PFF Summit: The world's largest conference on PF

PFF Summit 2023 was held from November 9-11. Continue reading to learn about what took place this year and where you can join us for the next conference.

PFF Summit is the world’s largest conference focused on pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and interstitial lung disease (ILD) research and education. Held every other year, it unites the community to come together as one to learn about this disease from globally recognized experts.

We warmly welcome patients, caregivers, lung transplant recipients, those who have lost loved ones to ILD, physicians, researchers, nurses, industry representatives, and anyone who has been impacted by PF. Attendees receive the latest and most trusted, accurate information about how to live well, treatment options, understanding the causes of ILD, and so much more. For healthcare providers, CME/MOC credit is provided.

The next PFF Summit will be held in Chicago. More details will be available in early 2025. We hope to see you there!


Coming soon! Recorded sessions on YouTube

Stay tuned! All sessions from PFF Summit 2023 were recorded. The full-length sessions will be available on YouTube in early 2024. Sign up for emails or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date with announcements about the release dates for the sessions.

In the meantime, you can view the program to see what's on the way.

See you in Chicago at PFF Summit 2025!

PFF Summit 2025 will be held at the Sheraton Grande Chicago. The Sheraton Grand Chicago is Chicago's premier downtown riverfront hotel, steps from Michigan Avenue shopping, Navy Pier and Millennium Park. This extraordinary, award-winning hotel offers the city's best location, spectacular views, superb accommodations and deluxe amenities including five distinctive restaurants and an indoor pool.

Don't book your room yet! All registered attendees of the PFF Summit receive a special link for booking rooms at the hotel with a tremendous discount. More information on the discounted room rates will be available in early 2025.


The topics

Sessions tailored for you

At each PFF Summit, we offer a variety of sessions that are tailored to every attendee’s experience: patients and caregivers, lung transplant recipients, those who have lost a loved one, and healthcare professionals. A glimpse of some sessions at Summit 2023 included:

  • Plenary Session: It takes a village: The critical role of federal agencies in PF research and care
  • Plenary Session: Clinical trials: Accelerating finding a cure
  • Living with PF in a COVID-19 world
  • Research in the pipeline
  • Surviving and thriving post lung transplant 
  • All about genetics

CME/MOC Credit

For healthcare professionals, the Summit features an innovative continuing medical education (CME/MOC) program for physicians, physician’s assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses engaged in the care of patients with pulmonary fibrosis. Some highlights include:

  • Community Pulmonologists Session: A full day session for pulmonologists and ILD fellows.
  • Nurses and Allied Health Members Meeting: A half-day session for nurses in the ILD field.
  • Disparities in ILD
  • Multidisciplinary discussions
  • Roundtable discussions

You can view the full program to see more of what took place in 2023.

Thank you to the 2023 keynote speakers and co-chairs

Keynote speakers

On Friday, November 10, in the plenary session titled "It Takes a Village: The Critical Role of Federal Agencies in PF Research and Care," Dr. Banu Karimi-Shah from the FDA presented the FDA's perspective on accelerating new treatments while maintaining clinical trial safety.

On Saturday, November 11, in the plenary session titled "Clinical trials: Accelerating finding a cure," Dr. D. Clark Files spoke about adaptive clinical trials as the wave of the future.

Co-chairs and Organizing Committee

PFF Summit 2023 would not have been possible without the help of our co-chairs:

  • Patricia Sime, MD, FRCP - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Tracy Luckhardt, MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ann Lucas - Support Group Leader, Lung Transplant Recipient, Charlottesville, Virginia
keynotes and organizing committee

The PFF Summit 2023 program

Use our interactive reader below to take a look at what was on the schedule for PFF Summit 2023. Click or tap the arrow keys on the left and right sides of your screen to flip through the pages. Click the downward arrow in the upper left corner to save the program as a PDF to your device.

Additional offerings

In addition to attending Summit sessions, attendees are encouraged to visit the special exhibits and receptions highlighting the latest in PF research and care. Each PFF Summit conference includes the following offerings below.

Welcome Reception and Poster Presentation

During the Welcome Reception and Poster Presentation, you can browse scientific posters created by researchers. The posters provide a glimpse of what is currently underway for a variety of research projects and you can ask questions and learn more about the research. At the end of the evening, we award ribbons to five researchers with the most dynamic research. The top three ribbon recipients will present their winning posters during a conference session.


Networking Dinner

The Networking Dinner features a delicious buffet and cocktails or mocktails. During the evening, you will have the chance to visit with old friends and meet new ones.


Exhibit Hall

Interested in the latest products and services for people living with PF? You’ll want to check out the exhibit hall! Throughout Summit, you can visit an array of booths and talk to representatives to learn about innovations that can help you or your patients.


Thank you to our PFF Summit 2023 sponsors!

Opportunities to sponsor the next Summit will be available in early 2025.

Thank you to our PFF Summit 2023 exhibitors!

Accredo Health Group, Inc.

Avalyn Pharma

Boehringer Ingelheim

Bristol Myers Squibb

CVS Health

Direct O2

Endeavor BioMedicines

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

Horizon Therapeutics

National Scleroderma Foundation

Piedmont Healthcare

Pliant Therapeutics

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Rare Patient Voice LLC

Tampa General Hospital

Temple Lung Center - Temple Health

Thomas Jefferson University

United Therapeutics

University of Colorado

Veracyte, Inc.

Vicore Pharma



Frequently asked questions

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