Best Practices in Caring for Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Albuquerque, NM (January 29, 2014)

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, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists and other health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (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


5:30–6:00 p.m. Registration/Pretest
6:00-6:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
6:05-6:35 p.m. Dinner/Diagnosing IPF Based on Evidence-Based Guidelines (Case Studies)
6:35-7:00 p.m. Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Approach to Treating IPF
7:00-7:30 p.m. IPF Key Diagnostic Procedures
7:30-7:55 p.m. Patient Lifestyle Management Tools
7:55-8:20 p.m. Communication Skills to Effectively Educate Patients with IPF
8:20–8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/Post-Test



Gregory Cosgrove, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health

Tristan Huie, MD
Department of Medicine
Division of Critical Care and Hospital Medicine
National Jewish Health


Presented by National Jewish Health in collaboration with:

PFF LogoColorado Pharmacists Society
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and InterMune, Inc.

Fees & Payment


Registration Details

Dinner will be provided. There is no fee for this educational activity.

Accreditation and Designation Statement

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 accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. National Jewish Health designates this live activity for 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number: 0831-0000-13-002-L01-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge-Based

National Jewish Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number, CEP 12724.  This program is approved for 2.9 Nursing Contact Hours.

This program has been approved for a maximum of 2.5 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care.


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