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Update in Interstitial Lung Disease: Diagnosis and Management

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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MCT10002
Start: Saturday, April 17, 2010
End: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Location: San Francisco, California
Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco
Fees: $195 Practicing Physicians
$100 Allied Health, Nurses, Trainees, Fellows
UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251. 
Credit: 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a disease category that encompasses dozens of pathobiologically distinct conditions, and it poses substantial challenges to the practicing pulmonologist. There is considerable confusion in the medical community regarding the diagnosis and management of ILD. Further, it often takes a year or longer, and several physicians, to arrive at the correct diagnosis introducing significant delays in treatment.

This conference is designed to provide clinicians and other health care providers with a practical approach to the diagnosis of ILD, an understanding of the importance of accurate and timely diagnosis, and a treatment approach that is broad and evidence-based.

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Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply a systematic approach to the diagnosis of ILD;
  • Understand the proper use of key diagnostic procedures including high-resolution computed tomography scanning and surgical lung biopsy;
  • Improve assessment of various factors important to prognosis in ILD;
  • Identify the role of lung transplantation in ILD and the factors that affect candidacy and timing;
  • Develop a comprehensive approach to the management of ILD that includes both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

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Course Outline:
For course slides, please visit this link.

7:00-8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Introduction
Jeffrey A. Golden, MD

8:05 Diagnosis 101: Clinical Evaluation
Jay H. Ryu, MD

8:40 Diagnosis 101: Insights into Radiology in ILD
Brett M. Elicker, MD

9:20 Diagnosis 101: Pathological Evaluation
Kirk D. Jones, MD

10:00 Break

10:15 Multidisciplinary Diagnosis in Action
Laura Koth, MD and Panel

10:45 Small Group Sessions: Diagnostic Case Discussions
ILD Faculty and Fellows

12:00 Lunch with Faculty
(Lunch Provided)

1:00 Pharmacological Therapy
Harold R. Collard, MD

1:45 Comprehensive Management Plan for the ILD Patient
Sally McLaughlin, RN, MSN

2:15 Break

2:30 Lung Transplantation for ILD: What You Need To Know
Jeffrey A. Golden, MD

3:15 The Future of ILD: Clinical Trials
Paul J. Wolters, MD

3:45 Adjourn
Jeffrey A. Golden, MD

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Harold R. Collard, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care

Jeffrey A. Golden, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care

Paul J.Wolters, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care

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Brett M. Elicker, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Kirk D. Jones, MD
Associate Professor,
Department of Pathology

Laura Koth, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Division of Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine

Sally McLaughlin, RN, MSN
Advanced Lung Disease Nurse,
UCSF Chest Faculty Practice

Jay H. Ryu, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
Mayo Clinic

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Travel & Lodging:
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Rates: $189 per night

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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