Registration Now Open for 2018 Conference!

We hope to see you at the 2018 NTM & Bronchiectasis Physician/Patient Conference, to be held on May 17, 2018 at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel in La Jolla, CA. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

Health care professionals and industry, click here to register for the conference.

Patients and their guests, click here to register for the conference.

To book a room at the Estancia La Jolla, click here.

This course will provide an overview and update on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, and treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease and bronchiectasis. It will provide a forum to increase awareness of these conditions and advances in treatment options in order to improve patient care.

This course is designed for health care professionals who treat patients with bronchiectasis, nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease, and related comorbidities, including pulmonologists, infectious disease and critical care specialists, primary care specialists, respiratory therapists, nurses, physician assistants, registered dieticians, mental health providers, and other health care providers wishing to work more effectively with their patients and increase their understanding of their diseases, as well as patients and their caregivers.

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

  • Describe the recommended treatment guidelines for the most common NTM lung infections
  • Describe some of the reasons that a minority of prescribed regimens in the US follow the recommended ATS/IDSA guidelines
  • Describe the basics of the treatment of Bronchiectasis

To view the conference agenda, click here.

To view the list of faculty and planning committee, click here.

It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development, and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest; 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest; and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off-label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and NTM Info & Research. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency: This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website (cme.ucsd.edu).