Lung Disease Week at the ATS – 2017 Calendar

Lung Disease Week at the ATS 2017

Throughout 2017, the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) is hosting its seventh 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 oneweek 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-specifi c content on its web site

Feb 5-11—Rare Lung Diseases

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

Mar 5-11—LAM

PAR Partner — Mary Harbaugh (LAM Foundation)
ATS Leader — Irina Petrache, MD

Mar 19-25—Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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

Apr 2-8—Sarcoidosis

PAR Partner — Ginger Spitzer
(Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research)
ATS Leader — Jeremy Richards, MD

Apr 16-22—Cystic Fibrosis*

PAR Partner — Beth Sufi an (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
ATS Leader — Dean Schraufnagel, MD

Jun 4-10—Scleroderma*

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

Jun 18-24—Critical Care

ATS Leader — Rolf Hubmayr, MD

Aug 6-12—Asthma and Allergy Network

PAR Partner — Tonya Winders
(Asthma & Allergy Network)
ATS Leader — Blanca Camoretti, MD

Aug 20-26—Alpha-1/COPD

PAR Partner — Karen Erickson (Alpha-1 Foundation)
ATS Leader — Carolyn Rochester, MD

Sep 10-16—Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)*

PAR Partner — Susan Wisliceny (NTM Info & Research)
ATS Leader — Kevin Fennelly, MD

Sep 24-30—chILD

PAR Partner — Greg Porta (chILD Foundation)
ATS Leader — James Hagood, MD

Oct 8-14—Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

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

Oct 22-28—Lung Transplant

PAR Partner — Jeff Goldstein (Lung Transplant Foundation)
ATS Leader — Eileen Collins, PhD, RN

Nov 12-18—Pulmonary Hypertension

ATS Leader — Karen Fagan, MD

* Will also include an in-the-fi eld 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.