2021 NTM Lecture Series for Providers (Online)

2021 NTM Lecture Series for Providers (Online)

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Denver, Colorado
For more information, please contact:
The Office of Professional Education
at National Jewish Health

Register below to access the recorded virtual sessions and earn CME/CE credit. These recordings will be available until March 31, 2022. Payment is required to access the content.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact The Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health at ProEd@NJHealth.org.


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. During the live virtual program, we had experts from across the country here to discuss this growing medical challenge.  

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 Register:

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).

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. 


  • 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

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

The live event took place online on November 3-5, 2021, and followed this agenda. All educational sessions and workshops are now available online through March 31, 2022. Please register to view and earn CME/CNE credit.


*All times are in MT

 Download the agenda here  

Wednesday, November 3rd                

4:15 – 4:30 pm            Introduction                                                          Shannon Kasperbauer, MD
4:30 – 4:50 pm            Patient’s Perspective from the NTMir                 Amy Leitman, JD
4:50 – 5:35 pm            Epidemiology of NTM                                            Rebecca Prevots, PhD
5:35 – 5:45 pm            Break
5:45 – 6:30 pm            Environmental Sources of NTM                           Jennifer Honda, PhD
6:30 – 7:15 pm            Genomic Approaches to Investigate                   Michael Strong, PhD
                                      Nontuberculous Mycobacteria          

Thursday, November 4th  

4:15 – 4:30 pm            Introduction                                                         Charles Daley, MD
4:30 – 5:15 pm            Host Susceptibility                                                 Ed Chan, MD
5:15 – 5:45 pm            Challenging Cases (part 1)                                    Shannon Kasperbauer, MD
5:45 – 6:00 pm            Break  
6:00 – 6:45 pm            Mycobacterial lab                                                  Reeti Khare, PhD
6:45 – 7:30 pm            Radiologic Evaluation of Pulmonary                  Tilman Koelsch, MD
                                      NTM Infections       

Friday, November 5th  

7:45 – 8:00 am            Introduction                                                           Shannon Kasperbauer, MD
8:00 – 8:30 am            Challenging Cases (part 2)                                     Shannon Kasperbauer, MD
8:30 – 9:30 am            Treatment of Slow Growing Mycobacteria         David Griffith, MD
9:30 – 10:30 am          Treatment of Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria    Charles Daley, MD
10:30 – 10:45 am        Break
10:45 – 11:30 am        Drug Side Effects                                                    Gwen Huitt, MD, MS
11:30 – 12:15 pm        Surgical Management                                            John Mitchell, MD
12:15 – 1:00 pm          Lunch      
1:00 – 1:45 pm            Emerging therapies in NTM                                   Keira Cohen, MD
                                      Pulmonary Disease

1:45 – 2:30 pm            Bronchiectasis                                                         Steve Lommatzsch, MD
2:30 – 2:45 pm            Break
2:45 – 3:30 pm            Cystic Fibrosis Related NTM Infections                Stacey Martiniano, MD
3:30 – 4:15 pm            Extrapulmonary NTM                                              Jared Eddy, MD

Registration Fee ($199)

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If you are having problems registering, please call 800.844.2305 or 303.398.1000 or email ProEd@njhealth.org.​

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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 13.0 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 13.0 contact hours.


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