Strategies for Updated Treatment Options for IPF

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive from the live session at the 2016 Fall Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals




Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, and is a devastating disease associated with irreversible destruction of the lung. There are more than 80,000 adults in the US that have IPF and more than 30,000 cases are diagnosed each year, being more common in men than in women. IPF typically has a poor prognosis with a median survival of 3 years, thus it is imperative that clinicians diagnosis the disease early in order to implement appropriate management options to control symptoms and slowing of the disease progression to best maintain patient quality of life. Although there is no cure for IPF, there are numerous treatment options that have become available in the past several years. These options include corticosteroids, proton pump inhibitors, antioxidants and immune suppressants. There have also been advances in the pharmacological management which include nintedanib and pirfenidone. These effective therapies have shown improvement in a patient’s quality of life by slowing the progression of the lung tissue damage. Recent clinical trials have identified new treatments for this disease which lead to the approval of new therapeutic options by the FDA. The education of healthcare professionals will help with the appropriate use of current and newly approved medications as well as giving effective management strategies.

Upon Completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the safety and efficacy of current and emerging therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) including those in late stages of clinical development

  • Discuss effective diagnostic methods for IPF, using the appropriate imaging modalities and other methods to facilitate earlier treatment options

  • Discuss current and emerging pharmacologic treatment options for IPF

  • Assess personalized treatment plans to address risk, adverse events, and overall quality of life for patients with IPF

  • Describe effective strategies with a multidisciplinary approach to the management of IPF and associated comorbidities

Faculty: Paul Noble, MD
Chair Department of Medicine
Director, Women's Guild Lung Institute


Dr. Noble serves as a consultant to Boehringer Ingelheim and Genentech/Roche. His presentation has been peer reviewed.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jacquelyn Smith, RN, BSN, MA, CMCN has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Katie Eads has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.

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The American Board of Managed Care Nurses has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour towards CMCN recertification.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

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