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Diagnosing and Assessing IPF: Role of the Radiologist


A Series of Live Webinars Approved for CME

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DATES AND TIMES

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 PM ET (5:00 - 6:00 PM CT / 3:00 - 4:00 PM PT)
Hosted by: Delaware Radiological Society

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 PM ET (5:00 - 6:00 PM CT / 3:00 - 4:00 PM PT)
Hosted by: Texas Radiological Society

AGENDA
Welcome and Introductions
Interpreting HRCT: How to Distinguish IPF from Other ILDs
Ensuring Timely Diagnosis and Management of IPF
Q&A Session and Activity Roundup

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The introductions of pirfenidone and nintedanib have significantly impacted the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the most common idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). Both agents provide effective options to patients, who before had to rely solely on supportive care. However, the benefits of these agents cannot be realized without timely and accurate diagnoses by the IPF care team.

Radiologists are critical members of that team, and ensure accurate interpretations and multidisciplinary assessments of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) images. “Diagnosing and Assessing IPF: Role of the Radiologist,” will help radiologists avoid delays in IPF diagnoses by recognizing the complexities of diagnosis, improving their ability to distinguish IPF from other lung conditions, and enhancing communication with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

STEERING COMMITTEE
Stephen Hobbs, MD, FSCCT
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Radiology
Medical Director, Radiology Informatics and Information Technology
Medical Director, UK HealthCare Imaging Informatics
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Stephen Hobbs, MD, FSCCT serves as a cardiothoracic radiologist in the Department of Radiology at the University of Kentucky. He has lectured at the national and international level on thoracic imaging topics ranging from thoracic-surgery complications to diffuse pulmonary nodule patterns. Dr. Hobbs has particular interests in interstitial lung disease and resident education and is Co‐editor of the recently released Thoracic Imaging: A Core Review. In Addition, he serves as the Imaging Informatics Medical Director for both the Department of Radiology and the entire UK HealthCare Enterprise. He completed a radiology residency at the University of Kentucky and subspecialty fellowship training in cardiothoracic radiology at the University of Colorado and National Jewish Health in Denver, CO.

Christopher Lee, MD
Associate Professor
Thoracic Radiologist
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


Christopher Lee, MD
is a cardiothoracic radiologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). He is Director of the Cardiothoracic Imaging and Intervention Fellowship at USC and Director of the USC Lung Cancer Screening Program. Dr. Lee's research and academic interests include lung cancer screening, interstitial lung disease, thoracic interventions, and advanced cardiac imaging with CT/MRI. He has presented at numerous local, national, and international conferences, and he has authored many publications pertaining to his interests. A native of California, Dr. Lee received both his undergraduate and medical training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lee remained at UCLA for both his diagnostic radiology residency and thoracic imaging fellowship before moving across town to become a faculty member at Keck Medicine of USC.

TARGET AUDIENCE 
This activity is intended for community radiologists and radiology technologists involved in the diagnosis of lung diseases.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate IPF from other pulmonary diseases by usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) categories (usual UIP pattern, probable UIP pattern, indeterminate pattern, and alternative diagnoses) using high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lung
  • Assess communication strategies within the multidisciplinary IPF care team to foster timely diagnosis and intervention
ACCREDITATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of USF Health and Rockpointe. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION
USF Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS
You must participate in the entire educational activity to be eligible to receive credit. Credit cannot be granted for group viewing. To receive credit, each participant must sign in individually on a separate computer so that we may verify your full participation.

POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

USF Health endorses the standards of the ACCME that require everyone in a position to control the content of an accredited educational activity to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that are related to the content of the educational activity. All accredited activities must be balanced, independent of commercial bias, and promote improvements or quality in healthcare. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence accepted within the medical profession.

A conflict of interest is created when individuals in a position to control the content of an accredited educational activity have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest which therefore may bias his/her opinion and teaching. This may include receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, stocks, or other financial benefits.

USF Health will identify, review, and resolve all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors, or planners disclose prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

DISCLAIMER
The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

EOA/ADA
USF is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Equal Access Institution.

NON-ENDORSEMENT
USF Health does not endorse any product, material, or service mentioned in association with this activity.

FACULTY DISCLOSURES
The faculty and steering committee reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:

Stephen Hobbs, MD, FSCCT: Nothing to disclose

Christopher Lee, MD: Nothing to disclose

NON-FACULTY CONTENT CONTRIBUTORS
Non-faculty content contributors and/or reviewers reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:

Chad Williamson, MS, MBA, CMPP; Blair St. Amand; USF Health CPD Staff; Todd Hazelton, MD, MS: Nothing to disclose

FDA DISCLOSURE
The contents of some CME/CE activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of a
pproved uses.

SYSTEM CHECK
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND OBTAINING CME CREDIT
There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 72% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is 1 hour. To receive a certific
ate, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participants are allowed to take the post-test multiple times.

If you will be watching the webinar in a group setting, please note all group participants will need to register individually in order to complete the post-test and evaluation to receive credit.

Jointly provided by USF Health and Rockpointe
    

Educational resources provided through a partnership with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.



This activity is s
upported by an educational grant from Genentech.