Dr. Ed Chan, 1978 delegate to NYSC from Colorado and physician at Denver VAMC, National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will lecture on the risk factors for non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease at 8 p.m., June 29 and NYSC. NTM are environmental bacteria commonly found in the environment.

In more informal discussions, Dr. Chan will talk about how cigarette smoke predisposes to tuberculosis (TB). “The overlap between cigarette smoke exposure and TV exposure is vast and may contribute to the large number of TB cases seen in the world,” Dr. Chan explained.

“I am eager to share my interests and work and get the thoughts of bright, young minds!” Chan said.