Register today for the 2019 Physician/Patient Conference!

Registration is now open for the 2019 Physician/Patient Conference!

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and NTM Info & Research invite you to attend the 2019 NTM & Bronchiectasis Physician/Patient Conference on Friday, May 17, 2018 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, just minutes away from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. (View the conference agenda.)

Click here to register for the conference.

A limited number of patient scholarships are available. Click here for more information.

Our continuing medical education-accredited conference is a groundbreaking opportunity for patients and their family members or caregivers, health care providers, researchers, and industry to learn about the latest advances in NTM research and treatment, and strategies to help patients manage their illness.

This conference is designed for patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease, bronchiectasis, and related comorbidities, as well as health care professionals who treat these patients including pulmonologists, infectious disease and critical care specialists, primary care specialists, respiratory therapists, nurses, physician assistants, registered dieticians, mental health providers, and other health care providers wishing to work more effectively with their patients and increase their understanding of these diseases.


  • Updates on the evaluation and management of NTM and bronchiectasis
  • Considerations of the laboratory in diagnostics and treatment
  • Highlights of adjunct therapies
  • Updates on epidemiology of NTM and bronchiectasis
  • A patient panel discussion
  • An industry panel discussion
  • Exhibit hall and poster session

The target audience for this conference includes patients and caregivers, pulmonary and infectious disease specialists, fellows, and physician assistants, as well as healthcare practitioners in the fields of allergy and immunology, critical care and hospital medicine, epidemiology, family practice and internal medicine, gastroenterology, radiology, rheumatology, respiratory therapy, nutrition, and mental health.

Registration fees are:

  • $25 for patients and caregivers or family members, representatives from patient advocacy organizations, or medical students.
  • $50 for providers (including residents and fellows), researchers, industry, and others.

Registration for the conference includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and conference materials for the day.

Refund Policy: No refunds after April 14, 2019.

Click here to register for the conference!

A limited number of patient scholarships are available. If you would like to apply for a patient scholarship, please click here to download the application and instructions.

Location and Accommodations

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, TX 76051

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the special discounted rate of $209 single/double (room rate plus resort fee; does not include applicable state and local taxes) for attendees of the conference. Discounted rates apply until the reservation deadline of Tuesday, April 16, 2019 or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first. We encourage you to make your reservation early. You may book directly online at If booking by phone, call toll-free 877-491-5138 and reference the NTM Patient Physician Education Conference to obtain the group rate.

Please note: To receive the discounted group rate, lodging must be booked directly with the hotel.

By staying at the host hotel, you help NTM Info & Research meet its contractual obligations and keep registration costs low. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decision.

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

For information on exhibit rates and sponsorship opportunities, click here or contact Tracey Sperry at

For information on submitting an abstract, click here.

Accreditation: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.