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Joint ESGMYC and NTM-NET webinar November 30

Welcome to the joint ESGMYC and NTM-NET webinar on nontuberculous mycobacteria!

The topic of this webinar is "Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in bronchiectasis patients – a microbiologist’s and a clinician’s point of view".

Date & Time: 30 November, 16:00 CET

The webinar will be hosted by ESCMID.



Natalie Lorent, MD, PhD

Natalie Lorent is a consultant Pulmonologist/Clinical Infectiologist, trained in Leuven and London.

Natalie has extensive experience in managing TB(HIV) in low-resource settings in Africa and Asia and is since 2015 working at the University Hospitals Leuven and Assistant Professor at the KU Leuven, Belgium. She has a passion for mycobacterial infections; her clinical work and research focus on improving diagnosis and care for patients affected by TB/NTM. She founded and presides the national clinical advisory board for NTM diseases and chairs NTM-NET, an international network to promote clinically oriented research in the field of NTM.

Onya Opota, PhD

Onya Opota is currently responsible for the Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, Mycobacteria, and Biosafety at the Institute of Microbiology at the University of Lausanne, where he conducts routine diagnostics, teaching, and applied and translational research in molecular diagnostics, TB and NTM infections. After a Ph.D. in Life Sciences at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, in 2007, he carried out research on host-pathogen interactions at the Global Health Institute of the Polytechnic Federal School of Lausanne. After that, he trained as clinical microbiology. He has a broad experience in diagnostic microbiology and mycobacteriology with a focus on the added value of molecular diagnostic.

Chair of the webinar:

Andreas Arnholdt Pedersen, MD, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark


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