Lung Disease Week at the ATS – 2015 Calendar

Lung Disease Week at the ATS 2015

Lung Disease Week at the ATS 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 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 8-14 — Sarcoidosis

PAR Member — Andrea Wilson (Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research)
ATS Leader — Carrie Redlich, MD

Mar 1-7 — Pulmonary Fibrosis

PAR Member — Teresa Barnes (Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis)
ATS Leader — Naftali Kaminski, MD

Mar 22-28 — Rare Lung Diseases I

PAR Member — Donna Appell (Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome Network)
ATS Leader — Greg Downey, MD
*Also local onsite event

Apr 5-11 — chILD

PAR Member — Greg Porta (chILD Foundation)
ATS Leader — Robin Deterding, MD
*Also local onsite event

Apr 19-25 — Tuberous Sclerosis

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

Jun 7-13 — Scleroderma

PAR Member — Kerri Connolly (Scleroderma Foundation)
ATS Leader — Ganesh Raghu, MD & Lawrence Ho, MD

Jun 21-27 — Cystic Fibrosis

PAR Member — Beth Sufian (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
ATS Leader — Stephanie Davis, MD

July 12-18 — Pulmonary Hypertension

PAR Member — Debbie Castro (Pulmonary Hypertension Association)
ATS Leader — Samya Nasr, MD
*Also local onsite event

Aug 2-8 — Rare Lung Diseases II

PAR Member — Jack Kelly (Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance)
ATS Leader — Robin Gross, MD

Aug 23-29 — LAM

PAR Member — Mary Harbaugh (The LAM Foundation)
ATS Leader — Reynold A. Panettieri, MD

Sep 13-19 — Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

PAR Member — Karen Erickson (Alpha-1 Foundation)
ATS Leader — James F. Donohue, MD
*Also local onsite event

Oct 4-10 — Asthma

PAR Member — Charlotte Collins (Asthma & Allergy
Foundation of America)
ATS Leader — Carey Thomson, MD

Oct 18-24 — Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

PAR Member — Susan Wisliceny (NTM Info & Research)
ATS Leader — Gregory Tino, MD

Nov 8-14 — COPD

PAR Member — Jean Rommes (EFFORTS - Emphysema Foundation)
ATS Leader — DorAnne Donesky, PhD, ANP-BC

Dec 6-12 — Lung Transplant

PAR Member — Jeff Goldstein (Lung Transplant Foundation)
ATS Leader — Carolyn Rochester, MD
*Also local onsite event