Jeffrey J. Swigris, DO, MS (Chair)

National Jewish Health
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Tristan J. Huie, MD
National Jewish Health

Joshua J. Solomon, MD
National Jewish Health
University of Colorado


CME/CE Information

Activity Title A Practical Guide to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Topic Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Accreditation Type AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Release Date December 2013
Expiration Date December 31, 2014 - No longer available for credit
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 90 minutes


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

  • Discuss the latest research in IPF and the impact this information has on the current diagnosis and management approaches for this disease
  • Explain the epidemiology of IPF and the importance of accurate and early diagnosis
  • Indicate how to accurately diagnose IPF in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team
  • Explain the pathophysiology of IPF and the therapeutic approaches to different steps in the disease process
  • Describe the evidence-based diagnosis and management of IPF recommended in the 2011 ATS/ERS guidelines
  • Incorporate effective communication techniques and educational tools to improve the patient’s knowledge of their disease


Tristan J. Huie, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Joshua J. Solomon, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
National Jewish Health
Medical Director
Colorado Acute Long-Term Care Hospital
Denver, Colorado
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Jeffrey J. Swigris, DO, MS
Associate Professor, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Visiting Fellow’s Program
Co-Director, Autoimmune Lung Center
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
National Jewish Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado


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  4. Complete the posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
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This activity is intended for pulmonologists, critical care clinicians, and other health care providers involved in the management of patients with IPF.


IPF is a chronic progressive disease that is increasing in prevalence. Diagnosis is difficult, beyond the expertise of any one specialty, but has been codified in recent evidence-based guidelines. The understanding of the pathophysiology of IPF has progressed over the past decade, and this knowledge is intertwined with the clinical testing of candidate drugs. Several promising clinical candidates are in phase 3 evaluation and education of health care providers will enable both clinical trial enrollment and appropriate use of emerging medications after FDA approval. International guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of IPF have been recently published, and provide a valuable resource for providers who manage patients with ILD. The PILOT™ Primer 2013: A Practical Guide to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis addresses these educational needs.


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  • Tristan J. Huie, MD
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  • Jeffrey J. Swigris, DO, MS, has received grants/research support from InterMune, LAM Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He has served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech/Roche, InterMune, and UCB Biosciences


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