Disrupting the Vicious Vortex in NCFBE: The Evolving Role of Emerging Neutrophil Agents

Program Overview

Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFBE) is a chronic debilitating pulmonary disease involving a vicious cycle of infection, inflammation, and damaged airways. Join us in-person or virtually, for this CME event where Drs. Metersky, Aksamit, and Johnson will help you to improve your NCFBE diagnostic and therapeutic skills. Learn about novel emerging treatment strategies for NCFBE, including targeting the activation of neutrophil serine proteases and neutrophilic inflammation. An experienced patient with NCFBE will share a very personal NCFBE journey and provide impactful messages for healthcare professionals. Do not miss it!

Hybrid Satellite Symposium

Register to Attend in-person or virtually


Target Audience

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

Educational Objectives

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

  • Implement current guidelines to facilitate earlier diagnosis of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NFCBE)
  • 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 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
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Margaret M. Johnson, MD

Margaret M. Johnson, MD

Professor, Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Consultant, Pulmonary Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Provider Statement

This activity is provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Supporter Statement

Supported by an educational grant from Insmed.


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