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Diagnosing and Assessing IPF: Role of the Radiologist

A Series of Live Webinars Approved for CME

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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

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
6:30 - 7:30 PM ET (5:30 - 6:30 PM CT / 3:30 - 4:30 PM PT)
Hosted by: Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology

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


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.

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.

Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD, FCCP
Professor and Chief of Thoracic Imaging
Vice Chair of Quality and Safety
Department of Radiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD, FCCP is a Professor of Radiology, Chief of Thoracic Imaging, and Vice Chair of Quality and Safety at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He specializes in thoracic radiology with special expertise in interstitial and diffuse lung diseases and high-resolution CT of the chest. In addition, Dr. Kanne is a NIOSH-certified B-reader with expertise in occupational lung diseases. Other professional interests include postgraduate and continuing medical education, utilization management, low-dose CT techniques, and quality improvement in radiology.

Dr. Kanne is Specialty Chair of the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Expert Panel on Thoracic Imaging and chairs the Society of Thoracic Radiology’s Education Committee. He was selected by the ACR as the first ABIM Choosing Wisely Champion. Dr. Kanne has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles in radiology, in addition to multiple chapters and textbooks on thoracic imaging. He is a regular lecturer on topics in thoracic imaging at national and international meetings. Dr. Kanne is Co-director of the ACR’s High Resolution CT of the Chest hands-on course and chairs postgraduate courses in thoracic imaging in conjunction with the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society.

He hosts a weekly cardiothoracic case webinar in conjunction with the Society of Thoracic Radiology, which is broadcast live and made available worldwide through archives on YouTube. Dr. Kanne was awarded the Melvin M. Figley Fellowship in Radiology Journalism in 2010. He serves as Deputy Editor of Journal of Thoracic Imaging and regularly reviews manuscripts for Radiology, AJR, Chest, European Radiology, and other scholarly journals.

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

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
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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

Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD, FCCP: Consultant: Parexel International 

Christopher Lee, MD: Nothing to disclose

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

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

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