Return to all articles Event Alert: Bronchiectasis and NTM Town Hall Teleconference Posted on October 24, 2017 | 12 Likes The COPD Foundation is excited to announce that we will be convening a 2-part town hall teleconference series about bronchiectasis and NTM. The first town hall teleconference is titled Bronchiectasis and NTM 101: The Basics and will be convened on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST. This town hall teleconference will provide an opportunity for community members to learn the basics about bronchiectasis and NTM, as explained by expert speaker Dr. Kevin Winthrop of Oregon Health and Science University. The event will allow also for the opportunity for community members to ask Dr. Winthrop questions about bronchiectasis and/or NTM. Topics to be covered during this event are listed in the agenda below. We're looking forward to having you join us on our first-ever Bronchiectasis and NTM Town Hall Teleconference. Please register for the event here and mark your calendars accordingly! Bronchiectasis and NTM 101: The Basics 1:00 – 1:05 pm Welcome and Introduction COPD Foundation 1:05 – 1:20 pm An Overview of Bronchiectasis and NTM Kevin Winthrop, MD - What are bronchiectasis and NTM? How do they relate? - What causes these conditions? - What are common symptoms of these conditions? 1:20-1:30 pm Questions and Answers 1:30-1:45 pm An Overview of Bronchiectasis and NTM cont’d – Kevin Winthrop, MD - How are these conditions diagnosed? - How are these conditions treated? - What resources are available for patients? 1:45-1:55 pm Questions and Answers 1:55-2:00 pm Closing Remarks – COPD Foundation The second part of this town hall teleconference series will take a more in-depth dive into bronchiectasis and NTM and will be convened in early 2018. More details to come soon!