Clinical Update for Systemic Sclerosing Interstitial Lung Disease

Program Dates: October 4th, 2021 - October 3rd, 2022
Credits: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; 1.0 CNE Contact Hour

Clinical Update for Systemic Sclerosing Interstitial Lung Disease

Program Overview

This CME/CE program is derived from content presented as part of a larger rheumatology state meeting lecture series. The expert faculty, Dr. Dinesh Khanna, will first discuss the history of systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease, including prevalence, predictors of progressive ILD and screening. Following, recent clinical trial data in the interstitial lung disease treatment landscape will be reviewed, encompassing both emerged and emerging agents. Dr. Khanna will also touch on managing adverse events and engaging the interprofessional team in providing optimal, comprehensive care. To conclude, Dr. Khanna will provide practical recommendations for applying current data in practice to improve outcomes in patients with interstitial lung disease.

Target Audience

Rheumatologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with rheumatological disorders

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss natural history of SSc-ILD
  2. Discuss current management of SSc-ILD
  3. Discuss recent trials of nintedanib and tocilizumab and the FDA approval of these therapies


I. The Science of SSC-ILD: Disease Course, Diagnosis, and Risk Assessment

II. Clinical Trial Review: Emerging Treatment Options for SSc-ILD, Treatment Guidelines, and Clinical Management

III. HCP Communication and Engagement: Educating Patients with SSc-ILD

IV. Managing SSc-ILD Comorbidities and Risk Factors


Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS
Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan


Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:

Faculty Relationship Identified With:
Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS Consultant/Advisor: AbbVie, Inc.; Actelion; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; CSL Behring; Horizon Therapeutics USA, Inc.; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Prometheus Biosciences; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

Grant/Research Support: Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Horizon Therapeutics USA, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.

Stockholder: Eicos Sciences, Inc.

Planners and Peer Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC; Nicole McMenamin and Chelsey Benedek hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 CNE Contact Hour, including 1.0 Pharmacotherapeutic Contact Hour (Provider # P0491).

Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AcademicCME and Boehringer Ingelheim do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions
  3. Read or Review the activity content.
  4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  5. Learners who receive a grade of 66% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and complete the Evaluation will receive appropriate credit as indicated (CME, CNE, and/or CPE credit).
  • CPE credit will be posted to the learner’s CPE Monitor profile within 60 days of completion.
  • CME and CNE credit will be issued appropriate certificate of completion.
  • Others may request a “certificate of completion”.
  1. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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