Updates in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM): Best Practices in Diagnosis, Management and Personalized Treatment Selection

Released On
April 17, 2020

Expires On
November 25, 2020

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology

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This activity is provided by National Jewish Health.

Supported by an educational grant from Insmed.


Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, and Internal Medicine Physicians.

Program Overview

NTM is a chronic, progressive illness fraught with long treatments and severe side effects. The majority of NTM patients who have completed treatment can get it again. Personalized treatment is complicated and there is a lack of awareness to identify factors of clinical presentation that guide therapy choices. This program focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) featuring expert faculty, a patient perspective video clip, and infographic clinical reference aid.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Analyze recent evidence, guidelines, and best practices in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of NTM and adverse events
  • Distinguish appropriate personalized NTM treatment approach according to patient’s clinical presentation
  • Review strategies for patient adherence and treatment completion to improve patient outcomes


Charles Daley, MD

Charles Daley, MD

Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado

Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD

Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
National Jewish Health
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado

Kenneth N. Olivier, MD, MPH

Kenneth N. Olivier, MD, MPH

Senior Clinician
Pulmonary Clinical Medicine Section
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Accreditation Statement

National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

National Jewish Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), National Jewish Health requires that all program faculty, content developers, CME/CE approval committee, and those in a position to control the content of this activity disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of non-profit or governmental organizations and non-health care related companies. Our goal is to ensure that there is no compromise of the ethical relationship that exists between those in a position to control the content of the activity and those attending the activity and their respective professional duties.

All CME/CE educational activities sponsored by National Jewish Health are reviewed to ensure a balanced and evidence-based presentation. Any potential conflict of interest among program faculty has been identified and resolved according to ACCME guidelines.

Faculty Disclosures

Charles Daley, MD discloses that he is an investigator for Insmed and on an advisory board for Insmed, Johnson and Johnson, Spero, Horizon, Paratek, and Otsuka.

Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD discloses that she is a speaker for Insmed.

Kenneth N. Olivier, MD, MPH discloses that he is an investigator for BeyondAir and Matinas BioPharma.


Planners and Reviewers Disclosures

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN has no financial relationships to disclose.

Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, CMP-HC has no financial relationships to disclose.

Gwen Huitt, MD, MS has no financial relationships to disclose.

Lauren Rieck has no financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants.

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Read the learning objectives and disclosures
  2. Study the educational activity
  3. Complete the post-test and the evaluation form

If you successfully complete the post-test (score of 70% or higher), your certificate will be made available immediately. If you have any question relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact: proed@njhealth.org.

Course Viewing Requirements

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Supported Phones & Tablets:
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iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

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This material was originally presented as an adjunct symposium to the American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting (CHEST 2019) in New Orleans, Louisiana.