Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of NTM Lung Disease: A Case-based Podcast Series

0.50 CME
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Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed Incorporated.

Activity Description

Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection is becoming more widespread in the United States and worldwide. Pulmonary disease is the most common manifestation of NTM, often occurring in patients with underlying lung diseases. Therapies with improved efficacy and safety are critical for optimal management of this increasingly prevalent disease. Understanding guidelines-based therapy for NTM will better enable clinicians to make a timely, accurate diagnosis and deliver care informed by the latest clinical evidence. In this podcast series, faculty discuss 2 challenging cases of NTM lung disease and provide guidance on evidence-based management approaches. 

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Utilize available evidence-based guidelines to effectively manage NTM pulmonary disease.
  • Incorporate the latest clinical data in the selection of therapy for refractory NTM pulmonary disease.

Activity Chair

Anne E. O'Donnell, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC


Angela DiMango, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP
Overseas Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO


Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP 


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

Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, November 17, 2020, to November 16, 2021.

How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, listen to the podcast, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.  

Activity Chair and Faculty report the following relationship(s)

Angela DiMango, MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP
Consulting Fee: Insmed
Speakers Bureau: Insmed
Non-CME Service: Insmed
Contracted Research: Insmed

Anne E. O'Donnell, MD
Consulting Fee: Electromed, Insmed, Merck, Xellia
Contracted Research (Paid to Institution): Insmed

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non—FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

ADA Compliance

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. A text-based transcript of this Podcast is available upon request. Requests should include the Podcast title and can be emailed to CME@VindicoCME.com. Requests will be honored within 3-5 business days.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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