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In this CME, John McDyer, MD, and Jonathan K. Alder, PhD, discuss how to increase awareness of the influence of telomere dysfunction on health and disease, define the most common clinical manifestation of patients with telomere-mediated disease, and more.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase awareness of influence of telomere dysfunction on health and disease
  • Define the most common clinical manifestation of patients with telomere-mediated disease
  • Increase awareness of the impact of mutations in telomere maintenance genes in the context of lung transplantation


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated.

Dr. Jonathan K. Alder receives;

  • Grant/Research Support: NIH/NHLBI

Dr. John McDyer receives;

  • Grant/Research Support: Merck

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 6/13/2023 | Last Modified On: 6/13/2023| Expires: 6/13/2024

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