2012

Lung Disease Week at the ATS – 2012 Calendar

Lung Disease Week at the ATS

In 2012, the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) continues its successful program “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 2012, 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.

(February 19 – 25)  — Asthma & Allergy Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Charlotte Collins (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America)
ATS Board Member — Dr. Andrew Halayko

(March 11 – 17) — Sleep Disorder Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Ed Grandi (American Sleep Apnea Association)
ATS Board Member— Dr. James Rowley

(April 1 –7) —ARDS Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Eileen Rubin (ARDS Foundation)
ATS Board Member – Dr. Roy Brower

(Apr 22‐28) — Hermansky‐Pudlak (Rare Diseases) Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Donna Appell (Hermansky‐Pudlak Syndrome Network)
ATS Board Member – Dr. Dean Schraufnagel

(Jun 3‐9) — LAM Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Jill Raleigh (LAM Foundation)
ATS Board Member ‐ Dr. Dona Upson

(June 24‐30) — ILD Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Greg Porta (Children Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation)
ATS Board Member – Dr. Kevin Brown and/or Dr. Charlie Strange

(Aug 5‐11) — Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease (Rare Diseases) Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Jack Kelly (LGD Alliance)
ATS Board Member ‐ Dr. Carol Welsh

(September 23 – 29) — Pulmonary Fibrosis Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Teresa Barnes (Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis)
ATS Board Member – Dr. Kevin Brown and/or Dr. Charlie Strange

(October 14‐20) — COPD Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Bill Clark (COPD Foundation)
ATS Board Member ‐ Dr. Linda Nici

(Nov 4 –10) — Lung Cancer Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Regina Vidaver (National Lung Cancer Partnership)
ATS Board Member – Dr. David Au

(Nov 25 – Dec 1) — Pulmonary Hypertension Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Rino Aldrighetti ( Pulmonary Hypertension Association)
ATS Board Member – Dr. Paul Hassoun

(Dec 9‐15) — Cystic Fibrosis Week at the ATS
PAR Partner – Beth Sufian (CF Foundation Legal Hotline)
ATS Board Member – Dr. Tom Ferkol

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."