Image for PFF Summit.The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) will host its annual PFF Summit from December 5th to 7th in La Jolla, Calif. The summit will be held in partnership with National Jewish Health and will offer CME/CE certification for participants.

The goal of the PFF Summit 2013 is to foster a collaborative environment to improve the education and awareness of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and to identify new approaches to treat and ultimately find a cure for the disease, according to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Participants are able to [removed]submit paper abstracts[/removed].

“The Summit provides fundamental support for pulmonary fibrosis research by bringing together the leading academic and industry investigators,” said Dolly Kervitsky, the vice president of patient relations and medical affairs at the PFF. “It is exciting to see such talented individuals exploring the mechanisms, pathways, and genes that are suspected of playing a role in pulmonary fibrosis. The research presented at the Summit could lead to new innovations important to finding a treatment for PF.”

The first day of the event will focus on the science of lung injury and repair; genetics and biomarkers; promising therapeutic targets; and the challenges of drug development for pulmonary fibrosis. The second day will be dedicated to clinical management and will focus on diagnosis, common co-morbidities, and treatment options.

The event will feature a two-day continuing medical education program for health professionals, and will concurrently offer a separate two-day educational program for patients, family members, and caregivers in order to live better with pulmonary fibrosis.

More information on the summit, including how to register, is available on its website.