Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (New Date)

6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. (Registration/Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.)

The Fox Hollow
7725 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY  11797
Phone: 516.921.1415

There is no fee for this educational activity including the meal and syllabus.

Purpose and Target Audience

The goal of this free certified educational program is to improve the knowledge, competence and performance in the diagnosis, management and treatment of IPF through a live evening symposium, incorporating case-based learning, multi-media approaches and written materials.

The target audience includes family physicians and internal medicine physicians, along with community pulmonologists, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Workshop Agenda

  • Diagnosing IPF Based on Evidence-Based Guidelines (Case Studies)

  • Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Approach to Treating IPF

  • IPF Key Diagnostic Procedures

  • Patient Lifestyle Management Tools

  • Communication Skills to Effectively Educate Patients with IPF

Conference Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, the participant will be better able to:

  1. Describe best practices for diagnosing IPF based on the most recent evidence-based guidelines.

  2. Discuss IPF key diagnostic procedures including HRCT scanning and surgical lung biopsy.

  3. Discuss various health-related quality of life measures that can be used to improve functional status of patients with IPF.

  4. Develop a comprehensive approach to the management of IPF based on the most recent clinical data, including both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies.

  5. Determine appropriate communication skills to use as tools to effectively educate patients with IPF about their disease.



Maria Padilla, MD

Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai - National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute

Joshua Solomon, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
National Jewish Health

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and InterMune, Inc.

For more information: Please call the Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health at 303.398.1000 or 800.844.2305, or email


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Accreditation and Designation Statements

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

National Jewish Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Jewish Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12724. This program is awarded 2.9 Nursing Contact Hours. Participant attendance throughout the entire presentation is required to receive contact hours.

This program has been approved for a maximum of 2.51 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care. Course Number 143836000.


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