Overview

In this activity, learn about the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a deadly disease with a 5-year survival rate of only 20% to 30%. Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS, will take you through frequently asked questions regarding IPF, including the potential for antifibrotic therapy to affect disease progression. 

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of IPF prevalence, morbidity, and mortality
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the signs and symptoms of IPF and the importance of early recognition and referral
  • Differentiate the efficacy and safety data for available IPF treatments 
 

Faculty Disclosures

Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS

Advisory Board for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech; GlaxoSmithKline; Medical Leverage; Mereo Biopharma Group; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Pearl Therapeutics, Inc.; ProterixBio, Inc.; Theravance Biopharma; and Veracyte, Inc. Contracted Research for Afferent Pharmaceuticals; AstraZeneca; Biogen, Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs; GlaxoSmithKline; and Veracyte, Inc. Speaker’s Bureau for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; National Association for Continuing Education Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; PeerView, Inc.; Potomac Pharma Inc.; Prime Pharma; UpToDate, Inc.; and WebMD. 

Disclosures

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Supporter

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Genentech 

   


Education Partner

Miller Medical Communications, LLC. 


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