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Colorado Mycobacteria Conference 2022

Colorado Mycobacteria Conference 2022: Focus on Nontuberculous Mycobacteria – May 31 – June 3, 2022

Environmental Risks for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Infections Symposium – June 4, 2022

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Colorado Mycobacteria Conference 2022: Focus on NTM

A conference targeted to academic, industrial, nonprofit, and clinical groups nationally and internationally and focused on all basic, clinical and translational aspects of nontuberculous mycobacteria research. Registration will open December 1, 2021.

Organizing Committee

Charles L. Daley (National Jewish Health Denver, Colorado); Barbara E. Laughon (NIH/NIAID, Bethesda, Maryland); Anil K. Ojha (New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center, Albany); Dean C. Crick, Mary C. Jackson (Colorado State University, Fort Collins)

Keynote Lectures:

Joseph O. Falkinham, III  (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA)
Anne E. O’Donnell (Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC)

Plenary Session topics:

  • Epidemiology and clinical aspects of NTM diseases
  • Diagnostics and Biomarkers
  • NTM Genetics and Physiology
  • Pathogenic strategies of NTM and host immune response to NTM infection
  • Intervention strategies (therapeutics and vaccines) and clinical trials

Confirmed speakers:

Rebecca Prevots (NIH/NIAID, Bethesda, MD)
Jakko van Ingen (Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
Heather R. Jordan (Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS)
Laurent Marsollier (INSERM and Université d’Angers, France)
Luiz Bermudez (Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR)
Laurent Kremer (Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier; CNRS UMR9004, France)
Andres Floto (University of Cambridge, UK)
Amy Leitman (NTMir Inc., Coral Gables, FL)
Rebekah M. Dedrick (University of Pittsburgh, PA)
Thomas Dick (Hackensack Meridian Health, Nutley, NJ)
Kenneth N. Olivier (NIH/NHLBI, Bethesda, MD)
Marcela Henao-Tamayo (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO)
Luiz Pedro de Carvalho (Francis Crick Institute, London, UK)
Richard E. Lee (St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN)
Céline Cougoule (IPBS – Toulouse; CNRS-Université Toulouse III, France)
Martin I. Voskuil (University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, Aurora, CO)
Stacey Martiniano (Children’s Hospital Colorado)

Environmental Risks for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Infections Symposium

Although research on the environmental risk factors for nontuberculous mycobacterial lung infections has identified population-level and individual risk factors, important research gaps remain. Identification of optimum environmental sampling and rapid diagnostic methods continues. In addition, a variety of epidemiologic and statistical approaches have been used to identifying high risk areas and predictors of infection across populations. In this symposium we aim to present the latest research findings on environmental risks for nontuberculous mycobacterial lung infections in human populations, and to identify research gaps related to environmental sampling, laboratory techniques, and epidemiologic risk analysis.

Organizing Committee

D. Rebecca Prevots (NIH/NIAID, Bethesda, MD); Rachel Thomson (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia); Joseph O. Falkinham (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA); Ettie Lipner (NIAID, Bethesda, MD); Jennifer Honda (National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado); Joshua French (University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado); Maura Donohue (United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Confirmed speakers:

Maura Donohue (US EPA, Cincinnati, OH)
Rachel Thomson (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
Ettie Lipner (NIAID, Bethesda, MD)
Jennifer Honda (National Jewish Health, Denver, CO)
Matthew Gebert (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO)
Kozo Morimoto (Fukujuji Hospital, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Tokyo, Japan)
Jerry Cangelosi (School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle)
Ted Marras (University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Janet Stout (Special Pathogens Laboratory, Pittsburg, PA)
Joshua French (University of Colorado, Denver, CO)

Hosted by:
Mycobacteria Research Laboratories

Questions?

Please contact the organizing committee at 2022-NTM@colostate.edu.