Lung Disease Week at the ATS – 2013 Calendar

Lung Disease Week at the ATS

In 2013, 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 2013, 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 17 – 23) — Rare Lung Diseases

PAR Member – Donna Appell (Hermansky–Pudlak)
ATS Board Member – Charlie Strange, MD

(March 10 – 16) — COPD

PAR Member – Bill Clark (COPD Foundation)
ATS Board Member – Jerry Krishnan, MD

(April 7 – 13) — Sarcoidosis

PAR Member – Andrea Wilson (Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research)
ATS Board Member – Patricia Finn, MD

(April 28 – May 4) — Sleep Disorders

PAR Member – Ed Grandi (American Sleep Apnea Association)
ATS Board Member – James Rowley, MD

(June 23–29) — ARDS

PAR Member – Eileen Rubin (ARDS Foundation)
ATS Board Member – Atul Malhotra, MD

(July 14–20) — Childhood ILD

PAR Member – Greg Porta (chILD Foundation)
ATS Board Member – Robin Deterding, MD

(August 4–10) — Rare Lung Diseases II

PAR Member – Jack Kelly (Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham's Disease Alliance)
ATS Board Member – Charlie Strange, MD

(August 25–31) — Scleroderma

PAR Member – Kerri Connolly (Scleroderma Foundation)
ATS Board Member – Nick Hill, MD

(September 22 – 28) — Pulmonary Fibrosis

PAR Member – Teresa Barnes (Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis) (Also local onsite event)
ATS Board Member – Jesse Roman, MD

(October 13–19) — Asthma

PAR Member – Charlotte Collins (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America)
ATS Board Member – Greg Downey, MD

(November 3–9) — Lung Cancer

PAR Member – Regina Vidaver (National Lung Cancer Partnership)
ATS Board Member – Lynn Reinke, PhD

(November 24 – 30) — Pulmonary Hypertension

PAR Member – Debbie Castro (Pulmonary Hypertension Association)
ATS Board Member – Carey Thomson, MD

(December 8–14) — Cystic Fibrosis

PAR Member – Beth Sufian (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) ) (Also local onsite event)
ATS Board Member – Tom Ferkol, MD