Journal Club

Journal Club

The Section on Genetics and Genomics (SGG) welcomes all ATS members who are interested in genetics, genomics, and other “omics” technologies (proteomics, metabolomics, etc.) as they pertain to the diverse array of diseases encountered in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The SGG Webinar Journal Club explores high impact literature of omics approaches used to address clinical, translational, and basic research problems.

Each SGG Webinar features:

  • A summary presentation of the featured article
  • 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.

We use a web-based platform, which allows real-time discussion both online and on the phone making this an interactive journal club. Additionally, there will be the opportunity for further discussion via the SGG Facebook group page.

If you have any questions or have suggestions for future journal clubs, please contact the Journal Club representative Katrina Steiling, MD (steiling@bu.edu).


Genetic Risk Profiles Development for Precision Medicine of CardioPulmonary Traits: Part 1

Please join us for a Webinar Journal Club entitled, “Genetic Risk Profiles Development for Precision Medicine of CardioPulmonary Traits: Part 1” sponsored by the Section of Genetics and Genomics on Wednesday, January 16 at 11:00AM EST. This is the first of a series of two Journal Clubs of which part 1 will feature two articles: “Genome-wide association study of general populations reveal a risk profile of 97 genetic variants associated with lung function” by Louise Wain and colleagues that appeared in the March 2017 issue of Nature Genetics and “Genome-wide polygenic scores for common diseases identify individuals with risk equivalent to monogenic mutations” by Amit Khera and colleagues that appeared in the September 2018 issue of Nature Genetics. We are fortunate to have a discussion of these papers and their role in improving our understanding of precision medicine gene profiles with the first authors as discussants.

These papers will be presented by:

Elizabeth C. Oelsner, MD, MPH, Herbert Irving Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Ani W. Manichaikul, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia School of Medicine.

The first authors of each paper will serve as discussants:

Louise V. Wain, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

Amit V. Khera, MD, Instructor, Center for Genomic Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Disease Initiative of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

and one additional discussant:

Michael Cho, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Co-Chair, American Thoracic Society Section on Genetics and Genomics

The webinar and discussion will be hosted by our moderator:

Victor E. Ortega, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergic, and Immunologic Diseases, Center for Precision Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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.

If you have any questions or have suggestions for future journal clubs, please contact your section Journal Club representative:

Victor E. Ortega, MD, PhD (vortega@wakehealth.edu)

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Last Reviewed: January 2019