Event Alert: Second Town Hall Teleconference: A Dive into Bronchiectasis and NTM

Posted on February 06, 2018   |   
Author: Gretchen   |   
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We are excited to announce the second part of our two-part town hall teleconference series: A Dive into Bronchiectasis and NTM. This town hall event will take place via teleconference (no visual portion) on Monday, March 5th from 2pm to 3pm EST. Expert speaker, Dr. Tim Aksamit of the Mayo Clinic will take a dive into bronchiectasis and NTM by covering the topics listed in the agenda below. This event is free, but registration is required to participate. Please click here to register for the event and mark your calendars accordingly! You will receive the dial-in details upon submission of the registration form.

A Dive into Bronchiectasis and NTM

2:00 – 2:05 pm    Welcome and Introduction – COPD Foundation

2:05 – 2:20 pm    Exacerbations – Tim Aksamit, MD

· The vicious cycle of bronchiectasis

o Heterogeneous causes, chronic disease

· What is an exacerbation?

· Treatment of acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis

· Preventing exacerbations

o Pulmonary hygiene/airway clearance/exercise

o Pulmonary rehabilitation

o Vaccines

2:20 – 2:30 pm Questions and Answers

2:30 – 2:45 pm NTM and Comorbidities – Tim Aksamit, MD

· Environmental reservoirs of NTM: soil and water

· Treatment of NTM lung infections- overview

o Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

o Mycobacterium Abscessus

o Mixed NTM infection

o Other NTM

· Comorbid issues: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), sinus disease, other

· Research and involvement

2:45 – 2:55 pm Questions and Answers

2:55 – 3:00 pm Closing Remarks – COPD Foundation



 

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  • I'm so excited for this! The agenda looks great and I have not yet heard Dr. Aksamit speak.
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  • Hello! I am looking forward to the 2nd town hall meeting. Dr. Askamit is a great person as well as a great NTM/Bronchiectasis expert.

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  • This is fantastic news! The first town hall meeting was so well done with great information - I am really looking forward to our next on March 5th, thank you!
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  • Von
    Looking forward to the teletownhall. Love the subjects up for discussion! Can't wait!
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