Evaluation & Management of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Diseases

Evaluation & Management of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Diseases


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Provided by the American Thoracic Society
Release Date: November 09, 2022

Program Description

This video-based learning activity provides updates by experts about diagnosis and management, as well as therapeutic options for specific types of Interstitial lung diseases.

There are five videos of expert presenters. To see the session titles, review the Objectives below. To learn about the speakers, review the Faculty tab.

This learning activity includes recordings from the Adult Pulmonary Core series presented at the 2022 ATS International Conference. The Core supports clinicians who are engaged in maintenance of certification activities by providing updates on subjects included in recertification requirements. The ATS Pulmonary Clinical Core Curriculum focuses on a 3-year content cycle of key topics in Pulmonary Medicine. This symposium is intended to help clinicians stay up-to-date with important information relevant to their medical practices, and to provide an opportunity for clinicians to evaluate their individual knowledge and skills while earning MOC Medical Knowledge points.

Target Audience

This session is intended for clinicians who care for patients with interstitial lung disease, including practicing internists, subspecialists, registered nurses and advanced practice nurses in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine who work in a clinical setting and are currently engaged in maintenance of certification.

Learning Objectives

The objectives are sorted by session video.

Diagnostic Approach to Interstitial Lung Disease (Erica Farrand, MD)
  • Discuss the importance of proper classification of ILD
  • Discuss non-invasive studies used to diagnose ILD, including emerging biomarkers 
  • Understand when and how invasive studies are applied in making an ILD diagnosis
  • Define the features of a multidisciplinary conference and its impact on ILD diagnosis
Granulomatous Lung Diseases (Bridget Collins, MD)
  • Develop a framework for the evaluation of granulomatous lung disease in clinical practice
  • Compare and contrast clinical features of the most common noninfectious granulomatous lung diseases 
  • Discuss diagnostic approach to common noninfectious granulomatous lung diseases 
  • Describe variable management and prognosis in granulomatous lung disease 
  • Analyze uncertainties in granulomatous lung disease that may influence outcomes 
Pulmonary Manifestations of Autoimmune Disease (Leticia Kawano-Dourado, MD)
  • Describe common and uncommon pulmonary manifestations of autoimmune diseases 
  • List differential diagnoses in the context of a patient with autoimmune disease and pulmonary symptoms/signs 
  • Manage the pulmonary manifestations of autoimmune diseases based on the most recent medical evidence 
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Ayodeji Adegunsoye, MD, MS)
  • Identify essential components in the initial evaluation of patients with IPF
  • Recognize risk factors for disease progression and highlight strategies for monitoring IPF over time
  • Describe the current approach to timing of anti-fibrotic therapy and lung transplantation evaluation in IPF management
Therapeutic Options in Progressive Fibrotic Lung Disease (Robert Hallowell, MD)
  • Discuss the mechanism of action, efficacy, and side effect profile for both pirfenidone and nintedanib. 
  • Identify diseases in which the presence of progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (PF-ILD) may warrant the use of anti-fibrotic therapy.  
  • Recognize emerging antifibrotic therapies and their potential mechanisms of action 

Course summary

Available Credit:
3.00 Participation
3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Credit Expires: October 10, 2023

Format: Video
Başak Çoruh, MDAssociate ProfessorUniversity of WashingtonCore Curriculum ChairNo Relationships to disclose
Margaret (Molly) M. Hayes, MD, ATSFAssistant Professor of MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterCore Curriculum ChairNo Relationships to disclose
Garth Garrison, MDAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Vermont Medical CenterPulmonary Core ChairNo Relationships to disclose
Josalyn Cho, MDAssociate Professor of Internal MedicineUniversity of Iowa Colldge of MedicinePulmonary Core Co-ChairNIH-NHLBI: Research: investigator initiated
NIH-NIAID: Research: investigator initiated
Erin Camac, DOAssociate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineThe University of KentuckyPlannerNo Relationships to disclose
Jane Deng, MDAssociate ProfessorUniversity of MichiganPlannerNo Relationships to disclose
Scott Oh, DOAssociate Professor of MedicineUniversity of California, Los AngelesPlannerIntuitive: Consultant
Krishna Sundar, MDProfessor Univ of UtahPlannerHypnoscure LLC: Ownership or investment interests (includes stock)
Merck: Advisory Committee
Phillips Respironics: Research Support
Erica Farrand, MDAssistant ProfessorUniversity of California, San Francisco        Presenter 1No Relationships to disclose
Bridget Collins, MDClinical Associate ProfessorUniversity of WashingtonPresenter 2Boehringer Ingelheim: Advisory Committee for non-promotional
Leticia Kawano-Dourado, MDClinical InstructorUniversity of Sao PauloPresenter 3Boehringer Ingelheim: Research - investigator initiated; Speaker/faculty - promotional purpose
Bristol Myers Squibb: Research - investigator initiated
Fisher & Paykel: Research - investigator initiated
Roche: Consultant
Lilly: Speaker/faculty - non-promotional purpose
Ayodeji Adegunsoye, MD, MSAssistant ProfessorUniversity of ChicagoPresenter 4NIH/NHLBI: Research - investigator initiated
Boehringer Ingelheim: Consultant; Speaker/faculty - non-promotional purpose
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: Research - investigator initiated
Robert Hallowell, MDAssistant ProfessorMassachusetts General HospitalPresenter 5Genentech: Speaker/faculty - non-promotional purpose
Boehringer Ingelheim: Advisory Committee for non-promotional
Boehringer Ingelheim: Speaker/faculty - non-promotional purpose
Teledoc: Consultant


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Credit Type Credit/Points Credit Designation Statement
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 3.00 The American Thoracic Society designates this Video for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC 3.00 Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


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This educational activity may include discussion of unapproved uses of a drug, product, or device. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


To earn credit for this course, follow these instructions:

  1. Launch and view all session videos.
  2. After viewing the videos, you must attest that you viewed all the videos prior to starting the post test.
  3. You must pass the post test with a 70% score or better.
  4. Complete the Course Evaluation.
  5. Once you view the videos, pass the post test and complete the evaluation, you may claim credits.
  6. To view your transcript and print your certificate, go to the My Account drop-down list. Then select Transcript.