Mission: To increase epidemiological, clinical and basic research for ntm lung disease, raise physician awareness to encourage earlier diagnosis, and provide meaningful ntm lung disease patient education and support.
Programs: Promote research on nontuberculous mycobacteria (ntm) in order to enhance the understanding and bring recognition of ntm as a true disease pathogen and to increase education for family and internal medicine doctors so that patients will be diagnosed earlier.
As a newly diagnosed patient with NTM, I have found the NTMir website to be very helpful. In fact, it is the only practical information for quality of life issues on the internet! I also attended the inaugural Washington, DC, support group lunch, and I found it to be extremely affirming. We are in this together, and it was so great to be able to ask questions and see the nods in understanding! Thank you for your work to shine a light on NTM and how it changes lives.