Journal Club

Journal Club

The ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation announces the next edition of its Journal Club, on Tuesday January 30th at 12:00PM EST, on long-term oxygen therapy in COPD patients with moderate desaturation.

Dr. Neil Greening (NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellow, Associate Professor and Consultant Respiratory Physician, University of Leicester, UK) will present the paper entitled 'A Randomized Trial of Long-Term Oxygen for COPD with Moderate Desaturation'.  This paper was published in the New England Journal of Medicine by the Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial Research Group.

We will be joined by one of the authors of the paper, Professor Richard Casaburi (Associate Chief for Research of the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Physiology and Medicine, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Chair of the ATS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly).  Professor Linda Nici (Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Section at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Brown University, USA), and Dr. Sarah Rourk (Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Director of Pulmonary Clinics at Denver Health, Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Colorado, USA and member of the ATS PR Assembly web committee), experts in our field, will serve as an online discussion panelists.  The discussion will be moderated by Claire Nolan (NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College, UK).

The web-based platform allows for a live and interactive Journal Club with real-time discussion both online and via telephone. Please use a landline phone or VoIP for the call.

You will need to register for the webinar in order to participate in the Journal Club.  Registration is free. To reserve your Webinar seat today please click here.

It is a pleasure to invite you to participate with this session and look forward to a stimulating discussion.

Please contact Claire Nolan (, with any suggestions or questions.

Claire Nolan
Web Committee, ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Dr. Rachael Evans, MBChB, PhD
Web Editor, ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Professor Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD
Chair, ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation 



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