Who Should Attend?

One of the great strengths of the ATS International Conference is that it’s multidisciplinary. Beyond the Society’s three pillars – pulmonary, critical care and sleep – clinicians and researchers in many other fields attend the conference, enriching the conversation and leading to insights that ultimately improve patient care.

There are many other specialties that are well represented at the ATS International Conference and sessions of particular interest within these specialties. Among these specialties are Allergy/Immunology; Behavioral Science; Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery; Environmental & Occupational Health; Hospitalists; Infectious Disease; Nursing; Pediatric Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep; Thoracic Surgery; and Physiology. Many allied health professionals, including nurses and respiratory therapists, attend the conference.

Return mid-January to review individual session details, including session topics and speakers.

Allergy/Immunology

A88

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In Non-Smokers: The Trojan Horse In A Global Troy

A91

Therapeutic Strategies In Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Debates Between Bench And Bedside: A Pro-Con Debate

B7

Drug And Companion Diagnostic Discovery And Development For Respiratory Disease

C2

Controversies In Connective Tissue Disorders-Interstitial Lung Disease: A Pro-Con Debate

C8

Autophagy: Friend Or Foe In Lung Disease?

C10

The NIH Lung Repair And Regeneration Consortium (LRRC): An Update

C90

Obesity, Adipokines, And Lung Diseases

D7

Genomic Insights In Obstructive Airways Diseases

D86

Immune Dysregulation In Pulmonary Fibrosis

L17

Genetics of Childhood Asthma: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?

PG23

Building Blocks Of Quality Improvement: Practical Tools For The Clinician*

*Postgraduate Course

Behavioral Science

A82

Clinical Challenges In Lung Cancer: Practicing With Limited Evidence

A89

Beyond The EPR 3/GINA Guidelines: Incorporating The Results Of Recent Pediatric Asthma Trials Into Clinical Care

B1

Clinical Year In Review 2

B87

The Affordable Care Act: Implications For Clinical Practice And Research

C3

Case Based Learning In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management

D85

Developmental Origins Of Asthma And Allergies: Environment, Modifiers, And Mediators

L8

Subpopulations And Intermediate Outcome Measures In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (SPIROMICS)

PG22

Building Effective Teams And Implementing Change: Things We Need To Know And Should Have Learned A Long Time Ago*

PG23

Building Blocks of Quality Improvement: Practical Tools for the Clinician*

*Postgraduate Course

Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

B6

Influence Of Estrogens On The Pulmonary Circulation And Right Ventricle: From Bench To Bedside

B91

Cardiopulmonary Interactions And Pulmonary Vascular Changes In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: History, Molecular Basis, Imaging, And Potential Therapies

C5

Late Breaking Results Of Cardiovascular Randomized Controlled Trials In Obstructive Sleep Apnea

C88

Arterial Stiffening In Pulmonary Hypertension And Other Lung Diseases: Causes And Consequences

D87

Pulmonary Hypertension With Left Heart Disease: Ventricles, Vessels, And Hemodynamics

L7

Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS): Novel Discoveries Of Sleep Health Disparities And Cardiometabolic Disease

PG8

Under Pressure: The Right Ventricle In Health, Exercise, And Disease*

*Postgraduate Course

Environmental & Occupational Health

A88

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In Non-Smokers: The Trojan Horse In A Global Troy

B85

Science Core: Scientific Breakthroughs Of The Year: Mechanisms Of Tissue Repair

B9

Surveillance, Early Detection, And Prevention of Occupational Lung Diseases

C3

Case Based Learning In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management

C87

Sex, Steroids, And Lung: Good, Bad, Ugly?

D6

Links Between Environmental And Occupational Particles In Neoplasia

D8

The Multifunctional Basal Cell: More Than A Progenitor

D12

Smoke: Many Sources And A Global Threat To Lung Health

L3

Update From CDC’S National Asthma Control Program

L12

Using NASA’s Satellite Remote Sensors for the Study of the Environment and Diseases

L15

Environmental Pulmonary Health Research Program: Getting Into Fundamentals

L23

Inner City and Asthma: An Insight to the Disease

L24

Occupational Respiratory Hazards In Healthcare

Hospitalists

B90

Making Care Better: Implementing The New Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Guidelines In Your Clinical Practice

C9

Complex Symptoms And Symptom Clusters: From Patient Assessment To Management

D84

Obesity In Critical Illness: Management, Outcomes, And Novel Pathophysiologic Concepts

PG9

Update In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management*

PG10

An Update On The Diagnosis And Management Of Interstitial Lung Disease*

PG14

Pleural Disorders*

PG15

Lung Cancer: State Of The Art In 2013*

PG19

Key Concepts And Advances In Practical Pulmonary Rehabilitation*

PG23

Building Blocks Of Quality Improvement: Practical Tools For The Clinician*

*Postgraduate Course

Infectious Disease

A7

Hospital Readmissions: The Next Challenge In Pulmonary Medicine Practice

A90

When Conventional Drugs Aren’t Enough: Enhancing The Immune System In Pulmonary Infections

B88

Advances In Tuberculosis Vaccine Development: The Role Of Pulmonary Immune Responses

D11

New Insights Into Ventilator Associated Complications: What Is Happening With The Infections?

D88

Biomarker Discovery For Tuberculosis: Moving From The Bench To Clinical Applications

L5

TB Systems Biology: Studying Mechanisms Of Latency And Reactivation

PG16

Lung Innate Immunity: The Frontlines Of Host Defense*

PG23

Building Blocks Of Quality Improvement: Practical Tools For The Clinician*

WS5

Diagnosis And Management Of Pneumonia In The Immunocompromised Host+

WS7

Case Based Approach To Diagnosing And Treating Patients With Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Infections+

*Postgraduate Course
+Workshop

Nursing

A81

Nursing Year In Review

A89

Beyond The EPR 3/GINA Guidelines: Incorporating The Results Of Recent Pediatric Asthma Trials Into Clinical Care

C9

Complex Symptoms And Symptom Clusters: From Patient Assessment To Management

D4

Psychological Distress In ICU Healthcare Providers And The Families Of Our Patients

D84

Obesity In Critical Illness: Management, Outcomes, And Novel Pathophysiologic Concepts

L3

Update From CDC’S National Asthma Control Program

PG2

ICU Monitoring*

PG9

Update In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management*

WN1

Respiratory Nursing Skills Update+

*Postgraduate Course
+Workshop

Pediatric Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep

A89

Beyond The EPR 3/GINA Guidelines: Incorporating The Results Of Recent Pediatric Asthma Trials Into Clinical Care

B11

Managing Difficult Infections In Cystic Fibrosis

B83

Pediatric Clinical Chest Rounds

C7

Progress In Pediatric Tuberculosis: A Global Perspective

C81

Pediatric Year In Review

C87

Sex, Steroids, And Lung: Good, Bad, Ugly?

C89

The Research Funding Crisis: Finding Funding During Tough Times

D5

Rationale And Models For Multidisciplinary Care Of Children With Complex Chronic Disorders

D8

The Multifunctional Basal Cell: More Than A Progenitor

D12

Smoke: Many Sources And A Global Threat To Lung Health

D85

Developmental Origins Of Asthma And Allergies: Environment, Modifiers, And Mediators

L17

Genetics Of Childhood Asthma: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?

L23

Inner City and Asthma: An Insight to the Disease

PG4

Pulmonary Care Of Children With Neuromuscular Disease*

PG7

Pediatric Respiratory Physiology: What’s Right And When It Goes Wrong*

PG17

The Cellular Foundation Of Pediatric Respiratory Disease*

WS6

Extubation Readiness Parameters In Pediatric Patients+

*Postgraduate Course
+Workshop

Thoracic Surgery

A82

Clinical Challenges In Lung Cancer: Practicing With Limited Evidence

B3

Next Generation Treatments For Lung Disease: Gene Therapy And Transplantable Scaffolds

C82

Lung Cancer Screening: Moving Forward, And Looking Forward

CC6

Clinical Core Curriculum: Critical Care: Surgical/Trauma/Transplantation; Hematologic/Oncologic Disorders; Gastrointestinal Disorders

PG12

Evolving Concepts In Lung Transplantation*

PG13

Update In Thoracic Imaging*

PG15

Lung Cancer: State Of The Art In 2013*

WS3

Lung Cancer Tumor Board: How Do Experts Manage Difficult Cases?+

WS6

Extubation Readiness Parameters In Pediatric Patients+

*Postgraduate Course
+Workshop

Physiology

A85

Science Core: Methods To Study Lung Injury And Repair

B5

Science Core: Exciting Technological Advances For Understanding The Extracellular Matrix

B6

Influence Of Estrogens On The Pulmonary Circulation And Right Ventricle: From Bench To Bedside

B8

Emerging Concepts Driving Airway Hyperresponsiveness In Asthma

B10

Controversies In Sleep Apnea Pathophysiology: An Expert Debate

B85

Science Core: Scientific Breakthroughs Of The Year: Mechanisms Of Tissue Repair

PG5

Modeling Human Lung Disease: A Toolbox For Meaningful Measurements*

PG7

Pediatric Respiratory Physiology: What’s Right And When It Goes Wrong*

PG8

Under Pressure: The Right Ventricle In Health, Exercise, And Disease*

PG13

Update In Thoracic Imaging*

PG16

Lung Innate Immunity: The Frontlines Of Host Defense*

PG17

The Cellular Foundation Of Pediatric Respiratory Disease*

PG20

Respiratory Physiology Master Class*

*Postgraduate Course