Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease (NTM-LD) for Pulmonary and Infectious Disease Professionals: Key Perspectives On Expert Diagnosis And Management

FACULTY


Wendi K. Drummond DO, MPH
Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director of Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Care
Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Oregon Health and Science University/Portland State University School of Public Health
Portland, OR

Colin Swenson, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Emory University
Section Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medical Director, Respiratory Services
Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital
Atlanta, GA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

MedGames is a comprehensive and interactive gamification-based CME activity that presents important topics about Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease (NTM-LD) in a fun and engaging manner. It covers the NTM species most commonly associated with lung disease; who’s at risk, the laboratory, radiologic, and clinical findings used to diagnose NTM-lung disease and how to individualize treatment based on the 2020 clinical guidelines. The program also includes multidisciplinary strategies to mitigate drug-related toxicities from combination therapy to facilitate treatment completion. This program is hosted by Ken Jennings, the new host of a popular game show, and features Wendi K. Drummond DO, MPH and Colin Swenson, MD, experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of NTM-LD.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of pulmonology and infectious disease professionals and (including MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs and pharmacists) who have a role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with NTM-LD.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply laboratory, radiologic and clinical findings to the diagnosis of patients with suspected NTM-LD
  • Select treatments for patients with NTM-LD specific to the causative NTM species
  • Design individualized treatment plans for patients with NTM-LD based on up-to-date guidelines and recent clinical data
  • Incorporate strategies to decrease drug‐related toxicities in patients with NTM-LD and facilitate completion of therapy

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: Education regarding the management of NTM-LD leads to safe practices, quality care, and continued professional and personal development for infectious disease nurses.  CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.

CNE Accreditation Statement: Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Wendi K. Drummond, DO, MPH has received consulting fees for Insmed and has no other relevant relationships to report in the past 24 months.

Colin Swenson, MD has received consulting fees for Insmed and has no other relevant relationships to report in the past 24 months.

CME Content Review

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review

The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.

Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose

Staff Planners and Managers

The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Cindy Van Dijk, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Ashley Whitehurst, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Daniel Dasilva, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Natalie Smith, Program Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

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

  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the activity.
  3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science based.

This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at info@medlearninggroup.com. Contact this CME provider at Med Learning Group for privacy and confidentiality policy statement information at http://medlearninggroup.com/privacy-policy/

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Staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. Please contact Med Learning Group prior to participating at info@medlearninggroup.com

Copyright © 2021 Med Learning Group. All rights reserved. These materials may be used for personal use only.  Any rebroadcast, distribution, or reuse of this presentation or any part of it in any form for other than personal use without the express written permission of Med Learning Group is prohibited.

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