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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria & Bronchiectasis Spotlight

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The Spotlight consists of five sessions covering topics including the latest updates on guidelines for treating nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease; the diagnostic work-up for noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB); key pharmacological and nonpharmacological management options; gender differences in lung disease, including NCFB; and the management of geriatric patients with NCFB.

Supported in part by an educational grant from Insmed.

Course Objectives

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the common etiology and initial work up of non-CF bronchiectasis.
  2. Review the efficacy of airway clearance for the treatment of bronchiectasis.
  3. Review the data on gender differences in the pathophysiology and presentation of the most common airway diseases, namely asthma, COPD, and non-CF bronchiectasis.
  4. Describe the natural history of lung aging.

Item Number: 7207.68

Mariam Louis, MD, MSc, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
University of Florida, Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

Vandana K. Seeram, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
University of Florida Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

Nauman A. Chaudary, MBBS, FCCP
Professor of Medicine Director of Adult CF Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Navitha Ramesh, MD, MBBS, FCCP
ICU Medical Director
UPMC Williamsport
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Leah J. Witt, MD
Assistant Professor
Geriatrics & Pulmonary Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Charles A. Austin, MD
Clinical Instructor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Rekha Vij, MD
Clinical Associate of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Anand S. Iyer, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Adam J. Shapiro, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Muhammad Adrish, MBA, FCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Bronx Care Health System
Bronx, New York

Anas Hadeh, MD, FCCP
Staff Physician
Cleveland Clinic, Florida
Weston, Florida

Anne E. O’Donnell, MD, FCCP
Division Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Pamela J. McShane, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Ashwin Basavaraj, MD, ATSF, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Section Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Bellevue Hospital
Associate Director, NYU Bronchiectasis Program
New York, New York

Maeve P. Smith, MD, MBChB, FRCPE
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada

William Richter, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Kevin M. O’Neil, MD, MHA, FCCP
Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician
Wilmington Health
Wilmington, North Carolina

Julie V. Philley, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center
Tyler, Texas

Kevin L. Winthrop, MD, MPH
Professor, School of Public Health
Divisions of Infectious Diseases
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

CME/CE Claim Instructions
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria & Bronchiectasis Spotlight

To complete the CME Activity Evaluation for Nontuberculous Mycobacteria & Bronchiectasis Spotlight, claim CME/CE credits, and download CME/CE certificates and certificates of attendance (COA), please see the instructions below. You must complete your evaluation and download your certificate prior to the product expiration date.

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Physician Credit

The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 5.25 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 5.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 5.25 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 points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.


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