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.

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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


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