PF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside, will be held at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL on December 1-3, 2011, and will feature innovative continuing medical education programs for pulmonologists to improve their clinical understanding of IPF, as well as a patient program to address the growing educational needs of IPF patients, family members, and caregivers. Conference registration will begin December 1, 2010 on the PFF’s Web site at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org
The tentative educational objectives of the Summit include an explanation of the pathophysiology of IPF based on the most current data; using a systematic approach to accurately diagnose IPF; discussing recent evidence for treatments in the management of IPF; recognize genetic components of IPF; describe the role of lung transplantation in IPF; providing patient lifestyle management tools which improve functional status; and developing a comprehensive approach to the management of IPF, that includes both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies. Patients will also be eligible to attend medical education symposia free of charge.
The Summit will also include an opportunity for researchers to present their recent research findings to conference registrants through a poster session. Posters will be selected through a rigorous peer-review process coordinated by the Summit Steering Committee. Poster application guidelines will be available on the PFF’s Web page at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org beginning December 1, 2010.
For further details please visit the summit website