2015 Patient Symposium

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm EST

The ILD Collaborative, a clinical and research network including the Interstitial Lung Disease Centers of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, is proud to host:  

Friday, October 2, 2015


Participation is encouraged by all people impacted by IPF regardless of where their healthcare is provided.

Parking, a light breakfast and lunch will be provided complimentary for attendees.

Please click on the titles of the talks to view the slides. Handouts are also available to view. 


9:00am - 10:00am
Check-in and Light Breakfast 

10:00am - 10:10am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Peter LaCamera, SEMC
Dr. Aliaa Barakat, ILD Collaborative

10:10am - 10:25am
Introduction to IPF: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?
Dr. Barry Shea, RIH

10:25am - 10:40am
New Drugs for IPF Part 1: Pirfenidone
Dr. Joseph Zibrak, BIDMC

10:40am - 10:55am
New Drugs for IPF Part 2: Nintedanib
Dr. Peter LaCamera, SEMC

10:55am - 11:10am
IPF Co-morbidities and What Can be Done for Them?
Dr. Sydney Montesi, MGH

11:10am - 11:40am
Current IPF Treatments: Audience Questions
Panel: Drs. LaCamera, Montesi, Shea and Zibrak 

11:40am - 12:00pm
New Directions for IPF Treatments: Updates on Clinical Trials
Dr. Andrew Tager, MGH

12:00pm - 12:45pm

12:45pm - 1:00pm
ILD Collaborative: Current Initiatives and Future Directions
Dr. Aliaa Barakat, ILD Collaborative

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Building Resiliency through Relaxation Techniques
Handouts: Eliciting the Relaxation ResponseChair Yoga Instructions
Laura Malloy, LISCW, Henry Benson Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH

1:45pm - 2:00pm
Break and Divide into Smaller Groups for Rotating Discussion Sessions 

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rotating Discussion Sessions 

Symptom Management Moderated by Dr. Peter LaCamera, SEMC
Handout: Cough in IPF
Ins and Outs of Oxygen Use Moderated by Dr. Barry Shea, RIH / Nancy Davis, RRT, MGH
Benefits of Exercise and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Moderated by Dr. Fiona Gibbons, MGH
Handout: What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Lung Transplantation for IPF: Presentation and Audience Questions
Dr. Todd Astor, MGH