CME Presentations




  • Amy Olson, MD, MSPH

    Amy Olson, MD, MSPH

    Amy Olson, MD, MSPH

    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

    Amy L. Olson, MD, MSPH, is an associate professor of medicine at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado in Denver. At National Jewish Health, she is a member of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic and Autoimmune Lung Center and is the medical director of the Pulmonary Physiology Unit. Dr. Olson earned her medical degree and Master of Science degree in public health at the University of Colorado, and completed her medical internship, residency, and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Colorado as well. Dr. Olson completed a fourth year of subspecialty training in Interstitial Lung Disease at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Olson has authored a number of original research articles on the epidemiology of pulmonary fibrosis, including studies of mortality rates, seasonal variation, and comorbid conditions, and is currently working on new outcome measures for clinical trials. She has presented her research findings at both national and international meetings.
  • Virginia Steen, MD

    Virginia Steen, MD

    Virginia Steen, MD

    Professor, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program, Department of Medicine

    Virginia D. Steen, MD, is Professor of Medicine with Tenure and Rheumatology Fellowship Director at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington. She is also Chief of the Rheumatology Division. Dr. Steen received her MD from University of Pittsburgh, residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh where she was on faculty before coming to Georgetown in 1995. She has received many awards including the American College of Rheumatology Clinical Science Award in 1998, Scleroderma Doctor of the Year in 2010 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 from the National Scleroderma Foundation. She received the American College of Rheumatology Excellence in Investigative Mentor Award in 2012, and is a Master of the ACR. She is the chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Scleroderma Foundation. Dr Steen’s primary research interests have been focused on understanding the epidemiology and natural history of the Systemic Sclerosis. Her research has resulted in more than 200 publications many of which are seminal studies on risk factors and outcomes for lung involvement, auto-antibodies, and survival in Scleroderma. She has been very involved in clinical trials in Scleroderma and has been a participant of all 3 of the Scleroderma Lung Studies for interstitial lung disease. She has been the rheumatology representative for the IPF guidelines. She continues to participate in clinical trials for systemic sclerosis, including studies on pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Zulma Yunt, MD

    Zulma Yunt, MD

    Zulma Yunt, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

    Zulma Yunt, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health. She has been a faculty member in the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at National Jewish since 2012. Her clinical interests include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, connective tissue disease associated ILD, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, bronchiolitis, and vasculitis. She is a co-investigator in numerous clinical research programs within the group. Dr. Yunt attended medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She completed her internal medicine residency in 2008 at Yale University. Thereafter, she moved to Denver to train in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Colorado. During her fellowship, she led basic science investigations aimed at understanding the link between angiogenesis and pathologic lung fibrosis. She also studied the role of lung macrophages in propagating pulmonary fibrosis after acute lung injury. Dr. Yunt’s current research focuses on biomarkers in ILD, particularly Krebs von den Lungen -6 (KL-6). She is also investigating HRCT as a diagnostic tool in myositis-associated ILD and antisynthetase syndromes.

CME Information

Systemic Sclerosis Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD): The Importance of Early Diagnosis, Patient Centered Communication and Evidence Based Treatment

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Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Apply best practices in diagnosis based on clinical symptoms, pathophysiology and disease course of SSc-ILD.
  • Utilize evidence-based decision making in the selection of treatments for patients with SSc-ILD.
  • Apply strategies for longitudinal management of SSc-ILD using a multidisciplinary approach and patient-centered communication.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Program Description

The goal of this activity is to improve the awareness, knowledge, and competency of pulmonologists, rheumatologists, radiologists, dermatologists and primary care physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and a multidisciplinary approach to the longitudinal management of Systemic Sclerosis Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD).

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Faculty and Disclosure

Amy Olson, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary,
Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Virginia D. Steen, MD
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Department of Medicine
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Zulma Yunt, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary,
Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Amy Olson, MD discloses that she on an Advisory Board for Boehringer Ingelheim, on the Board of Directors for MedGraphics as well as a speaker for Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, PeerView, Pilot/France Foundation and Vindico. Amy also conducts research for Boehringer Ingelheim.

Virginia Steen, MD discloses that she is on an Advisory Board for Boehringer Ingelheim and a Consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, CSL Behring and Eicos.

Zulma Yunt, MD discloses that she is a Speaker for Boehringer Ingelheim.

None of the following planners or reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose: Amen Sergew, MD, Michael Mohning, MD, Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, CMP-HC, Meghan Brenner, MA, Mandy Comeau, the patient featured in the video segment.


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