A Dive Into Bronchiectasis and NTM Town Hall Teleconference Recording
Posted on March 26, 2018 |
A Dive into Bronchiectasis and NTM Town Hall Teleconference Recording
We hope you were able to join us for our March 2018 A Dive into Bronchiectasis and NTM 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. Tim Aksamit offered an overview of bronchiectasis exacerbations, including the treatment and prevention of exacerbations. He also covered environmental factors associated with NTM and the treatment of NTM lung infections, along with other comorbidities of bronchiectasis. There were two live question and answer sessions during the call comprising more than one-third of the hour.
Tim Aksamit, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Tim Aksamit is a consultant and associate professor in the pulmonary disease and critical care medicine division of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Dr. Aksamit received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL; medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and medical training in internal medicine as well as pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Iowa in Iowa City where he also was a chief resident. Additional research was completed at Hammersmith Hospital in London, U.K. Prior to joining the staff at Mayo Clinic in 1998 he was in private practice in Madison, WI. He has also previously served as the director of the medical intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Aksamit’s research and clinical interests have focused on mycobacterial disease and bronchiectasis. He has co-authored a previous international statement by the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Disease Society of America on the diagnosis and treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial disease as well as collaborated as an investigator on a number of multicenter clinical trials involving mycobacterial disease and bronchiectasis. Dr. Aksamit has assisted in the development and implementation of a collaborative tuberculosis clinic project between Mayo Clinic and the Olmsted County Public Health Department and has served as the medical director since its inception in 2001. He currently serves as chair of the U.S. Bronchiectasis and NTM Research Registry. Other positions held include chair of the State of Minnesota Tuberculous Advisory Committee as well as director of the Mayo Mycobacterial and Bronchiectasis Clinic.
The COPD Foundation would like to thank Dr. Aksamit for his participation in this 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.