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

  • Utilize indicators of disease status to diagnose, assess, and manage patients with IPF

CME Information

Activity Title PILOT Peer-to-Peer Dialogue #3, Session 2
Topic What are the important serologic markers and when can they appear?
Target Audience Pulmonologists and other health care professionals managing patients with IPF
Accreditation Type CME
Release Date November 2010
Expiration Date November 30, 2011
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 15 minutes


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

  • Utilize indicators of disease status to diagnose, assess, and manage patients with IPF


Maria L. Padilla, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York

Steven A. Sahn, MD
Professor of Medicine and Director
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Charlie Strange, MD
Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina


  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity.
  4. Complete the posttest. A score of 100% 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 perception of commercial bias, and whether or not the objectives were met.
  6. Your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.



This activity is sponsored by The France Foundation.


This educational activity has been planned in accordance with the need to provide pulmonologists, pathologists, radiologists, and primary care physicians managing patients with IPF with important information on therapy for IPF.


Despite recent progress, there remain distinct challenges in the diagnosis and management of IPF. In addition, the rapid emergence of scientific evidence has prompted a reexamination of standard clinical approaches. As new findings become available, it will become even more important to translate this information into practical, relevant guidance for clinical practice. This education will help pulmonologists and other health care providers assess and manage their patients with IPF.


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


The France Foundation designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Faculty Disclosures

The following faculty have indicated they have relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CME activity:

  • Maria L. Padilla, MD, has served as a consultant for InterMune.
  • Steven A. Sahn, MD, has received grant and research support from Actelion, Celgene, Centocor, Gilead, and InterMune. He has served as a consultant for InterMune and The LAM Foundation and has received other financial or material support from Elsevier, Hodder Arnold, and The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  • Charlie Strange, MD, has received grant and research support from Actelion, Gilead, and InterMune. He has received honoraria from Actelion and Gilead.


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This activity is supported by an educational grant from InterMune.


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