Halting the Vicious Vortex: Targeting Neutrophil Serine Protease Activation in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis (NCFBE)

Program Overview

In this fun and unique Escape Room educational experience, learners will test their knowledge on diagnosing, treating, and managing non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFBE) by working through a patient case scenario in a gamified approach. Learners will work to answer questions, find clues, and solve puzzles to ultimately complete the mission of managing a patient with NCFBE. Evidence- and guideline-based information will be provided throughout the escape room to reinforce diagnostic criteria, treatment regimens, and key monitoring parameters.

0.25 CE Credit(s)
Expires: May 4, 2024

Target Audience

Pulmonology, radiology, and primary care clinicians managing patients with NCFBE

Educational Objectives

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

  • Identify patient-related risk factors that should raise the clinical index of suspicion for non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFBE)
  • Utilize current criteria to readily diagnose patients with NCFBE
  • Apply conventional management approaches in patients with NCFBE
  • Analyze data supporting the role of neutrophil serine protease (NSP) in NCFBE pathophysiology and its utility as therapeutic target

Activity Faculty

Ashwin Basavaraj, MD, FCCP, ATSF

Ashwin Basavaraj, MD, FCCP, ATSF

Assistant Professor, Medicine
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Section Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Bellevue Hospital Center
Associate Director, Bronchiectasis and NTM Program
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

Supporter Statement

Supported by an educational grant from Insmed.

Provider Statement

Provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships


Planners and Managers

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. 


Ashwin Basavaraj, MD, FCCP, ATSF, has relevant financial relationships with Hill-Rom, Insmed, PhysioAssist (Advisor); Dymedso Inc., Hill-Rom, Insmed, Zambon (Consultant); Hill-Rom (Grant/Research Support).

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual 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 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points 

ABIM MOC AccreditedSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Method of Participation 

Method of Participation
To receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. You must score 80% 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.

To claim MOC points, users must:

  • Provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 80% on the post-test
  • MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion

There is no fee to participate. 



*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC. 
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card. 

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a jointly accredited provider. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.   

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

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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