Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Applying New Options to Real World Cases

Des Moines, IA US
February 4, 2016


There is no cost to attend.

Two attendance options:

  • Des Moines University - No registration necessary.
  • Online - click here

Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.


Lessons for Optimizing Treatment (PILOT) is a national education initiative designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive continuing medical education activity that focuses on the early and accurate diagnosis of IPF while also addressing critical issues related to optimizing disease intervention and management. 

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate clinical trial data on available and emerging treatments for IPF and potential application to practice
  • Explain the impact and treatment of common comorbidities of IPF
  • Identify opportunities for referral as part of the multidisciplinary IPF management plan

Needs Assessment Sources

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  • King TE, et al. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(22):2083-2092.
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  • Nathan SD, et al. Chest. 2011;140(1):221-229.
  • Nathan SD, et al. Respir Med. 2010:104:1035-1041.
  • Olson AL. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007;176(3):277-284.
  • Raghu G, et al, and the ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Committee on IPF. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;183:788-824 
  • Raghu G, et al. Lancet Respir Med. 2014;2(7):566-572. 
  • Raghu G, et al; ATS, ERS, JRS, and ALAT. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015;192(2):e3-e19.
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  • Richeldi L, et al. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(22):2071-2082.
  • Travis WD, et al, and the ATS/ERS Committee on IIPs. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;188(6):733-748. 
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/04/2016 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/04/2016 - 8:00am CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States


Mary Beth Scholand, MD is an assistant professor in Pulmonary Medicine from The University of Utah. Her research and clinical interest is Interstitial Lung Disease. This interest encompasses Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Autoimmune Lung Diseases and Sarcoidosis. She is the Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic. She runs clinical trials focused on a cure for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. In addition, her research focuses on phenotypic factors and genetic factors associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and Interstitial Lung Diseases.

Full biography. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the speaker indicated she is an investigator, advisory board member, and/or on the speakers bureau for Genentech, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Gilead, Fibrogen, Afferent Pharmaceuticals, NIH. 

Her presentation was reviewed by the DMU CME Director and Advisory Board Chair to ensure the content is balanced, fair, and does not represent a single commercial interest company. 

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this activity for 1.0 hour of Category 2-A CME credit(s).
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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