Bronchiectasis and NTM 101 Town Hall Recording

Posted on December 28, 2017   |   
Author: Gretchen   |   
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Bronchiectasis and NTM 101 Town Hall Recording

We hope you were able to join us for our December 2017 Bronchiectasis and NTM 101: The Basics Town Hall Teleconference. We are pleased to offer you the full recording from this event. The recording is free and can be accessed at any time.

During the 60-minute teleconference, expert speaker Dr. Kevin Winthrop offered an overview of bronchiectasis and NTM- what are these conditions and how do they relate to one another? What causes them? What are common symptoms of both conditions? He then discussed diagnosis and treatment in detail. There were two live question and answer sessions during the call comprising more than one-third of the hour.

More About Your Expert Speaker

Kevin Winthrop
Dr. Kevin Winthrop

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA

Kevin L. Winthrop is a Professor of Public Health and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and Ophthalmology at the School of Public Health and School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR, USA.

Dr. Winthrop received his undergraduate degree in biology from Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA and his medical degree from OHSU. He completed his internal medicine residency training at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR. He completed an infectious disease epidemiology fellowship at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2003, Dr. Winthrop was conferred a masters in public health from the University of California, Berkley, CA, USA. In 2006, Dr. Winthrop returned to OHSU as Assistant Professor before progressing to his current appointment in 2012.

A former infectious disease epidemiologist in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the CDC, Dr. Winthrop has co-authored more than 170 publications, many regarding the epidemiologic and clinical aspects of opportunistic infections associated with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, particularly those related to biologic immunosuppressive therapies.

Dr. Winthrop is widely sought for his expertise; he has served as a primary or senior investigator in many clinical or epidemiologic studies in these fields and has collaborated closely with the rheumatology community in the evaluation and prevention of opportunistic infections in that setting. In addition, he is also member of the graduate faculty at OHSU where he mentors public health students, medical students, and physicians in post-graduate training. At OHSU, he directs a national referral center for chronic chest infections and serves as the medical consultant to the state of Oregon's tuberculosis control program.

The COPD Foundation would like to thank Dr. Winthrop for his participation in this first-ever Bronchiectasis and NTM Town Hall. Stay tuned for information on upcoming events!

To access the free recording, click here.

This activity was made possible by a generous grant from Insmed Incorporated.


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  • Gretchen,
    Thank you so much for posting this valuable information.
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