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2022 Update on NTM Infections

Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

September 9-10, 2022
West Beach Conference Center
Kiawah Island Resort
Kiawah, SC

 

Program Overview

Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections are increasingly recognized but management decisions are complex.  This conference will review risk factors and presenting features of patients with NTM infections, current practices for their diagnosis and management, and novel areas of research.  A comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of NTM infections will be reviewed including antibiotics and their monitoring, non-pharmacologic therapy, and psychosocial aspects of disease and treatment.  Topics will also include how to advocate for the patient, how to work with an NTM center in co-management of a patient, and ongoing development of novel therapies. The program is designed for primary care, pulmonary, and infectious disease clinicians.

Conference Faculty & Agenda

The Conference Faculty & Agenda for the 2022 Update on NTM Infections can be found in the Conference Brochure

Patient & Family Session

The MUSC NTM team will come together to discuss different aspects of care ranging from diagnostic testing, treatment and monitoring, and review opportunities for advocacy and clinical research.  The MUSC NTM team consists of pulmonary and infectious disease clinicians, nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacy and psychology who work together to address the needs of those affected by NTM infections. More information can be found on the Patient and Family web page and brochure

Online Syllabus

In our efforts to “go green”, an online syllabus will be provided to all attendees. Information will be emailed to you prior to the conference so that you may download a copy. Internet connection will also be available in the meeting room.

Conference Objectives

Upon completion of this Live Activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Describe risk factors for mycobacterial infections
  • Establish a diagnosis of NTM lung disease
  • Effectively treat NTM lung disease
  • Identify patients that may benefit from surgical treatment of NTM lung disease

Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Disclosure

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any financial relationships with any ineligible companies. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any financial relationships with these ineligible companies have been mitigated by the MUSC Office of CME. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

Accreditation

The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please call the Office of CME at 843-876-1925

Registration Fees

On or Before After
6/30/2022 7/1/2022
Physicians in Practice $399 $449
Other Healthcare Specialist    $349 $399

**The registration fees are the same for in-person or virtual attendance**

The fee for in-person attendance includes tuition, breaks, online syllabus, and certificates of attendance. The fee for live streaming the meeting includes tuition, online syllabus, and certificates of attendance.

No pre-registrations will be accepted after September 2, 2022 After this date, you must contact the Office of CME at 843-876-1925 to see if space is still available.  

Please note: for virtual registrations, a minimum number of participants must register to be able to offer the virtual meeting. If this minimum is not met, you will be notified by August 26, 2022, and will be given the option to change to in-person registration or receive a full refund.

Conference Cancellation

A refund will be made upon written request prior to August 9, 2022; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after August 9, 2022. We reserve the right to cancel the conference if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties. By registering for this conference, you acknowledge and agree to this cancellation policy.

Hotel Information 

**The conference will be held at the West Beach Conference Center**

Kiawah Island Resort, just outside of Historic Charleston is drenched in southern charm and natural grace. An unforgettable coastal setting with miles of undisturbed beaches and tidal marshes, yet still a short drive to experience the city life on the Charleston Peninsula. This resort and residential community has a gracious character of its own, giving guests a unique resort experience unlike any other. Kiawah is a popular vacation destination for families, where southern hospitality is defined and a welcoming community is waiting.

The resort has activities daily for children and teens and many evenings are scheduled with fun activities for the whole family to include entertainment for all. Please check with the Kiawah Resort (843-768-2121) or visit www.kiawahresort.com for a schedule of these events. A children’s camp is also available by registering directly with the resort.

A block of 1 bedroom villas have been reserved at a rate of $185 per night. Reserve your villa before August 9, 2022 to receive the discounted rates. Please call 866-224-2612, ask for Villa Reservations and mention the “MUSC NTM Infections Conference” or group booking number 19115 to receive these lower rates. For more information on Kiawah Resort, visit their web site at www.kiawahresort.com or https://kiawahresort.com/reservation-request-musc-ntm-infections-conference/

A resort service fee of 9% per villa, per day will apply to all guest rooms utilized. The resort service fee includes on demand, on-island transportation to all resort owned venues via the existing fleet of resort vehicles, local & 800 phone calls, credit card access calls and in-room coffee.

Rates are subject to a 7% South Carolina state tax and a total of 6% local tax (subject to change). The maximum occupancy at Kiawah is two (2) adults per bedroom. Children under the age of 18, when accompanied by an adult and staying in the same room, are free of charge.

Conference Registration

Please use ONE of these methods to register.  Do not mail if previously faxed or telephoned.

  1. Online Registration Portal
  2. Mail registration form with check made out to “Medical University of South Carolina” or credit card information to:      
    MUSC Office of CME     
    96 Jonathan Lucas Street, HE221A, MSC 754      
    Charleston, SC 29425
  3. Call the CME Office to register (credit card payment only) at (843) 876-1925
  4. Fax registration form (credit card payment only) to (843) 876-1931
  5. Email registration form to cmeoffice@musc.edu

Pandemic Uncertainty

The lack of certainty about the future trajectory of the pandemic makes it difficult to make an informed decision about almost everything.  With this in mind, we have listed some key points to consider as you decide between the in-person registration and the virtual registration:

While masks are currently* not required, we encourage the use of masks for individuals at risk of complications from COVID-19, including older adults and individuals who are immunocompromised or who have pre-existing conditions. If a mask is worn, it should fit well around the nose and mouth. Cloth masks are not recommended unless they are covering a surgical mask underneath.

We will not be offering COVID testing onsite at the conference. If you are traveling internationally, please refer to the CDC Requirements for International Travelers prior to making your arrangements. For everyone flying to Charleston, we suggest purchasing travel insurance in the event your trip is cancelled.