World Bronchiectasis Conference – Patient Session

Course Description

We cordially invite you to attend the 3rd World Bronchiectasis Conference Patient Session at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on July 14, 2018.  The conference is a focused, cutting-edge gathering of the country’s experts on bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial lung infections.

Bronchiectasis patients and their family are key partners in managing their personal healthcare. Understanding the latest therapies available for treatment of bronchiectasis is crucial to empowering families and patients to advocate for themselves regarding best treatment options and management of their condition.

This program will navigate the management and treatment options available for bronchiectasis patients. The meeting will include both educational and interactive sessions led by experts from across the country. Additionally, the program will include ample time for questions and discussion.


12:00 PM Patient Session Registration*
1:00 PM Overview of Bronchiectasis and NTM Pamela McShane, MD
1:30 PM Why Do I Need Airway Clearance and Rehab? M. Leigh Anne Daniels, MD, MPH
2:00 PM What Can I Do About My Environment? Anne E. O’Donnell, MD
2:30 PM Break Timothy R. Aksamit, MD
2:45 PM I Have NTM Infection (MAC/M.Abscessus): What are My Options? Julie Philley, MD
3:15 PM I Have Pseudomonas Infection: What Are My Options? Gregory Tino, MD
3:45 PM Panel Discussion
    Topics Include:
  • Finding physician expertise in my community
  • Pulmonary and ID interaction
  • Nutrition
  • Dealing with the laboratory
  • Obtaining appropriate medications
Chris Heuple
Shannon Kasperbauer, MD
Isabelle LeClerc, RN
Kenneth Olivier, MD
Kevin O’Neil, MD

Registration Information

Patient or Family Member: $25


Healthcare providers who wish to attend the patient session should register for the full World Bronchiectasis Conference. For more information, please visit