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Key Concepts and Updates for the Diagnosis and Management of NTM-LD

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In this podcast, experts review key updates to recent guidelines on nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) regarding appropriate diagnostic criteria and management strategies.

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Nurse Practitioners: 0.25 Nursing contact hours, includes 0.25 hour of pharmacotherapy credit

Released: January 10, 2023

Expiration: January 09, 2024

No longer available for credit.



Jennifer Faber-Gerling

Jennifer Faber-Gerling, RN, MS, CNS, ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Anne O'Donnell

Anne O'Donnell, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

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Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP)

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Target Audience

NPs and PAs who care for patients with pulmonary diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply recommended assessments and tests to appropriately diagnose NTM-LD in patients

  • Summarize current guidelines for the management of NTM-LD

  • Construct individualized treatment plans for patients with NTM-LD based on disease and patient characteristics and clinical trial evidence


All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Jennifer Faber-Gerling, RN, MS, CNS, ANP-BC: consultant/advisor/speaker: Insmed.

Anne O’Donnell, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Boehringer Ingelheim, Electromed, Insmed, Paratek; researcher: Boehringer Ingelheim, Insmed, Paratek, RedHill.

Michael Jacobson, MSHS, PA-C: consultant/advisor/speaker: Inspire; individual publicly traded stocks and stock options: Inspire, Resmed.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Partners for Advancing Clinical Education, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, and the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers, do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose, except Michael Jacobson, MSHS, PA-C, as noted above.

Instructions for Credit

Learners wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:

  1. Complete the content in its entirety
  2. Relate the content material to the learning objectives
  3. Complete evaluation form 

The estimated time to complete this activity is 15 minutes.


This activity has been made available online.


The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Partners for Advancing Clinical Education, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers, or any educational supporter.


Joint Accreditation Statement
Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP). Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 0.25, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology credit


AAPA Credit Designation
Joint AccreditationPartners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until January 9, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

PA course advisor:  Michael Jacobson, MSHS, PA-C

IPCE Credit Designation

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.