Best Practices in NTM-PD: A Patient-Centered Approach to Diagnosis, Treatment and Improved Adherence

Released On
June 25, 2020

Expires On
June 25, 2021

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Infectious Disease

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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.

This activity contains four 15-minute chapters each worth .25 credit. Learners can consume all or part of the segments.

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, infectious disease physicians, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

Program Overview

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (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. Research is emerging that may impact best practices in managing and treating patients with NTM and new American Thoracic Society (ATS)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines. In this program, guideline-based treatment, personalized treatment selection for patients, and managing adverse events and improving patient adherence are discussed using video presentation of challenging cases.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Employ a guideline-based best practice approach to an early and accurate diagnosis of NTM
  • Apply patient-centered communication strategies regarding diagnosis, ongoing management, and treatment goals to manage patient expectations
  • Implement guideline-based strategies to manage adverse events and improve patient adherence



Charles Daley, MD

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


Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD

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

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Credit Designation

National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits&trade. 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 approval committee, and those in 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.

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Faculty Disclosures

Charles Daley, MD discloses that he is an investigator for Insmed and Spero and a consultant for Meiji. He is on an advisory board for Insmed, Johnson and Johnson, Spero, Paratek, Cipla, and Matinas and on a data management committee for Otsuka.

Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD discloses that she is a speaker and investigator for Insmed and on an advisory board for Insmed and AN2Therapeutics.

Planners and Reviewers Disclosures

Marie Carlson has no financial relationships to disclose.

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

Jared J. Eddy, MD has no financial relationships to disclose.

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

Kathy Herring has no financial relationships to disclose.

Anita Knight has no financial relationships to disclose.

Harold Nelson, MD discloses that he is on the data safety monitoring board for AstraZeneca.

Lauren Rieck has no financial relationships to disclose.

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

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  1. Read the learning objectives and disclosures
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Complete the post-test and the evaluation form

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Updated NTM Guidelines