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Improving Outcomes in NTM-LD: Strategies for Diagnosis, Individualized Treatment Plans and Patient Adherence


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Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Apply strategies to reduce time to diagnosis and initiation of evidence-based treatment of NTM-LD
  • Use a patient-centered approach for communications related to diagnosis and development of individualized treatment plans in NTM-LD
  • Integrate strategies to manage adverse events and improve adherence to promote the completion of treatment regimens and improved patient outcomes in NTM-LD
Supported by an Educational Grant from Insmed

Program Description

Nontuberculous mycobacterial (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 along with new American Thoracic Society (ATS)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines. In this program, learn practical tools to diagnosis, treat, and manage NTM.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for pulmonologists, infectious disease physicians, and internal medicine physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Faculty and Disclosure

Charles Daley, MD discloses he is on an advisory board for Insmed, Johnson & Johnson, Spero Pharmaceuticals, Paratek, Meiji, Matinas Biopharma, Cipla, and AN2 Therapeutics. He receives research grants from Insmed, Spero, and Beyond Air and is on a data monitoring committee for Otsuka and Lilly.

Shannon Kasperbauer, MD discloses she is on an advisory board for Insmed and AN2 Therapeutics and a speaker for Paratek.

Planners and Reviewers Disclosures

Meghan Brenner, MA has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jared J. Eddy, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, CMP-HC has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Gwen Huitt, MD, MS has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Lauren Rieck has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The patient in the video has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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In order to receive CME credits, participants must complete the pre-assessment questions, post-test, and program evaluation. Participants must also score 2 out of 3 on the posttest. Certificates will be distributed online at the conclusion of the activity.

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