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Assembly Highlighted Abstracts

The abstracts submitted to the ATS International Conference are reviewed and programmed by the ATS Assembly Program Committees. Each Assembly has chosen two abstracts to showcase as examples of the research presented at the Conference. Below are the showcased abstracts with information on their presentation during the Conference.


Assembly on Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation

Tezepelumab Treatment Effect on Annualized Rate of Exacerbations by Baseline Biomarkers in Uncontrolled Severe Asthma Patients: Phase 2b PATHWAY Study
J. Corren, E. Garcia Gil, J. R. Parnes, T. Pham, J. M. Griffiths - Los Angeles, CA, Barcelona, Spain, Thousand Oaks, CA, Gaithersburg, MD

B15 IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR LUNG DISEASE
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 20, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room C146 (Level 1)

Gut Microbiota from Amish but Not Hutterite Children Protect Germ-Free Mice From Experimental Asthma
L. K. Honeker, A. Sharma, J. Gozdz, B. Theriault, K. Patil, J. A. Gimenes, Jr., A. Horner, V. Pivniouk, C. Igartua, M. M. Stein, M. Holbreich, E. von Mutius, C. Ober, J. A. Gilbert, D. Vercelli - Tucson, AZ, Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN, Munich, Germany

D92 THE MICROBIOME AND LUNG DISEASE
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D220/D227 (Level 2)


Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research

The Association of COPD Inhaler Regimen on Mortality and Hospitalization: A Secondary Analysis of the Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial
T. Keller, L. Spece, L. M. Donovan, E. Udris, M. Griffith, A. Bryant, W. C. Bailey, R. Casaburi, P. T. Diaz, A. L. Fuhlbrigge, R. E. Kanner, F. J. Martinez, F. C. Sciurba, A. Sternberg, J. K. Stoller, R. A. Wise, R. D. Yusen, D. H. Au, L. C. Feemster - Seattle, WA, Birmingham, AL, Torrance, CA, Columbus, OH, Aurora, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, New York, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD, Cleveland, OH, St. Louis, MO

A94 INNOVATIONS TO IMPROVE CARE IN OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 19, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room C146 (Level 1)

Emergency Department Visits Were Among Older Adults with Asthma Receiving a Patient Tailored Self-Management Intervention: Results of a Randomized Trial
A. Federman, R. O'Conor, J. Erblich, M. S. Wolf, J. P. Wisnivesky - New York, NY, Chicago, IL

A94 INNOVATIONS TO IMPROVE CARE IN OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 19, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room C146 (Level 1)


Assembly on Clinical Problems

The Treatment of Chronic Cough in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients with Gefapixant, a P2x3 Receptor Antagonist
F. J. Martinez, A. Afzal, M. M. Kitt, A. Ford, J. J. Li, Y. Li, J. Smith - New York, NY, Kenilworth, NJ, Palo Alto, CA, Manchester, United Kingdom

B17 ADVANCES IN ILD THERAPY
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 20, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room C155-C156 (Level 1)

Causes and Predictors of Death in Smokers with and Without COPD: An Analysis of the COPDGene Cohort
W. W. Labaki, T. Gu, S. Murray, J. L. Curtis, X. Soler, S. P. Bhatt, J. M. Bon, T. Beaty, J. E. Hokanson, D. Curran-Everett, R. P. Bowler, B. J. Make, E. A. Regan, E. K. Silverman, J. D. Crapo, M. K. Han - Ann Arbor, MI, San Diego, CA, Birmingham, AL, Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD, Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, Boston, MA

B93 COPD: MORTALITY AND RISK PREDICTION
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room C155-C156 (Level 1)


Assembly on Critical Care

Lung Mechanics to Guide Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: The EPVent-2 Randomized Clinical Trial
J. R. Beitler, T. Sarge, V. Banner-Goodspeed, M. N. Gong, D. J. Cook, V. Novack, S. H. Loring, D. Talmor, EPVent-2 Study Group - New York, NY, Boston, MA, Bronx, NY, Hamilton, Canada, Beer-Sheva, Israel

A15 CRITICAL CARE: BRAVE NEW WORLD - NEW INSIGHTS FROM CLINICAL TRIALS AND OBSERVATIONAL COHORTS
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 19, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Omni Dallas Downtown, Trinity Ballroom 4/8 (Level 3)

Variable Access to Girl Idols May Negatively Affect (VAGINA) Academic Pursuits: Women Are Under-Represented in Internal Medicine, PCCM, and Cardiology Academic Leadership
S. Purdon, R. Johnson-Paben, K. Medepalli, M. K. Glassberg Csete, E. L. Burnham, H. B. Gershengorn -
Miami, FL, Denver, Denver, CO

A15 CRITICAL CARE: BRAVE NEW WORLD - NEW INSIGHTS FROM CLINICAL TRIALS AND OBSERVATIONAL COHORTS
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 19, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Omni Dallas Downtown, Trinity Ballroom 4/8 (Level 3)


Assembly on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health

Nasal Mucosal Immune Response to Infection with Live-Attenuated Influenza Virus (LAIV) Is Altered with Exposure to E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes
M. E. Rebuli, E. Glista-Baker, A. M. Speen, J. R. Hoffman, P. F. Duffney, E. Pawlak, H. Dang, A. Ghosh, R. Tarran, T. L. Noah, I. Jaspers - Chapel Hill, NC

B107 EFFECTS OF E-CIGARETTES AND THEIR COMPONENTS ON RESPIRATORY DYSFUNCTION, INFLAMMATION, AND REPAIR
RAPiD: Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Monday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Ballroom D Four (Level 3)

Trends in the Public Health Impacts from Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone Pollution in the United States from 2008 to 2017
K. Cromar, L. Gladson, G. Ewart - New York, NY, Washington, DC

D96 ENVIRONMENTAL ASTHMA EPIDEMIOLOGY
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D167/D174 (Level 1)


Assembly on Nursing

Effect of Physical Activity Coaching on Acute Care Utilization and Survival in COPD: A Pragmatic Controlled Trial (Walk On!)
H. Q. Nguyen, I. Liu, M. Moy, V. S. Fan, M. K. Gould, S. Desai, W. Towner, G. Yuen, J. S. Lee, S. J. Park, A. H. Xiang - Pasadena, CA, Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, San Diego, CA, Orange County, CA

B18 ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN PULMONARY CONDITIONS
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 20, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D162/D164 (Level 1)

The Impact of Family Caregiver Psychophysiological Characteristics on the Caregiver Role in the Intensive Care Unit
B. D. Hetland, B. Pozehl, K. Kupzyk, J. Heusinkvelt, L. Krabbenhoft, E. Grotts, E. Rubenfeld - Omaha, NE

C24 ENHANCING THE TREATMENT ENVIRONMENT TO IMPROVE PATIENT AND CAREGIVER OUTCOMES
RAPiD: Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Tuesday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D222-D224 (Level 2)


Assembly on Pediatrics

CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Therapy for Hereditary Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
K. Shima, T. Suzuki, Y. Ma, C. Mayhew, A. Sallese, B. C. Carey, P. Arumugam, B. C. Trapnell - Cincinnati, OH

B94 BEST OF PEDIATRICS
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Omni Dallas Downtown, Dallas Ballroom G (Level 3)

Novel Immunomodulatory Compounds to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
V. Bhandari, P. Das, O. Kumova, S. Malaeb, D. Shah, B. Agarwal, A. Carey, A. Suchismita - Philadelphia, PA, Dallas, TX

D27 MECHANISTIC INSIGHTS INTO BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA
RAPiD: Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Wednesday, May 22, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Omni Dallas Downtown, Trinity Ballroom 1-3 (Level 3)


Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation

DNMT3A and TET2 Mutations: Linking Genetics and Epigenetics in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
F. Potus, E. K. Cook, A. Hsieh, M. Pauciulo, C. Welch, N. Zhu, L. Tian, P. Lima, C. D’Arsigny, Y. Shen, P. M. Hassoun, W. C. Nichols, W. K. Chung, M. J. Rauh, S. L. Archer - Kingston, Canada, New York, NY, Cincinnati, OH, Baltimore, MD

A97 STATION TO STATION: UNRAVELING THE MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS OF PAH
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 19, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room C147/C148/C154 (Level 1)

Impact of Initial Triple Combination Therapy on Long-Term Survival in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
A. Boucly, L. Savale, J. C. Weatherald, D. Montani, V. Cottin, C. Dauphin, F. Picard, D. Fard, X. Mignard, E. Jutant, M. Jevnikar, X. Jaïs, G. Simonneau, M. Humbert, O. Sitbon - Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France, Calgary, Canada, Lyon (Bron), France, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Bordeaux, France

C97 DON'T STOP BELIEVING: CLINICAL TRIALS IN PULMONARY VASCULAR MEDICINE
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D162/D164 (Level 1)


Assembly on Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis

The Clinical Value of a New Molecular Point-of-Care Testing in Hospitalized Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study
S. Duan, X. Gu, G. Fan, Y. Wang, D. Yu, H. Li, F. Zhou, Z. Xiong, B. Lu, G. F. Zhu, B. Cao - Beijing, China

B109 WHAT'S NEW WITH CLINICAL LUNG INFECTIONS AND PNEUMONIA?
RAPiD: Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Monday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Arena (Level 2)

Non-Resident Macrophages Are Recruited into the Airways and Modify Host Defenses in Human Recall Responses to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
R. F. Silver, T. L. Bonfield, S. O'Leary, J. M. Keane, C. N. Correia, T. J. Hall, D. E. MacHugh, M. Cartwright, M. Cameron, J. R. Jarvela - Cleveland, OH, Dublin, Ireland

B110 MYCOBACTERIAL HOST DEFENSE AND PATHOGENESIS
RAPiD: Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Monday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Ballroom A Four (Level 2)


Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Association Between Pulmonary Rehabilitation Following Hospitalization for COPD and 1-Year Mortality
P. K. Lindenauer, M. S. Stefan, A. Priya, K. A. Spitzer, Q. R. Pack, T. C. Lagu, P. S. Pekow, V. M. Pinto-Plata, R. L. ZuWallack - Springfield, MA, Hartford, CT

C17 PULMONARY REHABILITATION 2019
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room C146 (Level 1)

Influence of Spirometric Impairment on Improvement in Constant Work Rate Cycling Endurance in COPD Patients: Differences in Response to Bronchodilator Therapy and Exercise Training
R. Casaburi, A. L. Hamilton, D. D. Merrill, G. Harding, R. Yu, N. Locantore, M. A. Spruit, A. J. van ’t Hul, H. B. Rossiter, F. C. Sciurba, COPD Biomarker Qualification Consortium - Torrance, CA, Burlington, Canada,
Chalfont, PA, Bethesda, MD, Collegeville, PA, Horn, Netherlands, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Pittsburgh, PA

C17 PULMONARY REHABILITATION 2019
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room C146 (Level 1)


Assembly on Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

The Secondary Crest Myofibroblast PDGFRa Controls Multiple Signaling Networks Involved in Elastogensis During Postnatal Alveolar Formation
C. Li, M. K. Lee, F. Gao, S. Webster, H. Di, S. Smith, G. S. Pryhuber, Z. Borok, S. Bellusci, P. Minoo - Los Angeles, CA, Rochester, NY

B95 CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LANDSCAPE OF THE LUNG
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D221/D225/D226 (Level 2)

Expression of Distinct Surfactant Protein-C (SFTPC) Mutation Classes Reveal Common Downstream Pathways from Alveolar Type 2 Cell Quality Control Dysfunction to Pulmonary Fibrosis
J. Katzen, S. Nureki, A. Venosa, Y. Tomer, M. Kopp, B. Wagner, S. Mulugeta, R. R. Deterding, M. F. Beers - Philadelphia, PA, Oita, Japan, Aurora, CO

C18 RARE LUNG DISEASES
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D220/D227 (Level 2)


Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function

Estrogen Receptor β Knock Out Exacerbates Airway Hyperresponsiveness and Remodeling in a Murine Model of Asthma
R. Kalidhindi, N. S. Ambhore, J. Loganathan, C. M. Pabelick, Y. S. Prakash, V. Sathish - Fargo, ND, Rochester, MN

B28 HOW AIRWAYS MALFUNCTION: NEW CONCEPTS
RAPiD: Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Monday, May 20, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Ballroom A Four (Level 2)

A Novel, Comprehensive Method to Study Murine Airway Remodeling Reveals Differential Smooth Muscle and Collagen Increases in Large and Small Airways
B. S. Brook, C. J. Philp, M. R. Hill, A. Bullock, B. Liu, A. Habgood, A. E. John, R. J. Middlewick, K. E. Stephenson, A. T. Goodwin, J. Nadal, R. Hall, C. K. Billington, A. L. Tatler, R. D. O'Dea, S. R. Johnson - Nottingham, United Kingdom

D18 BEST OF NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODOLOGIES
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 22, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D167/D174 (Level 1)


Assembly on Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Treatment Reduces Mortality at the Population Level in Catalonia
S. Bertran, J. de Batlle, C. Turino, J. Escarrabill, A. García-Altés, E. Martinez Carbonell, M. Sanchez-de-la-Torre, F. Barbe - Lleida, Spain, Barcelona, Spain

A109 SRN: OSA PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND TREATMENT - MOVING TOWARDS PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
RAPiD: Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Sunday, May 19, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Omni Dallas Downtown, Trinity Ballroom 1-3 (Level 3)

Effect of Sleep Apnea and Its Treatment in the Prognosis of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: Isaacc Study
M. Sanchez De La Torre A. Sánchez-de-la-Torre, S. Bertran, J. Abad, J. Duran-Cantolla, V. Cabriada, O. Mediano, M. Masdeu, M. Alonso, J. Masa, M. de-la-Peña, M. Mayos, R. Coloma, J. Montserrat, E. Chiner, S. Perelló, G. Rubinós, O. Mínguez, L. Pascual, A. Cortijo, D. Martínez, A. Aldomà, D. McEvoy, F. Barbe -Lleida, Spain, Madrid, Spain, Adelaide, Australia

C99 SRN: CARDIOMETABOLIC CONSEQUENCES OF SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING AND THE ROLE OF CPAP THERAPY
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D167/D174 (Level 1)


Assembly on Thoracic Oncology

Lower Airway Dysbiosis Leads to A Pro-Tumor Inflammatory State and Worsens Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Prognosis in a Preclinical Model
J. Tsay, B. Wu, I. Sulaiman, P. Meyn, Y. Li, T. Yie, K. Yie, E. Olsen, M. El-Ashmawy, S. Ma, L. Perez, A. Gonzalez, B. Franca, A. Heguy, H. Pass, K. Wong, T. Papagiannakopoulos, D. H. Sterman, L. N. Segal - New York, NY

B98 TARGETING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IN LUNG CANCER PROGRESSION
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Ballroom A One (Level 2)

Filtered, Unfiltered, Light, Ultralight, Regular or Mentholated: The Effect of Cigarette Type on Lung Cancer Incidence and Mortality in the National Lung Screening Trial
N. Thomas, N. T. Tanner, R. Ward, A. Rojewski, M. Gebregziabher, B. Toll, G. A. Silvestri - Charleston, SC

D19 LUNG CANCER SCREENING: NOVEL INSIGHTS ON PATIENT SELECTION AND OUTCOMES
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 22, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Ballroom A One (Level 2)