February 10 Feb 10
Saturday Sat

Stanford Interstitial Lung Disease Symposium: An Image-Centered Approach to Early Diagnosis and Treatment

San Jose Marriott, San Jose, CA

Presented by the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Please register early – space is limited!

Statement of Need

This CME event led by the Stanford Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care seeks to fulfill the need of practicing pulmonologists, primary care physicians, advanced-practice providers, and allied health care practitioners in the academic and community settings to achieve an accurate diagnosis and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with interstitial lung disease. A team of multidisciplinary experts will address common challenges in radiographic interpretation, diagnostic testing and classification, and disease management. The goal of the symposium is to improve the delivery of early appropriate, and comprehensive care to the patient with the interstitial lung disease.


Target Audience

This local and regional conference is designed to meet the educational needs of:

  • physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurses practitioners
  • Health care professionals


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List critical findings in the history and physical exam specific to interstitial lung disease (ILD) patients
  • Describe serologic tests indicated for different populations of ILD patients with or without rheumatologic symptoms
  • Manage patients using diagnostic criteria outlined in the ATS ILD Guidelines
  • Use anti-fibrotic therapy for appropriate patients and develop comprehensive multidisciplinary management strategies
  • Utilize radiologic algorithms and classification criteria for fibrosing and nonfibrosing interstitial pneumonias
  • Determine the role of lung biopsy in the diagnosis of ILDs including patient selection, modality of biopsy, and risk/benefit analysis
  • Identify non-pharmacologic treatments to provide for ILD patients at their first clinic visit
  • Explain the criteria and timing for the referral of an ILD patient for a lung transplant evaluation
  • Describe the current status of stem cell research related to ILDs

Course Directors

Rishi Raj, MD

Course Director
Clinical Professor, Medicine – Pulmonary & Critical Care;
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program

Joshua Mooney, MD, MS

Course Co-Director
Clinical Assistant Professor Medicine – Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine;
Director, Stanford Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center

A Continuing Medical Education Activity

Presented by the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Conference Contact

For conference related questions please contact

Rodney Jackson
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 724-2288

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554


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