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Due to Covid-19 the conference has been postponed from 2 – 4 July 2020 to 17 – 19 December 2020

Dear Faculty Member, dear Abstract Submitter, dear Participant, dear Partner,

As you know even too well, the global pandemic of the Coronavirus is changing our lives and impacting the way we were used to travel, learn, meet and exchange.

In this context, we have been informed by the University of Medicine of Barcelona that, due to the rescheduling and reorganisation of the courses needed to meet the health conditions for covid-19 transmission prevention, they are not anymore in the conditions to host the conference.

Furthermore, Barcelona is facing a situation of uncertainty that makes it difficult to plan in this very moment a quick reallocation of the congress.

Believing in the value of maintaining, wherever possible, the conference in a face to face format to give everybody but especially the younger ones the possibility to meet new colleagues and network for the profit of research and patient care, the Chairs have decided to move the conference to Nice, maintaining the same dates already announced (17 – 19 December 2020).

The spread of the virus in the Nice area has been not so severe as in other French and European regions and the authorities have been considering it well under control in the last couple of months. Furthermore Nice, where already congresses and events can take place, is implementing rapidly flights, domestic and international, and has already an interesting set of security / health measures defined to reduce the risk of transmission.

Of course, we are aware of the challenges that may be met by researchers and clinicians travelling from countries still well affected by the pandemic, but things can change, and we would like to continue hoping to meet most of you in Nice. Furthermore please be assured that we are implementing hybrid components to connect virtually the speakers and the participants who may face these challenges and that we already prepared, in case the situation would remain difficult or become worse, to convert the conference in a virtual one. In case this will be announced not later than mid-October.

I remind you that The Call for Abstracts deadline remains September 21st, 2020 and we invite you to submit and encourage the submission of the valuable works produced in the last 2 years.

We sincerely thank you for your understanding, as no one could have predicted this would happen, but we will all get through this difficult time.

Looking forward to seeing you all in December in Nice, we encourage everyone to keep positive!

We remain at your entire availability for any further information or assistance you may need.

Warm Regards,

On behalf of the Scientific Committee Chairmen and Members,

The Organising Secretariat,
Tel: +377 97 97 35 55 – Fax: +377 97 97 35 50

4th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference goes virtual on 16 – 19 December 2020

Dear Faculty Member, dear Abstract Submitter, dear Participant, dear Partner,

As you well know, due to the Covid-19 Epidemic we have been forced to change our plan regarding the organisation of the 4th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference several times this year, first postponing the conference from July to December, then moving it from Barcelona to Nice. This because face to face interaction remains a preferable way to discuss in the small but very dynamic community dealing with Bronchiectasis, NTM and their comorbidities.

Unfortunately, while the travel bans with Extra European countries are still in place in most cases, Europe too, after removing frontiers barriers this late spring, is starting to put in place, travel restrictions among countries again. This added to the indications given by many institutions to avoid unnecessary travel, especially for healthcare professionals, has forced the Organising and Scientific Committees to reconsider the format of the 4th WBNC.

In order to make available to the Bronchiectasis & NTM Community the latest outcomes and the possibility to debate on the hot topics of the moment, the Scientific Committee started therefore to work to adapt the overall programme to a virtual format.

The live sessions will take place on the same dates planned for the conference, and precisely from 17th to 19th December 2020. It is also being considered to add one day, the 16th December for the “Meet the Experts” interactive sessions.

Rising Stars, Oral Presentations and Posters live discussions will be also preserved.

Detailed information regarding the revised scientific programme will be available soon on the conference website.

In the meanwhile, we kindly remind you that the Call for Abstracts & Rising Stars deadline remains September 21st, 2020 and we invite you to submit and to encourage the submission of the valuable works produced in the last 2 years.

Remaining at your entire disposal for any further information or assistance you may need, we sincerely thank you for your understanding and resilience.

Warm Regards

Antoni Torres

Francesco Blasi

Welcome to the 4th World Bronchiectasis 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 Nice, at the Hotel MĂ©ridien 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 roles 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 Nice,

Yours Sincerely,

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