Practice Self-Assessment for Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

This activity is intended for pulmonologists, family practitioners, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians who treat patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Supported by educational grants from:

Genentech, Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Activity Information


Original Release Date: June 2017
Most Recent Review Date: June 2017
Expiration Date: June 30, 2018
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: .5 hour




Participants should read the activity information, review the activity in its
entirety, and complete the online post-test and evaluation. Upon completing
this activity as designed and achieving a passing score on the post-test,
you will be directed to a Web page that will allow you to receive your certificate
of credit via e-mail or you may print it out at that time. The online post-test and evaluation can be accessed at

Inquiries may be directed to Global Academy for Medical Education at
[email protected] or (973) 290-8225.


Accreditation Statements

Physicians: 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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Academy for Medical Education. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Postgraduate Institute of Medicine designates this enduring material for
a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should
claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation
in the activity.

Nurses: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider
of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for .5 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate
Institute for Medicine.


Learning Objectives

By participating in this activity, you should be better able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the signs, symptoms, and epidemiology of IPF to better recognize patients in need of specialty care.
• Describe the benefits of multidisciplinary care for IPF and the reasons for these benefits.
• Engage a multidisciplinary care team to treat patients with IPF, by referral or collaboration.  
• Describe the relationship between delayed referral of patients with IPF to tertiary care and potential reduced survival.


Disclosure Declarations

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific
proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Global Academy for Medical Education Staff: Sylvia H. Reitman, MBA,
DipEd; Shirley V. Jones, MBA; Mike LoPresti, Ron Schaumburg, Staff at ProChange have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine Staff: The following PIM planners
and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD,
CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN, and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP,
hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial
relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial
interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past
12 months.

This continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity was developed from interviews with clinicians who treat pulmonary diseases. The ideas and opinions expressed in this activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the supporter, Global Academy for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, or the Publisher.