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NTM Patient and Family Session

2022 Update on NTM Infections Patient and Family Session

September 9, 2022

West Beach Conference Center
Kiawah Island Golf Resort



The MUSC NTM team will come together to discuss different aspects of care ranging from diagnostic testing, treatment andmonitoring, and review opportunities for advocacy and clinical research. The MUSC NTM team consists of pulmonary andinfectious disease clinicians, nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacy and psychology who work together to address the needs ofthose affected by NTM infections. CME credit is not offered for the NTM Patient and Family Session.



Patrick Flume, M.D.
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina


Wayne Barfield, RT
Respiratory Therapist II
Therapeutic & Professional Support Services

Wendy Bullington, PharmD
Adjunct Associate Professor
MUSC College of Pharmacy

Lillian Christon, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Susan Dorman, M.D.
Department of Medicine

Sue Gray, MSN, RN
Adult CF & NTM Program Coordinator
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine

Christina Mingora, M.D.
Clinical Instructor
Associate Director Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine



2:00pm Welcome and introductions,
Patrick Flume, M.D.

2:10 Defining NTM lung disease,
Patrick Flume, M.D.

2:15 Mycobacteria & the Environment,
Susan Dorman, M.D

2:25 Non-Pharmacologic Therapies,
Wayne Barfield, RT & Christina Mingora, M.D.

2:55 Antibiotic Treatment of NTM Lung Disease,
Patrick Flume, M.D

3:15 Drug Toxicity and Monitoring,
Wendy Bullington, PharmD

3:35 Emotional Wellness and Quality of Life While Living with NTM,
Lillian Christon, PhD

3:55 What is in the Drug Pipeline?
Susan Dorman, M.D.

4:15 Patient Advocacy,
Sue Gray, RN

4:35 Panel Q&A

5:00 Adjourn


**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 withmiles of undisturbed beaches and tidal marshes, yet still a short drive to experience the city life on the Charleston Peninsula. This resort andresidential community has a gracious character of its own, giving guests a unique resort experience unlike any other. Kiawah is a popular vacationdestination 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 entertainmentfor all. Please check with the Kiawah Resort (843-768-2121) or visit for a schedule of these events. A children’scamp 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 discountedrates. 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

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 transportationto 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) adultsper bedroom. Children under the age of 18, when accompanied by an adult and staying in the same room, are free of charge.


**There is no fee to register for the NTM Patient and Family Session**

Please use ONE of these methods to register.

1. Mail registration form to:MUSC Office of CME
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, HE221A, MSC 754
Charleston, SC 29425

2. Email/Scan completed registration form to

3. Complete registration through the Online Registration Portal