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Lung Disease Week at the ATS - 2017 Calendar

Lung Disease Week at the ATS 2017

Lung Disease Week at the ATS represents a society-wide initiative to recognize the many rare lung disorders for which ATS PAR Partner organizations provide support and guidance to patients and their families. For a series of one-week periods throughout the year, ATS PAR brings patient issues to the front and center of the Society's agenda.

Working with its PAR partners, the ATS develops, aggregates and hosts links to disease-specific content on its Web site. Material includes patient stories, testimonials, interviews, videos, photos, support group information, details on ongoing legislative efforts and clinical trial updates. The ATS fosters interaction between patients, clinicians and researchers by hosting online question-and-answer sessions, Webinars and/or podcasts featuring lung disease experts.

Feb 5-11—Rare Lung Diseases

PAR Partner — Jack Kelly
(Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance)
ATS Leader — Debra Boyer, MD

Mar 5-11—LAM

PAR Partner — Mary Harbaugh (LAM Foundation)
ATS Leader — Irina Petrache, MD

Mar 19-25—Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

PAR Partner — Kari Rosbeck (Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance)
ATS Leader — Ganesh Raghu, MD/Lawrence Ho, MD

Apr 2-8—Sarcoidosis

PAR Partner — Ginger Spitzer
(Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research)
ATS Leader — Jeremy Richards, MD

Apr 16-22—Cystic Fibrosis*

PAR Partner — Beth Sufi an (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
ATS Leader — Dean Schraufnagel, MD

Jun 4-10—Scleroderma*

PAR Partner — Kerri Connolly (Scleroderma Foundation)
ATS Leader — Mitch Olman, MD w/Kristin Highland, MD

Jun 18-24—Critical Care

PAR Partner — Paula Blonski (ARDS Foundation)
ATS Leader — Rolf Hubmayr, MD

Aug 6-12—Asthma/Allergy

PAR Partner — Cary Sennett
(Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America)
ATS Leader — Blanca Camoretti, MD

Aug 20-26—Alpha-1/COPD

PAR Partner — Karen Erickson (Alpha-1 Foundation)
ATS Leader — Carolyn Rochester, MD

Sep 10-16—Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)*

PAR Partner — Susan Wisliceny (NTM Info & Research)
ATS Leader — Kevin Fennelly, MD

Sep 24-30—chILD

PAR Partner — Greg Porta (chILD Foundation)
ATS Leader — James Hagood, MD

Oct 8-14—Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

PAR Partner — Michele Manion (PCD Foundation)
ATS Leader — Tom Ferkol, MD

Oct 22-28—Lung Transplant

PAR Partner — Jeff Goldstein (Lung Transplant Foundation)
ATS Leader — Eileen Collins, PhD, RN

Nov 12-18—Pulmonary Hypertension

PAR Partner — Debbie Drell
(Pulmonary Hypertension Association)
ATS Leader — Troy Stevens, PhD