Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Images: Interpreting HRCT and Identifying the UIP Pattern
A CME-certified Program



Registration Statement


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Registration

  VenueCityStateDate
View Agenda  Radiological Society of Louisiana
The Country Club of Louisiana
Room Name: Club House
Baton RougeLA Sunday
Nov 20, 2016 10:30 AM
View Agenda  Alabama Academy of Radiology
St. Vincent’s Birmingham
BirminghamAL Saturday
Feb 25, 2017 1:30 PM
View Agenda  South Carolina Radiological Society
Wild Dunes Hotel
Isle of PalmsSC Sunday
Mar 12, 2017 12:30 PM
View Agenda  Missouri Radiological Society
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas CityMO Saturday
Apr 1, 2017 10:45 AM


Presentation Slides

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Program Description

Use of a multidisciplinary team approach to the diagnosis and care of patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) has been shown to improve treatment and outcomes. However, patients with IPF continue to suffer unacceptable delays in diagnosis and initiation of optimal treatments. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is recommended for all patients suspected to have idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs), as it can allow for a confident determination of disease without an invasive, and often risky, lung biopsy. Radiologists are essential for early diagnosis of IPF and improved patient outcomes since clinicians rely on their accurate interpretation of HRCT scans.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Images: Interpreting HRCT and Identifying the UIP Pattern is designed to help radiologists become familiar with the distinguishing features of IPF in an HRCT scan and differentiate IPF from other lung conditions.

Agenda

Welcome and Introductions
Clinical Features of IPF and Place of HRCT in Diagnostic Accuracy
Multidisciplinary Approach to IPF Diagnosis
Conclusions and Final Q&A Session

Target Audience

This activity is intended for radiologists involved in the diagnosis of lung diseases.


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
  • Recognize IPF-specific patterns and differentiate usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) categories (definite, possible, and inconsistent) in HRCT images, distinguishing IPF from other pulmonary conditions
  • Identify barriers to effective communication with referring physicians and initiate strategies to enhance the quality of the communication to gather relevant histories, discuss analyses of HRCTs, and ensure accurate diagnoses

Steering Committee


Jonathan H. Chung, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

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Mary M. Salvatore MD, MBA
Assistant Professor Thoracic Radiology
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

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Accreditation

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 The Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please email contact@potomacme.org.

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The content of this activity was vetted by an external medical reviewer to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.


FDA Disclosure

The contents of some CME activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Method of Participation

To complete the activity and receive credit, the participant must attend the program and complete the evaluation form. A CME certificate will be provided after submission of a completed evaluation form.

There is no fee associated with this program.

SPECIAL SERVICES

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any specials needs.  Please email specialservices@rockpointe-pcme.com at least 5 days prior to the program.


Provided By

Jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe


     

     

     

Supported By

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

Registration Statement


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Registration

  VenueCityStateDate
View Agenda  Radiological Society of Louisiana
The Country Club of Louisiana
Room Name: Club House
Baton RougeLA Sunday
Nov 20, 2016 10:30 AM
View Agenda  Alabama Academy of Radiology
St. Vincent’s Birmingham
BirminghamAL Saturday
Feb 25, 2017 1:30 PM
View Agenda  South Carolina Radiological Society
Wild Dunes Hotel
Isle of PalmsSC Sunday
Mar 12, 2017 12:30 PM
View Agenda  Missouri Radiological Society
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas CityMO Saturday
Apr 1, 2017 10:45 AM