– Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, IPF Summit 2011 Faculty Member
and PFF Medical Advisory Board Member
The IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside was the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s inaugural national scientific conference on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The goal of the Summit was to foster a collaborative environment to improve education and awareness of IPF, and to identify new approaches to treat and ultimately find a cure for this devastating disease. The Summit featured innovative continuing medical education programs for physicians, researchers, registered nurses, and allied health professionals to improve their clinical understanding of IPF, as well as a one-day program to address the growing educational needs of IPF patients, family members, and caregivers. The Summit was planned in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), in partnership with The France Foundation and National Jewish Health and was endorsed by the American Thoracic Society.
– Kevin K. Brown, MD, IPF Summit 2011 Program Chair
and Chair of the PFF Medical Advisory Board Member