World Bronchiectasis Day – July 1st

World Bronchiectasis Day

World Bronchiectasis Day is held annually on the first of July. Each year, organizers from around the world coordinate activities to increase awareness for bronchiectasis in hopes of identifying the many undiagnosed patients living with bronchiectasis. World Bronchiectasis Day is organized by an international planning committee co-chaired by Tim Aksamit, MD, Medical Director of Bronchiectasis and NTM 360 at the COPD Foundation, and Professor James Chalmers, MBChB, PhD, EMBARC Chair and British Lung Foundation Chair of Respiratory Research, University of Dundee. The global planning committee comprises patient advocates, representatives from collaborating global patient advocacy organizations and professional societies (listed below), and leading experts. Its aim is to raise global awareness, share knowledge, and discuss ways to reduce the burden of bronchiectasis for patients and their families worldwide.

International World Bronchiectasis Day Partners are:

Bronchiectasis and NTM 360

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Bronchiectasis and NTM Research Registry

European Lung Foundation

American Lung Association


The Japanese Respiratory Society

Chinese Thoracic Society

Global Allergy & Airways Patient Platform

Indian Chest Society



South African Thoracic Society

USCOPD Coalition

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Cystic Fibrosis