Lung Disease Week at the ATS – 2014 Calendar

Lung Disease Week at the ATS

In 2014, 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.

Feb 9-15 — Sarcoidosis

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

Mar 2-8 — Cystic Fibrosis

PAR Member — Beth Sufi an (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
ATS Board Member — Samya Nasr, MD

Apr 6-12 — ARDS

PAR Member — Eileen Rubin (ARDS Foundation)
ATS Board Member — Shannon Carson, MD

Apr 20-26 — Sleep Disorders

PAR Member — Ed Grandi (American Sleep Apnea Association)
ATS Board Member — Atul Malhotra, MD

Jun1-7 — LAM

PAR Member — Mary Harbaugh (The LAM Foundation)
ATS Board Member — Charlie Strange, MD

Jun 22-28 — Scleroderma

PAR Member — Kerri Connolly (Scleroderma Foundation)
ATS Past President — Nick Hill, MD

July 6-12 — Pulmonary Hypertension

PAR Member — Debbie Castro (Pulmonary Hypertension Association)
ATS Board Member — Jason Yuan, MD
*Also local onsite event

Aug 3-9 — chILD

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

Aug 24-30 — Rare Lung Diseases

PAR Member — Jack Kelly (Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance)
ATS Board Member — Jess Mandel, MD

Sep 7-13 — Lung Transplant

PAR Member — Jeff Goldstein (Lung Transplant Foundation)
*Also local onsite event

Sep 21-27 — Pulmonary Fibrosis

PAR Member — Teresa Barnes (Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis)
ATS Board Member — Jesse Roman, MD

Oct 5-11 — Asthma

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

Nov 9-15 — Rare Lung Disease II

PAR Member – Donna Appell (Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome Network)
ATS Board member — Jess Mandel, MD