2021 NTM Lecture Series for Providers

2021 NTM Lecture Series for Providers

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Molly Blank Conference Center 1400 Jackson Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
For more information, please contact:
The Office of Professional Education
at National Jewish Health
303.398.1000
800.844.2305

Purpose:

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous in our environment.  The clinical manifestations include but are not limited to chronic pulmonary infection, lymphadenitis, disseminated disease or skin and soft tissue infection.  As we watch the incidence of tuberculosis drop to historically low numbers, the rates of infection due to NTM are increasing.  

These infections are under recognized and cause significant morbidity and mortality.  Treatment options are arduous but with the right tools, patients will improve clinically.  We will have experts from across the country here to discuss this growing medical challenge.  Come join us for an invaluable educational experience.

National Jewish Health has a 120-year history as the leading respiratory hospital in the nation and is the only hospital devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses.

 

Who Should Attend:

Family physicians and internal medicine physicians, along with pulmonologists, infectious disease physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, and other health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM).

 


For Patients:

Please let your patients know about the NTM Lecture Series for Patients and Families on Saturday, November 6, 2021. For information about this event, go to njhealth.org/2021NTMPatients or email Lauren Rieck at rieckl@njhealth.org for more information.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  1. Recognize the incidence and distribution of NTM disease. 

  2. Identify the clinical manifestations of NTM disease. 

  3. Identify and differentiate the various types of NTM infections. 

  4. Describe the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of NTM infections. 


Topics*:

  • Patient’s Perspective from the NTMir
  • Epidemiology of NTM
  • Environmental Sources of NTM
  • Genomic Approaches to Investigate Nontuberculous Mycobacteria    
  • Host Susceptibility
  • Challenging Cases
  • Mycobacterial lab
  • Radiologic Evaluation of Pulmonary NTM Infections
  • Treatment of Slow Growing Mycobacteria
  • Treatment of Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria
  • Surgical Management
  • Emerging therapies in NTM Pulmonary Disease
  • Drug Side Effects
  • Bronchiectasis 
  • Cystic Fibrosis Related NTM Infections
  • Extrapulmonary NTM

* Topics may change slightly as the agenda is finalized.
 

Conference Co-Chairs:

Charles Daley, MD
Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections 
Professor of Medicine National Jewish Health
University of Colorado Denver

Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections 
National Jewish Health 
University of Colorado Denver

PLEASE NOTE: We have converted the series to a virtual-only format. Please email us at proed@njhealth.org with any questions.

 

Dates

November 4, 2021, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. through November 5, 2021, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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Topics*:

  • Patient’s Perspective from the NTMir
  • Epidemiology of NTM
  • Environmental Sources of NTM
  • Genomic Approaches to Investigate Nontuberculous Mycobacteria    
  • Host Susceptibility
  • Challenging Cases
  • Mycobacterial lab
  • Radiologic Evaluation of Pulmonary NTM Infections
  • Treatment of Slow Growing Mycobacteria
  • Treatment of Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria
  • Surgical Management
  • Emerging therapies in NTM Pulmonary Disease
  • Drug Side Effects
  • Bronchiectasis 
  • Cystic Fibrosis Related NTM Infections
  • Extrapulmonary NTM

* Topics may change slightly as the agenda is finalized.

Registration Fees

  • ​MDs, DOs - $550

  • NPs, PAs, RPhs, RNs and other Allied Health Professionals - $450

  • Employee Rate (NJH and SJH). Please email Lauren Rieck at rieckl@njhealth.org for more information.

To pay now, please fill out the registration form below. Please select the payment option under the Fees section that corresponds with your choice to attend in-person or virtual.

To make payment arrangements, please contact ProEd@njhealth.org.
 
If you are having problems registering, please call 800.844.2305 or 303.398.1000 or email ProEd@njhealth.org.​



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$550.00

For other payment arrangements, please contact ProEd@njhealth.org.

Accreditation & Designation* Statements

Physicians:  National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registered Nurses: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12724, for 13.5 contact hours.

Credit hours are subject to change slightly dependent upon finalization of the agenda.

 

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