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MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX INFECTIONS: Diagnosis and Treatment of a Growing Health Threat (Regional)


A CME/ABIM MOC Activity

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DATES AND TIMES
Thursday, December 8, 2022   
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET (6:30 - 7:30 PM CT / 4:30 - 5:30 PM PT)

AGENDA

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Current NTM-MAC Diagnostic Criteria
  • Current and Emerging Therapies for NTM-MAC Infection
  • Q&A Session and Activity Roundup

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections caused by Mycobacterium avium complex (NTM-MAC) have increased dramatically in recent decades, while the 5-year survival of patients with NTM-MAC infections remains similar to that of patients with lung cancer. Diagnoses are often delayed due to the nonspecific presentation of NTM-MAC and radiological findings that overlap with other pulmonary diseases. NTM-MAC treatment is also difficult with the use of multiple antibiotic regimens and frequency of refractory disease. In recent years, the availability of amikacin liposome inhalation suspension (ALIS) has provided another option for patients with NTM-MAC who do not achieve a negative sputum culture after a minimum of six consecutive months of a multidrug regimen therapy.

This activity, Management Strategies for Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment of a Growing Health Threat” will provide pulmonologists with expert-led discussions of guideline-based diagnosis and treatment of NTM to improve clinician skill in identifying early clinical signs of NTM-MAC, diagnosis, treatment selection, and effective communication with patients regarding NTM-MAC management

STEERING COMMITTEE
   Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD
   Professor of Medicine
   Division Director for Clinical and Academic Affairs
   Program Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship
   Co-Director, NYU Bronchiectasis and NTM Program
   Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
   NYU Grossman School of Medicine
   New York, NY

   Charles L. Daley, MD
   Professor of Medicine
   Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
   Department of Medicine
   National Jewish Health
   Denver, CO





TARGET AUDIENCE

The intended audience for this educational initiative includes pulmonologists and other clinicians who manage patients with NTM-MAC infections.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Identify clinical features that raise the suspicion of NTM-MAC infection
  • Diagnose NTM-MAC based on current evidence-based diagnostic criteria
  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy of current and emerging therapies for NTM-MAC
  • Integrate guideline-based NTM-MAC therapies into treatment regimens based on current evidence
  • Communicate effectively with patients regarding NTM-MAC treatment selection, expectations of treatment, side effects, monitoring strategies, and treatment adherence

PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live/enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please email contact@potomacme.org.

ABIM MOC RECOGNITION STATEMENT
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other relevant professional organizations, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.

All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education are required to disclose to PCME all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by PCME in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of the activity is vetted by PCME to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships will be mitigated by PCME.

Disclosure and mitigation information will be made known to the participants prior to the start of the activity.

FDA DISCLOSURE
The contents of some CME/CE activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

SYSTEM CHECK
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HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
WINDOWS

  • 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
  • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)
MAC OS
  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
  • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)
MOBILE
  • The Adobe Connect app for iOS and Android requires Adobe Connect Server version 8.2 or later
  • Some features may not be enabled in all Adobe Connect meetings if one is using an Adobe Connect Server older than version 9.4.2 (required for Custom pods)
  • Google Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple iOS: iOS 8.1.2 or later

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
DSL/cable (wired connection recommended)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND OBTAINING CME CREDIT AND MOC POINTS
There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME/MOC activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 70% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is one hour. To receive a certificate, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participants are allowed to take the post-test multiple times.

Jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe.         
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This activity is supported by an Educational Grant from Insmed.

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