Managing Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease: A Virtual Reality Tour of Its Pathogenesis and Treatment

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Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Professor of Public Health, Infectious Disease and Ophthalmology
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon


This online activity will help increase the understanding of current management and treatment for nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD).


This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of infectious disease specialists involved in the care of patients with NTM-LD.


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

  • Identify diagnostic and management best practices for patients with NTM-LD including strategies for preventing drug-related adverse events
  • Explain how health status, comorbidities and patient preferences can be used to personalize treatment goals for patients with NTM-LD
  • Describe the MOAs and clinical profiles of established and emerging therapies for patients with NTM-LD
  • Discuss strategies to improve patient adherence to therapy and achieve treatment completion


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with NTM-LD. Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours


Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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 a 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.


Dr. Winthrop has received consulting fees from Insmed, Johnson & Johnson, Paratek, RedHills Biopharma, Horizon and Spero, and has contracted research for Insmed.

The independent reviewers, 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:

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.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

Staff, Planners and Managers
Matthew Frese, General Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Outcomes and Accreditation for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Brianna Hanson, Outcomes and Accreditation Manager for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Nicole Longo, DO, FACOI, Medical Director, Scientific and Medical Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Felecia Beachum, Program Manager for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.


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


There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.


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RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: October 23, 2020

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