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5 April, 2023 | Online
Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating form of ILD and around 20% of patients have a genetic form of pulmonary fibrosis which associates with worse survival, comorbidities, and increased risk for disease in family members. Recognition of these patients and genetic analysis informs on diagnosis, prognosis, risk for comorbidities, treatment response and disease risk assessment in relatives. A patient, relatives and pulmonologist's survey conducted by the ERS taskforce members showed a high need for education among patients and pulmonologists. The ERS taskforce TF 2019-10 Genetics in pulmonary fibrosis provided a statement to inform clinicians on current knowledge and expert practise. All what care professionals need to know on genetic pulmonary fibrosis will be presented in this webinar.
The webinar will explain what genetic pulmonary fibrosis is, informing the audience on:
Following this webinar, participants will be up to date on cause, frequency, phenotype and management of genetic pulmonary fibrosis which enables them to recognize putative patients with the disease and optimize their management.