Advances in Myositis Associated Lung Disease Treatment – Dr Shane Shapera

Dr. Shane Shapera has the gift of making complex topics like myositis associated lung disease treatment understandable for those without medical training. In this webinar, Dr. Shapera talks about myositis and the interstitial lung disease (ILD) that comes with this condition.

You will learn about:

  • what myositis is and how it’s ILD presents
  • how it is similar to other ILDs we hear about more often like rheumatoid arthritis lung disease and scleroderma lung disease
  • immunomodulatory therapies that guide treatments
  • medicines that adjust the immune system to try and stop our bodies from attacking the lungs in this condition
  • anti-fibrotic drugs that are used for this condition
  • drugs that deal with the scar tissue formation in the ILD of myositis
  • a treatment algorithm for the management of myositis-ILD

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Dr. Shapera is an Associate Professor and Clinician Educator in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also the Director of the Interstitial Lung Diseases Program at the Toronto General Hospital and works with the Toronto Lung Transplant Program providing pre-lung transplant assessments for patients with interstitial lung disease.