Disrupting the Vicious Vortex in NCFBE: The Evolving Role of Emerging Neutrophil Agents: A Care Team Forum®

Program Overview

Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFBE) is a chronic pulmonary disease that can compromise lung function and patient quality of life. The diagnosis of NCFBE is frequently missed, with the hallmark symptom of chronic cough being overlooked by healthcare professionals or attributed to other factors.
In this CME activity, you will learn about the vicious vortex of NCFBE that includes infection, inflammation, and damaged airways. Pulmonary experts share clinical pearls for improving your NCFBE diagnostic and therapeutic skills. Hear first-hand from an experienced patient with NCFBE who describes his personal journey and provides impactful advice for healthcare professionals. Do not miss this opportunity to explore exciting novel emerging treatment strategies for NCFBE, including targeting the activation of neutrophil serine proteases and neutrophilic inflammation.

1.0 CE Credit(s)
Expires: June 29, 2024

Target Audience

Pulmonary clinicians and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFBE).

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Implement current guidelines to facilitate earlier diagnosis of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFBE)
  • Utilize contemporary management strategies to improve outcomes and QoL in patients with NCFBE
  • Analyze the role of neutrophil serine proteases (NSPs) in the underlying pathophysiology and potential treatment of NCFBE

Activity Faculty


Mark L. Metersky, MD (Chair)

Professor, Medicine
Associate Chief of Service, Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Director, Center for Bronchiectasis Care
UConn Health
Farmington, CT

Timothy R. Aksamit, MD

Timothy R. Aksamit, MD

Consultant, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Professor, Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Margaret M. Johnson, MD

Margaret M. Johnson, MD

Professor, Medicine
Dean of Education
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Jacksonville, FL

Supporter Statement

Supported by an educational grant from Insmed.

Provider Statement

Provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. 


Mark L. Metersky, MD, has relevant financial relationships with Boehringer-Ingelheim, Insmed, Tactile Medical, Zambon (Consultant); AN2, Insmed, Renovion (Other: Data Safety Monitoring Board).

Timothy R. Aksamit, MD, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Margaret M. Johnson, MD, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Patient participating in this activity has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies. 

Planners and Managers

RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation

Physician Continuing Medical Education 
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at [email protected]. 

Users must: 

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures 
  • Participate in the activity 
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attest to credit

There is no fee to participate. 



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No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card. 

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 

Disclaimer Statement

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

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