Lung Disease Week at the ATS - 2020 Calendar

Lung Disease Week at the ATS 2020

Throughout 2020, the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) will be hosting its ninth annual “Lung Disease Week at the ATS” series, a society-wide initiative that recognizes 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, 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.

Feb 2-8—Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

PAR Partner — Michele Manion
(Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation)
ATS Leader — Paul Moore, MD

Feb 16-22—Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

PAR Partner —Kari Rosbeck (Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance)
ATS Leader — Greg Downey, MD

Mar 8-14—Sleep Disorders

PAR Partner — Kathy Page (Alliance of Sleep Apnea Partners)
ATS Leader — Bela Patel, MD

Mar 22-28—Scleroderma

PAR Partner — Kerri Connolly (Scleroderma Foundation)
ATS Leader — Yolando Mageto, MD

Apr 12-18—Sarcoidosis

ATS Leader — Michelle Sharp, MD/Michelle Eakin, PhD

Jun 7-13—Cystic Fibrosis*

PAR Partner — Siri Vaeth (Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc)
ATS Leader — Debra Boyer, MD

Jun 21-27—COPD

PAR Partner — Sara Latham (COPD Foundation)
ATS Leader — Charlie Strange, MD

Jul 12-18—LAM

PAR Partner — Mary Harbaugh (LAM Foundation)
ATS Leader — Greg Downey, MD

Aug 16-22—ARDS/Critical Care

ATS Leader — Renee Stapleton, MD

Sep 6-12—Lung Transplant

PAR Partner — Jeff Goldstein (Lung Transplant Foundation)
ATS Leader — Don Hayes, MD

Sep 20-26—Pulmonary Fibrosis

PAR Partner — Jennifer Mefford (Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation)
ATS Leader — Melanie Königshoff, MD, PhD/Sonye Danoff, MD

Oct 4-10—Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome*

PAR Partner — Donna Appell (HPS Network)
ATS Leader — Tisha Wang, MD

Oct 18-24—Asthma/Allergy

PAR Partner — Tonya Winders (Allergy and Asthma Network)
ATS Leader — Jay Kolls, MD/Wanda Gibson-Scipio, PhD, RN

Nov 8-14— Pulmonary Hypertension*

PAR Partner — Marie Rand (PH Aware)
ATS Leader — Ana Hemnes, MD

Dec 6-12—Pneumonia

ATS Leader — Rachel Thomson, MBBS

* Will also include an in-the-field patient education day event

For more information on Lung Disease Week at the ATS, please contact Courtney L. White, CAE, Director of Patient Outreach & Tobacco Control at cwhite@thoracic.org or (212) 315-8640.