This CME activity is derived from content presented at the 2018 Eastern Pulmonary Conference in Palm Springs, FL. Dr. Sebastian Kurz addresses the care of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial lung disease patients. He reviews the diagnostic strategies and guidelines as well as the current and emerging data in the field. These analyses will allow physicians to enhance their care of NTM patients by providing them with the most up-to-date treatment options.
Pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, respiratory specialists, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with NTM lung disease.
1. Identify risk factors for NTM lung disease
2. Review diagnostic strategies and evidence-‐based guidelines for NTM lung disease
3. Examine current and emerging data on NTM lung disease, including inhaled therapies
4. Implement effective individualized management strategies based on patient factors, disease severity, and clinical burden to improve outcomes in patients with NTM lung disease
Sebastian Kurz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CNE activity:
|Faculty||Relationship Identified With:|
|Sebastian Kurz, MD||Nothing to disclose.|
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Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Emma Boring; and Nicole Brestowski hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
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This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Insmed, Inc.
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