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

Posted on February 06, 2018   |   
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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.
  • 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.

  • 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!
  • Von
    Looking forward to the teletownhall. Love the subjects up for discussion! Can't wait!
  • DDW
    I am so in need of info re:Bronchiectasis; really looking forward to this!!
  • Will this teleconference address the pediatric population affected with Non-cf Bronchiectasis? I know the last one was geared more towards the older population, which was great, but we would be very grateful if the they could involve the pediatric population.
  • Dr. Tim Aksamit is a respected expert in NTM and Bronchiectasis at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. He is a very caring doctor and his patient experience informs his speaking. He is an excellent choice and will be well worth listening in and/or participating.

    Betsy G.
    • Betsy,
      I wholeheartedly agree. This presentation will be worthwhile.
      He surely knows NTM.
  • Betsy G: I could not agree more! He's excellent!

    She_looks_normal: we will not be covering pediatric bronchiectasis during this teleconference as Dr. Aksamit's area of expertise is with adults, but we will keep this under consideration for future events.
    • Thank you so much. I know there are a lot of families out there looking for any and all the knowledge we can for our children.
  • I am very happy that we are having another town hall meeting.
  • I am very appreciative of this opportunity to become more informed. Dr Askamit is highly regarded. Thank you.
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