Lung Disease Week at the ATS - 2018 Calendar

Lung Disease Week at the ATS 2018

Throughout 2018, the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) is hosting its eighth 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 4-10—Rare Lung Diseases

PAR Member — Jack Kelly (Lymphangiomatosis & Gorhams Disease Alliance)
ATS Leader — Tisha Wang, MD

Mar 4-10—LAM

PAR Member — Mary Harbaugh (LAM Foundation)
ATS Leader — Blanca Camoretti, PhD

Apr 1-7—Sarcoidosis

PAR Member — Ginger Spitzer (Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research)
ATS Leader — Naftali Kaminski, MD w/Nkiruka Emeagwali, MD

Apr 15-22—Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome*

PAR Member — Donna Appell (HPS Network)
ATS Leader — Jesse Roman, MD

Jun 3-9—Scleroderma

PAR Member — Kerri Connolly (Scleroderma Foundation)
ATS Leader — Jeremy Richards, MD

Jun 17-23—Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

PAR Member — Susan Wisliceny (NTM Info & Research)
ATS Leader — Dean Schraufnagel, MD

Jul 15-21—Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

PAR Member — Michele Manion (PCD Foundation)
ATS Leader — Stephanie Davis, MD

Aug 5-11—Asthma/Allergy*

PAR Member — Tonya Winders (Allergy and Asthma Network)
ATS Leader — Bruce Levy, MD

Aug 19-25—Pulmonary Fibrosis

PAR Member — Jennifer Mefford (Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation)
ATS Leader — Beth Moore, MD

Sep 9-15—chILD

PAR Member — Greg Porta (chILD Foundation)
ATS Leader — Clement L. Ren, MD, MBA

Sep 23-29—Lung Transplant

PAR Member — Jeff Goldstein (Lung Transplant Foundation)
ATS Leader — Angela Wang, MD

Oct 7-13—Lung Cancer*

PAR Member — Andrea Ferris (LUNGevity Foundation)
ATS Leader — M. Patricia Rivera, MD

Oct 21-27—Cystic Fibrosis

PAR Member — Sue Landgraf (Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.)
ATS Leader — Debra Boyer, MD

Nov 11-17—Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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

Dec 2-8—Alpha-1/COPD*

PAR Member — Karen Erickson (Alpha-1 Foundation)
ATS Leader — Molly Osborne, MD

* 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.