4th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate, and more importantly to contribute to the 4th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference.
Following a successful first editions in Hannover in July 2016, in Milan in July 2017 and in Washington DC in July 2018 with an average attendance of 400 researchers and clinicians, we are happy to announce that the 2020 edition will take place in Barcelona, at the University of Medicine within the Clinico Hospital from 17 to 19 December, 2020.
The WBC is the place where the latest outcomes on the diagnosis and management of Bronchiectasis are shared and discussed. Furthermore, following the increase of NTM pulmonary and extra – pulmonary morbidity and mortality, it has been decided to fully integrate NTM related topics within
the conference programme.
Considering the complex clinical picture of most of the patients affected by Bronchiectasis and NTM, large space will be given in this edition to co-morbidities. A central role would be also dedicated to the latest outcome on microbiome in pulmonary diseases as well as in the latest outcomes in clinical trials, and new available diagnostic procedures and treatments. The conference will be also the place where to discuss the International Guidelines on NTM and Bronchiectasis.
Several lectures would be reserved to latest more interesting research works from all over the World presented directly by participants, while poster sessions will help sharing effective clinical practices among attendees.
Joining forces, exchanging clinical experiences, sharing data and instruments, creating a network of active experts in the field are the main goals of the conference.
Looking forward welcoming you in Barcelona,

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Antoni TORRES   Prof. Francesco BLASI