2019 Summer Pulmonary Updates: The Experts Weigh In


Activity Info

This activity is intended for ILD experts, community pulmonologists, respiratory nurses, as well as other healthcare providers who may be involved in the management of patients with IPF.

Please Note: This activity is no longer available for Credit.

Activity Title: 2019 Summer Pulmonary Updates: The Experts Weigh In

Accreditation Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 

Release Date: June 3, 2019

Expiration Date: June 2, 2020

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 30 minutes



Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review new information on the management of patients with IPF
  • Discuss the implication of this new information on current clinical practices for pulmonology clinicians


A. Whitney Brown, MD

Director of Clinical Operations, Medical Director, Cystic Fibrosis, and Bronchiectasis Program

Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA


Meena Kalluri, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Division

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta Canada 


Christopher S. King, MD, FACP, FCCP

Medical Director, Transplant and Advanced Lung Disease Critical Care Program

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA


Luca Richeldi, MD

Head, Division of Respiratory Disease

Gemelli University Hospital

Rome, Italy


Mary Beth Scholand, MD

Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine

Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah


Joshua J. Solomon, MD

Associate Chief, Section of Critical Care

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

National Jewish Health

Denver, Colorado



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  3. Complete the CME/CE activity
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting: If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.


This activity is provided by The France Foundation.



This activity is intended for ILD experts, community pulmonologists, respiratory nurses, as well as other healthcare providers who may be involved in the management of patients with IPF.



The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 



Physicians: The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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Activity Staff Disclosures 

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Faculty Disclosures 

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose: 

  • A. Whitney Brown, MD, served as a consultant for Promedior and has served on the speakers bureau for Genentech. She has also participated in research for Promedior and Biogen.
  • Meena Kalluri, MD, has served on the advisory board for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Roche and has participated in research funding for Roche.
  • Christopher King, MD, has served on the speakers’ bureau for Genentech.
  • Luca Richeldi, MD, has participated in clinical research for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Genentech/Roche. He has also served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Fibrogen, Nitto Pharmaceutical Industries, LTD. and Roche.
  • Mary Beth Scholand, MD, has served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Genentech/Roche and has served on the speakers’ bureau for Genentech/Roche.
  • Josh Solomon, MD, has served on the speakers’ bureau for Genentech


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



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