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American Academy of Sleep Medicine Online Learning Modules
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...Estimate 118 activities probably offering about 118 hours.
CME Credits Awarded by...American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Cost for Credit...About $25 per hour for members, $50 an hour for non-members.
Instruction Type....Slide-Audio Lecture, Text-Only.
Target Audiences...."sleep medicine specialists, trainees in sleep medicine and all physicians with an interest in improving recognition and treatment of sleep disorders." 
Educational material last updated...2013.
Financial Support...None Stated.
About 100 activities in 10 categories; some larger categories are:
Basics of Sleep Center Management
Clinical and Business Trends
Fall Course 2012
Intermediate Sleep Center Management
Interpreting Sleep Studies
Sleep Disorders in Pediatrics
You will also find CME articles from the journals, Sleep and Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (18 issues; each issue offers 2 articles (probably) offering 1.0 hour).

Baylor Pulmonology
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...A single activity offering 1.0 hour.
Credit CME Credits Awarded by....Baylor University.
Instruction Type...Slide- Video Lectures, Q & A, Live Chat.
Target Audience...CHEST MED.
Educational material last updated...2013.
Financial support...None Stated.
A single activity:
Effectiveness of Recombinant Human Growth Hormone (rhGH) in the Treatment of Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Cleveland Clinic Pulmonology
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD
CME Credit Hours....5 activities offering a total of 3 hours.
CME Credits Awarded by....Cleveland Clinic.
Instruct. Type...Slide-Video and Slide-Audio Lectures, Podcasts, Text-Only.
Target Audiences...PULMO.
Educational material last updated....2011.
Financial Support...Some activities have commercial support.
CME Credit Expires...2 years after posting.
Some recent activities include: 
• Locally Advanced Lung Cancer: Treatment Approach
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Patient with Early Stage Lung Cancer and Severe Emphysema: Balancing the  Treatment Options
Severe Asthma
Biologics and the Liver - Is IL6 a Target of Concern?

Cystic Fibrosis Care Advancement Program
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...2.25 (3 Podcasts, 3 webinars)
CME Credits Awarded by...National Jewish Health.
Cost for Credit...Free.
Instruction Type...Online mp3s, Slide-Video lectures. 
Target Audience...physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with cystic fibrosis.
Educational material last updated...2014.
CME Credit Expires...2015. 
Financial Support...Novartis. 
The Cystic Fibrosis Care Advancement Program offers a variety of online educational activities for health care providers that discuss the most current clinical issues with CF. The following topics are discussed:
• Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care and Strategies to Improve Adherence to Treatment
• Early and Aggressive Treatment of Pulmonary Exacerbations in the CF Patient
• Employing a Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing CF Patients
• Update on Cystic Fibrosis Mutations
• Chronic Medications for Maintenance of Lung Health in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
• Therapies on the Horizon for Cystic Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...2.0.
CME Credits Awarded by...Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Cost for Credit...Free.
Instruction Type....Case-Based-Interactive.
Target Audiences....Chest Medicine.
Educational material last updated...06/18/2013.
Expiration of CME credit...06/18/2014.
Financial Support...Boehringer Ingelheim.
Upon completion of this activity, pulmonologists interested in IPF should be able to:
• Discuss emerging clinical research on the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of IPF including genetic predisposition of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and familial IPF (e.g., TERT mutations), human lung fibroblast heterogeneity, and rheumatoid arthritis-associated IPF; 
• Discuss the data emerging from recent clinical trials of prospective IPF therapies/strategies (ASCEND, BUILD-3, TOMORROW, etc.) including safety, efficacy and side effects;
• Discuss clinical management of comorbidities (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux polymyositis/dermatomyositis) and apply clinical measurements to assess patient response to therapy;
• Discuss the management of treatment relapse or resistance with specific therapies. 

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) Online CME Program (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours....55 articles and quizzes each offering 1.0 credit.
CME Credits Awarded by....AAAAI.
Cost for Credit....Free.
Instruction Type...Text-and-Graphics.
Educational material last updated....2013.
Financial Support...None Stated.
Some recent articles and quizzes include:
• Gene-environment interactions in asthma and allergic diseases
• Allergy to B-lactam antibiotics
• Molecular mechanisms of mucocutaneous immunity against Candida and Staphylococcus species
• Cutaneous drug reactions
• IL-13 in asthma and allergic disease: Asthma phenotypes and targeted therapies
• Evaluation and management of a patient with chronic pruritus
• Human versus mouse eosinophils

Medscape Pulmonary Medicine
CME Credit Hours...Varies from time to time.
CME Credits Awarded by....Medscape and many other sponsoring organizations.
Instruction Type...Text-and-Graphics, Text-Only, Slide-Audio Lecture, Slide-Video Lecture and Case-Based-Interactive.
Target Audiences....PULMO.
Educational material last updated...New activities posted daily.
Financial Support...Many academic, specialty, and commercial sources as well as self-supported by Medscape.
Expiration of CME Credit...Credit for most activities expires one year after posting.
CME activities of special interest to pulmonary medicine specialists. Medscape contains a variety of educational formats:
CONFERENCE COVERAGE - Reports of  advances presented at major medical conferences; typically includes several tracks with news stories, expert interviews, and in-depth topic overviews.
CLINICAL UPDATE - Comprehensive original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.
FAST TRACK CLINICAL UPDATE - Narrowly focused original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.
CME-LIVE - Real-time online events with streaming video, synchronized visuals, and interactive questions and answers; archived for 1 year.
CLINICAL BRIEFS - Daily reports of major current medical research articles; 0.25 credits each
JOURNAL CME - Articles selected from a wide selection of peer-reviewed journals.
SPECIAL REPORT CME - Topic-based monthly email newsletter distributed to Medscape's professional member database by specialty.
INTERACTIVE PATIENT CASES - Original CME activity presented to the physician in an interactive, clinical case-based format. (See especially eMedicine CME Case Presentations.)
CME CIRCLE - Multimedia content certified by other accredited professional education providers, typically from live symposia or monographs, and then posted on Medscape and archived for one year.

National Jewish Health - Accurate Interpretation of HRCT in the Diagnosis of IPF
CME Credit Hours...One activity, offering 4.0 hours. (and 4.0 SA-CME Credit)
CME Credits Awarded by....National Jewish Health
Cost for Credit....Free.
Instruction Type....Slide-Video Lecture, Interactive Activity.
Target Audience....Radiologists, Pulmonologists and Other Physicians
Educational material last updated...December 31, 2014.
Financial support... This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and InterMune, Inc. Additional support provided through the generosity of Janeen Naifeh in memory of her husband, Robert Naifeh.
CME Credit Expires...April 15, 2016.
Accurate diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is essential for the appropriate management of patients. Learn the latest evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing IPF in this case-based, individualized, interactive activity. Cases include complete high-resolution CT (HRCT) image sets, clinical data, and pulmonary function test results to simulate real-world clinical practice.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Define the CT categories of "Definite usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP)", "Possible UIP" and "Inconsistent with UIP" as described by the ATS/ERS criteria.
2. Differentiate the above three categories of UIP on HRCT images.
3. Differentiate traction bronchiolectasis from honeycombing on HRCT.
4. Recognize common diffuse interstitial lung disease patterns that can mimic UIP/ IPF

Pulmonary Fibrosis Identification: Lessons for Optimizing Treatment (PILOT)
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...9.25 (1 Primer, 1 Mini-Symposium, 3 Interactive Cases, 3 Webinars, 2 Reading Rooms).
CME Credits Awarded by... The France Foundation.
Cost for Credit...Free.
Instruction Type...Slide-Video lectures, Online mp3s, Cases, Monographs.
Target Audience...pulmonologists, surgeons, critical care clinicians, pharmacists, advanced practice nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with IPF.
Educational material last updated...2013.
CME Credit Expires...2015.
Financial Support...Boehringer Ingelheim and InterMune.
PILOT is a national education initiative designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive continuing medical education program on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) that focuses on disease mechanisms, diagnosis, and management. 
After participating in PILOT, you will be able to:
• Explain the epidemiology of IPF and the importance of accurate and early diagnosis
• Indicate how to accurately diagnose IPF in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team
• Explain the pathophysiology of IPF and the therapeutic approaches to different steps in the disease process
• Describe the evidence-based diagnosis and management of IPF recommended in the 2011 ATS/ERS guidelines