Journal Club

AII Webinar Journal Club

The Assembly on Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation (AII) encompasses a broad range of topics, including asthma, the genetic and immunologic basis of lung diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, transplantation immunology, acute lung injury, and repair of the injured lung. The AII Webinar Journal Club is hosted by the AII Membership Working Group and will explore high impact literature of clinical, translational, and basic interest. Each AII Webinar features interactive discussion between an author of the featured article and other renowned experts in the field, as well as the opportunity for questions and comments from ATS members participating in the Webinar.

AII Upcoming Journal Club

Please join us for a Webinar Journal Club sponsored by the Assembly on Allergy, Immunology on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 4:00pm EST that will feature two recent publications:

“Preexisting Type 2 Immune Activation Protects against the Development of Sepsis” by Paulette Krishack, Philip Verhoef and colleagues that appeared in the November 2017 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, and

“Asthma Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Sepsis and Sepsis-related Mortality” by Joe Zein, Serpil Erzurum and colleagues that appeared in the September 2017 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

We are fortunate to have a presentation of each publication by its first author:

Paulette Krishack, PhD, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago

Joe Zein, MD, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic

A senior author as a discussant:

Philip Verhoef, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago

And two additional discussants:

Richard S. Hotchkiss, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Jeffrey A. Gold, MD, Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences University

The webinar and discussion will be hosted by our moderator:

Catherine Bonham, MD, Instructor, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago

We will use a web-based platform, which allows real-time discussion both online and on the phone, making this an interactive journal club. Please use a landline phone or VoIP for the call. The session will be recorded and posted on the ATS website.

You will need to register for the webinar in order to participate in the journal club. To reserve your Webinar seat today click here. We invite your participation for this session and look forward to another insightful discussion.

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