2011

Lung Disease Week at the ATS – 2011 Calendar

Lung Disease Week at the ATS

In 2011, the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) unveils a new program called “Lung Disease Week at the ATS,” which represents a society-wide initiative to recognize the many rare lung disorders for which ATS PAR member organizations provide support and guidance to patients and their families. For a series of one-week periods throughout 2011, ATS PAR will bring patient issues to the front and center of the Society’s agenda. Working with its PAR partners, the ATS will develop, aggregate and host links to disease-specific content on its Web site. Material will include patient stories, testimonials, interviews, videos, photos, support group information, details on ongoing legislative efforts and clinical trial updates. The ATS will foster interaction between patients, clinicians and researchers by hosting online question-and-answer sessions, Webinars and/or podcasts featuring lung disease experts. See the full calendar of lung disease weeks below.

If you have any questions, please email cwhite@thoracic.org.

(January 30 – February 5)  — Asthma & Allergy Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Charlotte Collins (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

(February 6 – 12)  — Sarcoidosis Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Debbie Durrer (Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research)

(February 27 - March 5) Hermansky-Pudlak (Rare Diseases) Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Donna Appell (Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network)

(March 13 – 19) Sleep Disorder Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Ed Grandi (American Sleep Apnea Association)

(April 3 – 9) ARDS Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Eileen Zacharias (ARDS Foundation)

(April 10 – 16) — Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Week at the ATS - Cancelled
PAR partner – Samantha Castronovo (NTM Info & Research, Inc.)

(May 29 – June 4) — Tuberous Sclerosis Week at the ATS (combine w/LAM) - Cancelled
PAR partner – Vicky Whittemore (Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance)

(June 26 – July 2) Interstitial Lung Disease Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Greg Porta (Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation)

(August 14 – 20) Sepsis Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Dr. Carl Flatley (Sepsis Alliance)

(September 11 – 17)Pulmonary Fibrosis Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Teresa Barnes (Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis)

(October 2 – 8)Cystic Fibrosis Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Beth Sufian (CF Foundation Legal Hotline)

(October 30 – November 5)Lung Cancer Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Regina Vidaver (National Lung Cancer Partnership)

(November 6 – 12) Pulmonary Hypertension Week at the ATS
PAR partner – Rino Aldrighetti ( Pulmonary Hypertension Association)

(November 13 – 19) —  COPD Week at the ATS
PAR partner – John Walsh (Alpha-1 and COPD Foundations)

Disclaimer: "The ATS Lung Disease Week Web site is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for personal medical attention, a diagnosis from a physician, or direct medical care.  If you are concerned about your health or that of a family member, please consult your family's healthcare provider immediately. Do not wait for a response from our members, staff or partners."