Climbing the Ladder to Optimal Outcomes in NTM-LD: Navigating a Clear Path from Diagnosis Thru Treatment

Program Overview

Despite an increasing incidence and prevalence, NTM-LD is challenging and often delayed due to non-specific symptoms, indolent disease course, and similarities to tuberculosis and other lung diseases; several barriers to its treatment also persist. Learn from Timothy R. Aksamit, MD about potential tools and strategies to expedite the diagnosis and optimize treatment as he shares the story of a patient with NTM-LD.

0.5 CE Credit(s)
Expires: May 30, 2024

Target Audience

Pulmonology and infectious disease clinicians managing patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD).

Educational Objectives

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

  • Identify patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) through timely risk factor recognition and application of current diagnostic criteria
  • Personalize treatment regimens for patients with NTM-LD in concordance with current practice guidelines and data
  • Utilize strategies to manage treatment-related adverse effects in patients with NTM-LD

Activity Faculty

Timothy R. Aksamit, MD

Timothy R. Aksamit, MD

Consultant, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Professor, Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Navigating Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease

Supporter Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed.

Provider Statement

This activity is provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships


Planners and Managers

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RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. 


Timothy R. Aksamit, MD, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planners and Managers

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Accreditation Statement 

 In support of improving patient care, RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation

For Physicians
RMEI Medical Education, LLC 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.

For Pharmacists 
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 0.5 contact hour(s) (0.050 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

(Universal Activity Number – JA4008290-0000-23-008-H01-P)
Type of Activity: Knowledge

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points 

ABIM MOC AccreditedSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Instructions for Participation and Credit 

Method of Participation
To receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. You must score 80% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at [email protected]. 

Users must: 

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures 
  • Participate in the activity 
  • Complete the activity evaluation

To claim MOC points, users must:

  • Provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 80% on the post-test
  • MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion

There is no fee to participate. 



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Method of Participation and Request for Credit

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 

Disclaimer Statement

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

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