Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Conference 2013: Improving Clinical Outcomes
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Conference 2013: Improving Clinical Outcomes
Saturday • July 13, 2013 • Beller Conference Center, Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center
Kansas City, Kan.


  • Marla Sutton, MS
    Senior Program Manager
    KU Medical Center
    Continuing Education
    3901 Rainbow Blvd.
    Kansas City, KS 66160
  • 913-588-4487

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Sponsored by the Pulmonary Disease Department and University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education & Professional Development


In collaboration with other regional ILD Centers (Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, and the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa), the University of Kansas ILD Center and the Kansas Office for Continuing Medical Education have developed a one-day comprehensive curriculum to target key aspects to improve the diagnostic assessment skills of a broad range of practitioners. The course will incorporate a variety of learning tools to teach and reinforce concepts. The morning session will begin with a test of existing knowledge followed by didactic lectures from various experts in the field, and an afternoon session will include breakout sessions for small group discussions featuring real-world, interactive, problem-based learning cases to reinforce key concepts.

Target Audience

This symposium is designed for pulmonologists, lung radiologists, internal medicine and family physicians as well as nurse practitioners, nurses and other health professionals.


At the completion of this symposium participants should be able to:

  • Formulate an appropriate diagnostic algorithm for the evaluation of chronic cough in patients over the age of 55.
  • Differentiate HRCT findings that represent definite, possible and inconsistent with UIP pathology, and make appropriate diagnostic decisions based on the imaging.
  • Recognize clinical characteristics that might suggest an autoimmune featured-ILD, and proceed with a tailored auto-immune work-up based on those clinical features.
  • Identify appropriate timing of transplant referral for suitable IPF patients incorporating pulmonary function tests, age, BMI and clinical features.
  • Identify patients suitable for referral to clinical trials as part of the current recommended standard of care.

Location & Parking

All events will take place at the Beller Auditorium, Hemenway Building, University of Kansas Medical Center campus, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS. Please bring a sweater or jacket, since temperatures can be difficult to control in large rooms.

For more information about Kansas City area events, call the Visitor Information Line, 816-691-3800.


This symposium is supported in part by an educational grant from Boehringer–Ingelheim.


Commercial vendors are invited to exhibit at this meeting. Limited exhibit space will be available. Call Suzy Williams at 913-588-4488 or e-mail for an application or more information.



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