The Realistic IPF Diagnostic Path

The below path showcases how a patient should ideally be diagnosed, focusing on realising, recognising and referring the patient to a respiratory specialist. 

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About the campaign

Listen for the Sounds of IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) is a global awareness campaign highlighting the importance of recognising early signs & symptoms of IPF and of accelerating patient referral to a respiratory specialist.

The Ideal IPF Diagnostic Path

Listen for the Sounds of IPF is the first global awareness campaign on IPF. It highlights the importance of recognising early signs and symptoms of IPF and of accelerating referral to a respiratory specialist to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment.

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Our Sponsors

 EU-IPFF would like to acknowledge and thank Boehringer Ingelheim and Roche Group for their sponsorship and support.

Our Partners

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5. F. Bonella, M. Wijsenbeek and M. Molina-Molina, “European IPF Patient Charter: unmet needs and a call to action for healthcare policymakers,” Eur Respir J., vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 597-606, 2016.
6. EURORDIS, “Policy fact sheet – centres of expertise,” 2013. [Online]. Available: [Accessed 13 April 2017].
7. J. Egan, “Follow-up and nonpharmacological management of the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patient,” Eur Respir Rev, vol. 20, no. 120, pp. 114-117, 2011.