Medical Crossfire®: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Optimizing the Diagnosis and Management Through Multi-disciplinary, Patient-Centered Care

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

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.


Peter Salgo, MD
Professor, Medicine and Anesthesiology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Associate Director, Surgical Intensive Care
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York


Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Bruce Webster Professor of Medicine
Joan and Sandford Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York


Lake D. Morrison, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Mary Salvatore, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Radiology
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York 

Activity Overview

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive disease with a complicated diagnostic procedure. The challenge of IPF treatments highlights the importance of the multidisciplinary nature of this condition, stressing the need for a collaboration between many healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with IPF. Our expert panel will provide healthcare professionals with knowledge about IPF, the diagnostic process, guideline and evidence-based individualized treatment plans, and the importance of a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to improve the quality of life for patients with IPF.
Educational Objectives
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Review strategies for confirming an IPF diagnosis, including the utility of high-resolution computed tomography and surgical lung biopsy
  • Discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to IPF diagnosis
  • Integrate guideline-recommended care and evidence from clinical and real-world studies to develop individualized treatment plans for patients with IPF
  • Identify opportunities to provide individualized management for patients with shared decision-making in a patient-centered approach
Targeted Audience: Pulmonologists, radiologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers interested in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
 Length of Webinar: 1 hour
Release Date: December 29, 2017
Expiration Date: December 29, 2018
Fee: Free

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Physician’s Education Resource®, LLC (PER®).  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

AANP Provider Logo - Updated 01-22-2013This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through joint providership of Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC®. Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.  Provider number: 1561024. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour, which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology.

Activity ID # 2409E
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Global Contact Information

For information about the approval of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or

Instructions to Receive Credit

To receive credit, participants must complete the online pretest, view the activity in its entirety, and complete the online posttest and activity evaluation form. After completing the online assessment tests, and completing the activity evaluation form, participants may request credit. All participants must request credit by December 29, 2018; CE credit will not be issued after this date. 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS Grant/research support: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim
Speaker's Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim, Miller, NACE, Prime, Up To Date, Web MD, Novartis
Consultant: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Proterix Bio, Genentech, Novartis, Pearl, Theravance
Lake D. Morrison, MD
Grant/Research Support – Boehringer Ingelheim
Consultant – Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech
Speakers Bureau - Boehringer Ingelheim
Peter Salgo, MD Nothing to disclose
Mary Salvatore, MD, MBA
Speaker’s Bureau - Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Rockpointe
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Kristen Delisi, NP Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight Nothing to disclose
David Heckard Nothing to disclose
Jyotiben Arya, PharmD, RPh Nothing to disclose
Katie Pierson Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC® (PER®) do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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