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Respiratory Medicine Updates: A Virtual Clinical Community

The 2021-2022 ILD Journal Club has concluded. Check out article summaries and recordings of the previous sessions below.

Previous ILD Journal Club Sessions:

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  • August 9, 2022
    • August 2022 Article Summary: Safety and efficacy of rituximab in systemic sclerosis (DESIRES): a double-blind, investigator-initiated, randomised, placebo-controlled trial, The Lancet Rheumatology, Volume 3, Issue 7, 2021, Pages e489-e497, ISSN 2665-9913, View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.
  • July 12-13, 2022
    • July 2022 Article Summary: The impact of disease severity measures on survival in U.S. Veterans with rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease, Rheumatology, 2022, keac208, View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.
  • June 14-15, 2022
    • June 2022 Article Summary: Trial of a Preferential Phosphodiesterase 4B Inhibitor for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. N Engl J Med. 2022 May 15. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2201737. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35569036. View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.
  • May 10-11, 2022
    • May 2022 Article Summary: The Role of Genetic Testing in Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Perspective From the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Genetic Testing Work Group, Chest, 2022, ISSN 0012-3692, View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.

  • April 19-20, 2022
    • April 2022 Article Summary: Long-term treatment with human immunoglobulin for antisynthetase syndrome-associated interstitial lung disease. Respir Med. 2019 Jul-Aug;154:6-11. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2019.05.012. Epub 2019 May 21. PMID: 31176796. View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.

  • March 8-9, 2022
    • March 2022 Article Summary: Diagnostic Accuracy of Endobronchial Optical Coherence Tomography for the Microscopic Diagnosis of Usual Interstitial Pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Nov 15;204(10):1164-1179. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202104-0847OC. PMID: 34375171. View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.

  • February 8-9, 2022
    • February 2022 Article Summary: Leukocyte Telomere Length and Mycophenolate Therapy in Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. Eur Respir J. 2021 Mar 4;57(3):2002872. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02872-2020. Print 2021 Mar. View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.

  • December 14-15, 2021
    • December 2021 Article Summary: Nintedanib in Progressive Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases. N Engl J Med 2019; 381:1718-1727 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1908681. View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.

  • November 9-10, 2021
    • November 2021 Article Summary: Avacopan for the Treatment of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis. N Engl J Med 2021;384:599-609. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2023386. View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.

  • October 12-13, 2021
    • October 2021 Article Summary: Utility of a Molecular Classifier as a Complement to High-Resolution Computed Tomography to Identify Usual Interstitial Pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Jan 15;203(2):211-220. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202003-0877OC. View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.

  • September 14, 2021
    • September 2021 Article Summary: Tocilizumab in systemic sclerosis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2020 Oct;8(10):963-974. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30318-0. View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.

  • August 10-11, 2021
    • August 2021 Article Summary: Effect of ambulatory oxygen on quality of life for patients with fibrotic lung disease (AmbOx): a prospective, open-label, mixed-method, crossover randomized controlled trial, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2018;6(10):759-770. View here.
    • Recorded Zoom Webinar on VuMedi.

Target Audience:

Pulmonologists, Rheumatologists, Radiologists, Pathologists, Dermatologists, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.

Program Chair:

Matthew Koslow MD

Matthew Koslow, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Apply critical thinking and research analysis in the review of research and guidelines in ILD
  • Utilize increased awareness and understanding of research, evidence and best practices to inform clinical practice in ILD
  • Support an online community of practitioners to share key insights, latest research, and treatment strategies for patients with ILD


For questions, please call the Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health at 303.398.1000 or 800.844.2305, or email

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

The 2021-2022 ILD Journal Club has concluded. This activity is no longer available for credit.


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