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Plenary Session

Tuesday, May 22
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center
Room 6 A (Upper Level)

The Plenary Session will feature a panel discussion on the topic: “Providing health care during natural disasters.” Leading this presentation will be three ATS members who have recent experience from natural disasters that impacted the United States. They include:

  • Kay Guntupalli, MD and Naseem Alavian, MD, both from the Baylor College of Medicine, discussing their experiences during Hurricane Harvey.
  • John Balmes, MD, University of California, San Francisco, discussing his experience during the recent California wildfires.

The Plenary Session will also feature the introduction of the ATS slate of officers, the presentation of the Outstanding Clinician Award, the Outstanding Educator Award and the Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award, and remarks from ATS President Marc Moss, MD and ATS President-Elect Polly Parsons, MD.