Taking a Patient-Centered, Multidisciplinary Team-Based Approach to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Clinical Practice

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Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Marilyn K. Glassberg, MD
Professor of Medicine and
University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL


This 3D, case-based, live activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment, and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in clinical practice.


This activity is primarily designed for U.S.-based members of multidisciplinary teams involved in the management of patients with IPF.


Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe conditions to be considered in the differential diagnosis of IPF
  • Assess the evidence base on recently approved pharmacotherapies for the treatment of IPF
  • Discuss best practices for the provision of IPF patient-centered, multidisciplinary team-based management


National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this live activity 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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12724, for 1.2 contact hours.


As a sponsor accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), National Jewish Health is dedicated to providing continuing medical education that is independent, fair, balanced, objective, and free of commercial bias. The Office of Professional Education and the Continuing Medical Education (CME) committee at National Jewish Health require that all scientific session faculty comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing disclosure. All financial interests or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services must be disclosed.


Dr. Jeffrey James Swigris reports that he has served as a consultant, investigator, and on advisory boards for Genentech and Boehringer Ingelheim. He has received grants and honoraria from Genentech and Boehringer Ingelheim for these services.

Dr. Marilyn Glassberg reports that she has served on advisory boards for Genentech and Boehringer Ingelheim. In addition, she has served as a consultant for Genentech, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bellerophon, and has other financial affiliations with Genentech and Boehringer Ingelheim. She has also served as an Investigator for Genentech.

The independent reviewers, staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests:

CME Content Review
This activity was reviewed by Dr. Amen Sergew, she has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
This activity was reviewed by Allidah Hicks, RN, she has nothing to disclose.

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Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, CMP-HC, Director, Office of Professional Education for National Jewish Health, has nothing to disclose.
Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, Accreditation and Programs Manager of Professional Education for National Jewish Health, has nothing to disclose.


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3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

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RELEASE DATE: December 12, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: December 12, 2019

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