FOR PURPOSES OF SUPPLEMENTING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. ANYONE USING THE MATERIALS ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND ALL RISK FOR THEIR APPROPRIATE USE. TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT WILL TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.

Disclosures

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve any apparent conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any discussion of unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Dr Flaherty: consultant: Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Genentech, Inc., Gilead, PharmAkea Therapeutics, Veracyte, Inc.; research support: Afferent Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, Inc.

The Planning Committee for this activity included Jody Walker, MS, Julie L. White, MS, and Jason Worcester, MD, of Boston University School of Medicine, and Ruth Cohen and Daniela DiBiase of Practicing Clinicians Exchange. None of the aforementioned members of the Planning Committee have any significant relationships to disclose.

For CME questions, please contact: cme@bu.edu. The BUSM CME course code for this program is I.PCE15ser3e. For information on the Boston University School of Medicine Privacy Policy, please visit: www.bu.edu/cme/policies/privacy_policy.html.

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