PILOT Regional Symposium - Facing IPF Together: A Case-Based Team Approach - Connecting the Multidisciplinary Care Team and Patients

Dallas, TX US
September 17, 2016

Diagnosis of IPF is difficult and requires multiple findings from several specialists.  Awareness of guidelines and the criteria for diagnosis is incomplete for many pulmonologists and radiologists. Furthermore, pulmonologists underestimate the clinical impact of available treatments and have difficulty communicating the therapeutic impact of these agents on disease progression to patients. Clinical evidence guiding treatment decisions such as choice of therapy, combination therapy and switching therapy is incomplete, requiring detailed discussions between patients and providers.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pulmonologists, critical care specialists, thoracic radiologists, pathologists, fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with IPF. It is also intended for patients and caregivers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Apply current ATS/ERS criteria to the process for differentially diagnosing IPF.
  • Integrate histopathologic with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) data in the diagnosis of IPF when necessary.
  • Explain disease progression and the heterogeneity of the disease.
  • Examine emerging research related to IPF treatment.
  • Select appropriate therapies that reflect current evidence and/or widely accepted guidelines that are individualized to patients.
  • Utilize dose modification to manage side effects in patients.
  • Recognize treatment success, disease progression, and when/if to switch therapy.
  • Collaborate with patients and/or caregivers in overcoming barriers to daily living.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA
  • 3.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/17/2016 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
09/17/2016 - 1:00pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center
6001 Forest Park Rd.
T. Boone Pickens Auditorium
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Craig Glazer, MD (Chair)
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas 

Jonathan Goldin, MD, PhD (PILOT Co-chair)
Professor of Radiology, Medicine & Biomedical Physics Program
Executive Chair of Radiology (Clinical Care), Department of Radiology
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California

John E. Fitzgerald, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Chief, Pulmonary Service, Parkland Hospital
Co-Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Elaine D Sammons Chair in Pulmonary Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Christine Kim Garcia, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care 
McDermott Center for Human Genetics University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Peer Reviewer:
Lance Terrada, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Division Chief for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Carey G. King, Jr, and Henry W. Winans, Sr., Chair in Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

See attached document for CME Disclosure Information.


Accreditation Statement

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation 

Physicians:   UTSW designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support Acknowledgment:

Supported by an Educational Grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA
  • 3.50 Attendance


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