10022 - The Changing Role of Pathologists in Discovery and Classification of Diffuse Lung Disease

Course Director

Jeffrey L. Myers, M.D., University of Michigan


This course reviews the role of Pathologists in classification of diffuse lung disease in the context of clinical and radiologic findings. In addition it points to opportunities for Pathologists to help direct discovery and novel therapeutic interventions for these often devastating disorders.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

1.5 ABP CC/MOC Credits1

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $39.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 11-May-2019
Expiration Date: 10-May-2022


For Surgical Pathologists, Pulmonologists, and other health care providers to learn:

1. The evolution of nomenclature of interstitial lung diseases.

2. The current classification of interstitial lung disease.

3. How to diagnosis UIP vs. NSIP on lung biopsies.

4. How to recognize acute exacerbation of UIP.

5. When UIP requires a biopsy for diagnosis.

6. The role of pathologists in diagnosing and predicting prognosis/outcome of interstitial lung diseases.


1. Types of lung specimens.

2. How to process lung specimens.

3. Patterns of histologic changes in interstitial lung disease.

4. Radiographic changes.

5. Classification of interstitial lung disease.

6. Opportunities for discovery of the causes, natural history, and new therapies for interstitial lung disease.

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include Interstitial lung disease, usual interstitial pneumonia, non-specific interstitial lung disease, UIP, NSIP, and lung biopsy.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)
☑  Systems-Based Practice (SBP)
☑  Practice-Based Learning (PBL)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Jeffrey L. Myers attests that he has no financial relationships with a commercial entity producing health-care related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not produce health-care related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that produce health care-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

Javascript, cookies, and popups must be enabled on your browser (which is the default configuration for most browsers).

1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 CC/MOC credits for the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Continuing Certification (CC) / Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn CC/MOC credits equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP CC/MOC credit.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.