Clinical Exchanges®: Optimizing Management of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease

Program Overview

The successful management of nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM-LD) remains challenging owing to the need for long-term treatment, the ongoing risks of adverse drug reactions, and the potential for nonadherence. These factors underscore the importance of specialty referral and shared decision making in the successful management of NTM-LD, as Dr. Anne O’Donnell and her patient, Brinkley, exemplify.

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Expires: December 25, 2020

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is US-based pulmonologist and infectious disease specialists.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe the current epidemiologic trends and burden posed by nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM-LD) and its treatment
  • Institute best practices for NTM-LD management with available treatment options, including proactive monitoring for adverse events and adherence to existing and new treatments
  • Effectively incorporate shared decision making into management of patients with NTM-LD

Activity Faculty


Anne E. O'Donnell, MD

Professor, Medicine
Nehemiah and Naomi Cohen Chair in Pulmonary Disease Research
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

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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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