ATS 2018: An Update on Scientific Advances and Clinical Strategies in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference was held in San Diego, California, May 18-23, 2018. The ATS international conference is the longest running, large-scale conference in the world offering groundbreaking research in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. In this activity, 2 experts summarize the key learnings from this year’s conference focusing on strategies in interstitial lung disease (ILD).

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients with ILD.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:

  1. Identify recent advances in the understanding of ILD pathophysiology, genetics, disease progression, and comorbidities
  2. Discuss recent advances in ILD treatment

FACULTY

Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS (Program Chair)
Chief
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Bruce Webster Professor of Medicine
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York

Steven D. Nathan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University-Inova Campus
Director
Advanced Lung Disease Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, Virginia

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. 

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

FacultyRelationship Identified With:
Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS

Consultant/Advisor: AstraZeneca, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Nitto, Novartis AG, Patara Pharma, Veracyte, Inc, Zambon Company S.P.A.

Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, Bayer AG, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline LLC

Speakers’ Bureau: Eli Lilly and Company, Prime Education, LLC, UpToDate, Inc., WebMD, LLC

Steven D. Nathan, MD

Consultant/Advisor: Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc.

Grant/Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc.

Speakers’ Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc.

Non-faculty: Lyerka Miller, PhD; Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD, hereby state that neither they nor their spouse/life partner have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Provider Information

Jointly provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Miller Medical Communications, LLC.

CME Credit (Physicians)

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The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Non-physician
Course opens: 
06/21/2018
Course expires: 
06/20/2019
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Non-physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/21/2018
Course expires: 
06/20/2019
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