Lung Disease Week at the ATS – 2016 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 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 7-13 — Alpha-1

PAR Partner — Karen Erickson (Alpha-1 Foundation)
ATS Leader — James Donohue, MD

Mar 6-12 — LAM

PAR Partner — Mary Harbaugh (LAM Foundation)
ATS Leader — Ganesh Raghu, MD/Lawrence Ho, MD

Mar 20-26 — Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Apr 3-9 — Lung Transplant

PAR Partner — Jeff Goldstein (Lung Transplant Foundation)
ATS Leader — Carolyn Calfee, MD

Apr 17-23 — Sarcoidosis

PAR Partner — Ginger Spitzer (Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research)
ATS Leader — Yolanda Mageto, MD

Jun 5-11 — Scleroderma

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

Jun 19-25 — Asthma

PAR Partner — Cary  Sennett (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America)
ATS Leader — Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., M.D.

Jul 17-23 — Rare Lung Diseases

PAR Partner — Jack Kelly (Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham's Disease Alliance)
ATS Leader — Frank McCormack, MD

Aug 7-13 — Tuberous Sclerosis

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

Aug 21-27 — Cystic Fibrosis

PAR Partner — Beth Sufian (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
ATS Leader — James Chmiel, MD

Sep 18-24 — Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

PAR Partner — Susan Wisliceny (NTM Info & Research)
ATS Leader — Greg Tino, MD

Oct 2-8 — chILD

PAR Partner — Greg Porta (chILD Foundation)
ATS Leader — Andrew Halayko, PhD

Oct 16-22 — Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

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

Nov 6-12 — COPD

PAR Partner — Jean Rommes (EFFORTS -Emphysema Foundation)
ATS Leader — Carolyn Rochester, MD