Reflections on Our Physician/Patient Conference

We’re excited to announce that our 2019 NTM & Bronchiectasis Physician/Patient Conference will take place on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center!

Our continuing education-accredited conference is a groundbreaking opportunity for health care providers, researchers, patients, families, and caregivers to learn about the latest advances in research, treatment, and care from leaders in the field of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease.

Our 2018 conference in La Jolla, CA welcomed more than 250 attendees for dynamic opportunities in education and networking. The continued growth in attendance at this event highlights the great need for accurate and timely information about NTM research and treatment, and coping strategies. It also demonstrates the invaluable benefit that individuals and patients affected by nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease receive from connecting with each other.

Twelve speakers and eight panelists spoke on a variety of topics including The Art & Science of Treating NTM Lung Disease, Addressing Mental Health Issues, and the Benefits of Adjunct and Other Therapies. Other sessions offered an overview and update on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of NTM lung disease and bronchiectasis. To view the videos of the day’s sessions, click here for our YouTube Channel.

New this year, we offered a poster session to enrich the attendee experience. Attendees were able to learn about the latest research, industry and clinical findings presented directly by researchers and industry leaders. Alongside the poster session, and expanded exhibit hall was introduced to learn more about the latest products.

The evening before the conference, NTMir hosted its first Support Group leader training workshop, which was attended by 13 support group leaders from around the country and Australia. NTMir is committed to providing support to the NTM community as peer support is a vital part of dealing with any serious health condition.

Did you know that the actual per person cost of hosting the conference is more than $300? We are so grateful to our corporate sponsors for helping NTMir offer free registration to the conference and provide scholarships to 17 patients who would otherwise be unable to attend. In particular, we acknowledge the tremendous support of our Premier Sponsors, Insmed, Inc. and Aradigm. Thank you as well to AIT Therapeutics, International Biophysics, Grifols, Maxor Specialty Pharmacy, RespirTech/Philips, and Electromed.

NTMir would like to thank all who attended, those who volunteered, and those who presented. Our NTM community is stronger because of your commitment.

Be sure to save the date for next year – May 17, 2019 in Dallas! We will update this page as registration opens. We look forward to seeing you there!