PATS and ERS Paediatric webinar: Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Chairs: Refiloe Masekela (PATS) and Marielle Pijnenburg (ERS). Speakers: Marijke Proesmans (Belgium) and Diane Gray (SA)

PATS and ERS will be cohosting a series of paediatric webinars, starting with Non-CF Bronchiectasis: diagnostic approach and management on 19 January 2021. 

Although Non-CF Bronchiectasis (NCFB) is a rare disease the prevalence is probably higher than previously thought and is certainly higher in low income countries compared to high income countries. NCFB can cause considerably morbidity and early detection is important to reduce the burden of disease and possibly prevent (further) damage to the airways.

The last decade there has been considerable interest in NCFB in children, leading to new insights in the definition of NCFB, the diagnostic approach and treatment. In this webinar the state of the art on NCFB will be presented with attention to global differences in prevalence and underlying diagnosis.

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Educational aims

The audience will gain updated knowledge on:

  • Prevalence of NCFB around the world
  • Diagnostic approach of children with NCFB
  • The evidence for different treatment strategies of NCFB


Prevalence of NCFB, differential diagnosis of NCFB, diagnostic approach to a child with NCFB, differences in this approach between high income and low-middle income countries, treatment of NCFB with antibiotics, mucolytics, physical therapy, supportive treatment. 

Target audience

Paediatricians, paediatric pulmonologists, fellows, respiratory physicians, physical therapists, nurses.


In this webinar 2 speakers from ERS and PATS will discuss different aspects of NCFB and present the views on NCFB of different parts of the world. The webinar will be interactive by including voting questions in the presentations and by promoting an active Q & A session.   

Date and Time

Tuesday, 19 January 2021. 19:00 PM CAT

Learning outcomes

Following this webinar, participants will be able to make a differential diagnosis for a child with NCFB, follow a diagnostic approach and treat children with NCFB with as much evidence as possible.