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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 Assembly’s focus. Below are the showcased abstracts listed by Assembly.

Assembly on Allergy, Immunology, and Inflammation

Multi-Parameter Mass Cytometry Analysis of Lung CD4+ T Cells in Sarcoidosis Identifies Diverse Immune Pathways in Lofgren's Syndrome and Non-LS
Y. Kaiser, T. Lakshmikanth, Y. Chen, J. Mikes, S. Kullberg, A. Eklund, P. Brodin, A. Achour, J. Grunewald- Stockholm, Sweden

A93: ROLE OF ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY IN LUNG DISEASE
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 204 A-C (South Building, Level 2)

Asthma Development in Early Childhood Is Associated with Enhancer Reprogramming
S. Trump, M. Klös, L. Gu, T. Bauer, N. Ishaque, L. Thürmann, M. Bieg, M. Bauer, Z. Gu, M. Borte, J.-P. Mallm, S. Röder, C. Herrmann, K. Rippe, I. Lehmann, R. Eils- Leipzig, Germany, Boston, MA, Heidelberg, Germany

C13: TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN ASTHMA
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 23, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 204 A-C (South Building, Level 2)


Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research

Supervised Asthma Medicine in Schools: The SAMS Study
J.K. Gerald, M.A. Brown, D. Billheimer, J. Fisher, C. Clemens, M. Moore, S. Carvajal, D. Bryson, N. Stefan, L.B. Gerald- Tucson, AZ, Denver, CO

A94: IMPROVING ASTHMA MANAGEMENT: RESEARCH AT THE FOREFRONT
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 202 B (South Building, Level 2)

Lung Cancer Patients Have the Highest Malignancy-Associated Suicide Rate in USA: A Population Based Analysis
M. Rahouma, M. Kamel, A. Nasar, S. Harrison, B. Lee, B. Stiles, N. Altorki, J.L. Port- New York, NY

C94: PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACTS ON RESPIRATORY HEALTH AND CRITICAL ILLNESS
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 23, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Walter E. Convention Center, Room 146 C (Middle Building, Street Level)


Assembly on Clinical Problems

Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Increase Subsequent Cardiovascular Event Risk: A Secondary Analysis of Adjudicated SUMMIT Study Data
K.M. Kunisaki, M. Dransfield, J.A. Anderson, R.D. Brook, P.M.A. Calverley, B.R. Celli, C. Crim, B.F. Hartley, F.J. Martinez, D.E. Newby, A.A. Pragman, J. Vestbo, J. Yates, D.E. Niewoehner- Minneapolis, MN, Birmingham, AL, Stockley Park, UK, Ann Arbor, MI, Liverpool, UK, Boston, MA, Research Triangle Park, NC, Twickenham, UK, New York, NY, Edinburgh, UK, Manchester, UK

A14: COPD: SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AND COMORBIDITY
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 202 A (South Building, Level 2)

Trends in COPD Hospitalization and In-Hospital Mortality in the United States by Sex and Race: 2005-2012
K. Goel, H. Desai, M. Borgstrom, C. Bime, C.E. Berry- Tucson, AZ

D13: THE REVOLVING DOOR: COPD HOSPITALIZATION AND READMISSION
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 24, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 202 B (South Building, Level 2)


Assembly on Critical Care

Differences in Clinical Practice Guideline Committee Membership by Sex
E. Merman, N. Goldberg, S. Luca, M. Jakab, C. Bell, D. Pincus, S. Straus, M.S. Herridge, S. Mehta- Toronto, Canada, Kingston, Canada, Galway, Ireland

A15: CRITICAL CARE: THE FUTURE OF CRITICAL CARE? REGIONALIZATION AND CLOSING THE GENDER GAP
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 146 C (Middle Building, Street Level)

The Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Dexmedetomidine Utilization Study. (SAWDUST)
I.S. Douglas, K. Overdier, P. Alapat, B.P. DeBoisblanc, R.L. Raines- Denver, CO, Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Colorado Springs, CO

B16: CRITICAL CARE: NEW INSIGHTS FROM CLINICAL TRIALS
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 22, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 146 C (Middle Building, Street Level)


Assembly on Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health

Chronic Electronic Cigarette Inhalation Induces Multi-Organ Fibrosis in Multiple Mouse Strains
L.E. Crotty Alexander, C. Drummond, A. Moshensky, Z. Yong- San Diego, CA, Toledo, OH

A16: WHY SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED ABOUT E-CIGARETTES?
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 147 A-B (Middle Building, Street Level)

Ambient Air Pollution and Pulmonary Vascular Structure: The MESA Lung and Air Pollution Studies
C.P. Aaron, E.A. Hoffman, K.D. Hinckley Stukovsky, J.H.M. Austin, K.D. Watson, M.J. Budoff, S.M. Kawut, C. Sack, A. Szpiro, J.D. Kaufman, R.G. Barr- New York, NY, Iowa City, IA, Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA, Philadelphia, PA

A49: ISSUES IN COPD
Thematic Poster Session/Sunday, May 21, 9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Area L, Hall B-C (Middle Building, Lower Level)


Assembly on Microbiology, Tuberculosis, and Pulmonary Infections

Increased Kynurenine:Tryptophan Ratio as a Marker of Enhanced Indoleamine-2,3-Dioxygenase Activity Is Associated with Poor Clinical Outcome in Adults Hospitalised with Influenza Enrolled in the INSIGHT FLU003Plus Study
S.L. Pett, K.M. Kunisaki, D. Wentworth, I. Kalomenidis, R. Nahra, R. Montejano Sanchez, K. Ruxrungtham, C.H. Wendt- London, United Kingdom, Minneapolis, MN, Athens, Greece, Camden, NJ, Madrid, Spain, Bangkok, Thailand

C104: ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION: CLINICAL STUDIES
Poster Discussion Session/Tuesday, May 23, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 144 A-C (Middle Building, Street Level)


Outcomes, Infectiousness and Transmission Dynamics of Patients with Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis and Home-Discharged Patients with Programmatically Incurable TB: A Prospective Cohort Study
J.D. Limberis, E. Pietersen, J. Phelan, A. Esmail, M. Lesosky, K.P. Fennelly, J. Te Riele, B. Mastrapa, P. Spiller4, E.M. Streicher, T. Dolby, A.M. Abdallah, F. Ben Rached, J. Simpson, L. Smith, T. Gumbo, P. Van Helden, F.A. Sirgel, R. McNerney, G. Theron, A. Pain, T.G. Clark, R.M. Warren, K.U.J. Dheda- Cape Town, South Africa, London, United Kingdom, Bethesda, MD, Upington, South Africa, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Dallas, TX

D96: INFECTIOUSNESS AND TRANSMISSION OF TUBERCULOSIS
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 143 A-C (Middle Building, Street Level)


Assembly on Nursing

Predictors of Reduced Functional Outcomes in Revascularized Patients with Coronary Artery Disease in the RICCADSA Trial
L.M. Baniak, E.R. Chasens, P.J. Strollo, E. Thunstrom, Y. Peker- Pittsburgh, PA, Gothenburg, Sweden

B107: OPTIMIZING PATIENT CENTERED APPROACHES IN PULMONARY, SLEEP, AND CRITICAL CARE
Poster Discussion Session/Monday, May 22, 2:15-4:15 p.m. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 151 A (Middle Building, Street Level)

Increased Physical Activity Associated with Decreased IL-6 and CRP in Patients with COPD
Z. Chen, V.S. Fan, K. Pike, N. Yee, S. Borson, S. Adams, R. Kohen, G. Matute-Bello, H.Q. Nguyen- Seattle, WA, San Antonio, TX, Pasadena, CA

A17: MEASUREMENT OF SYMPTOMS AND FUNCTION
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 102 A-B (South Building, Street Level)


Assembly on Pediatrics

AVXS-101 Phase 1 Gene Therapy Clinical Trial in SMA Type 1: Interim Data Demonstrates Improvements in Survival, Motor Function, and Decreased Dependence on Ventilator Support
R. Shell, S. Al-Zaidy, W.D. Arnold, L. Rodino-Klapac, T.W. Prior, K. Kotha, L. Lowes, L. Alfano, K. Berry, K. Church, J. Kissel, S. Nagendran, J. L'Italien, D. Sproule, M. Du, J. Cardenas, A. Burghes, K.D. Foust, K. Meyer, S. Likhite, B.K. Kaspar, J.R. Mendell- Columbus, OH, Bannockburn, IL

A96: BEST OF PEDIATRICS
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 202 A (South Building, Level 2)

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosome Treatment Restores Lung Architecture and Ameliorates Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
G.R. Willis, A. Fernandez-Gonzalez, S.H. Vitali, X. Liu, S.A. Mitsialis, S. Kourembanas- Boston, MA

C16: BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA TURNS 50
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 23, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 202 A (South Building, Level 2)


Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation

Uncovering a Link Between Prescription Amphetamine-Based Stimulants and Pulmonary Hypertension - Data from a Northern California HMO
E.M. Stewart, C.M. Rajasingh, H. Hedlin, R.J. Romanelli, S.R. Wilson, V. De Jesus Perez, R.T. Zamanian-Stanford, CA, Palo Alto, CA

A18: U GOT THE LOOK: DRUGS, TOXINS, GENES AND RISK ASSESSMENT IN PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, Liberty Ballroom M-P (Level M4)

Impairment of Autophagic Flux in Endothelial Yet Not in Smooth Muscle Cells Attenuates Chronic Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension
A. Tabuchi, D. Zabini, A. Quan, G. Kabir, T. Finkel, K. Connelly, S. Verma, W.M. Kuebler- Berlin, Germany, Graz, Austria, Toronto, Canada, Bethesda, MD

B96: NEW POWER GENERATION CELLS, SEX HORMONES AND IMAGING IN PULMONARY VASCULAR DISEASE
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 22, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, Liberty Ballroom M-P (Level M4)


Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Associations Among Physical Activity, Muscle Mass Index and Muscle Oxidative Capacity in COPD
A. Adami, M.-L.N. McDonald, G.R. Washko, R. Casaburi, J. Porszasz, R. Cao, H.B. Rossiter- Torrance, CA, Birmingham, AL, Boston, MA

C17: ADVANCES IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PULMONARY REHABILITATION, AND EXERCISE TRAINING
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 23, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, Liberty Ballroom M-P (Level M4)

Online Versus Face to Face Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Patients with COPD: A Randomised Controlled Trial
T. Wilkinson, S. Bourne, R. DeVos, M. North, A. Chauhan, B. Green, T. Brown, V. Cornelius- Southampton, United Kingdom, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

C17: ADVANCES IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PULMONARY REHABILITATION, AND EXERCISE TRAINING
Mini Symposum/Tuesday, May 23, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, Liberty Ballroom M-P (Level M4)


Assembly on Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

Multi-Omic Integrative Analysis of Emphysema Patterns Identifies Functional Regulatory Variants for TGFB2 in Fibroblasts
M. Parker, A. Lamb, R.P. Chase, M.H. Cho, R. San Jose Estepar, G. Washko, C.P. Hersh, E. Dube, Z. Naing, L. Farnam, V.J. Thannickal, J.D. Crapo, E.K. Silverman, X. Zhou, P.J. Castaldi- Boston, MA, Birmingham, AL, Denver, CO

D28: THE WEB OF OMICS: DNA, RNA, AND PROTEIN MODIFICATIONS
Poster Discussion Session/Wednesday, May 24, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, Marquis Ballroom 1-2 (Level M2)

Towards Human Lung Regeneration in End-Stage Respiratory Failure: Genetically-Modifiable 3D Organoid Culture of Human Embryonic Lung Stem Cells Enables for the First Time the Study of Human Lung Development In Vitro
M.Z. Nikolic, J.-A. Johnson, D. Sun, O. Caritg, U. Laresgoiti, J. Brady, G. Allen, A. Giangreco, E.L. Rawlins- Cambridge, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

D92: BASIC MECHANISMS OF LUNG ALLOGRAFT REJECTION
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 202 B (South Building, Level 2)


Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function

Quantifying Airway Smooth Muscle and the Response to Bronchial Thermoplasty Using Orientation Resolved Optical Coherence Tomography
M.J. Suter, J.A. Holz, D.C. Adams, L.P. Hariri, C. Manley, M.V. Szabari, S. Hunter, S. O'Shaughnessy, J. Weiner, S. Fleury-Boston, MA, Marlborough, MA

A98: SEEING IS BELIEVING: USING NOVEL IMAGING TECHNIQUES TO UNDERSTAND THE LUNG IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, Independence Ballroom A-D (Level M4)

Integrin α5β1 Is a Novel Target for Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Asthma
A. Sundaram, C. Chen, A. Khalifeh-Soltani, A. Atakilit, X. Ren, W. Qiu, H. Jo, W. DeGrado, X. Huang, D. Sheppard- San Francisco, CA

C18: MECHANISMS OF AIRWAY HYPERRESPONSIVENESS AND REMODELING
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 23, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, Marquis Ballroom 6 (Level M2)


Assembly on Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology

Trajectories of Central Sleep Apnea During Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Association with Therapy Termination: A Big Data Analysis
H. Woehrle, D. Liu, J. Armitstead, A. Benjafield, A. Malhotra, P. Cistulli, J.-L. Pepin- Blaubeuren, Germany, Sydney, Australia, La Jolla, CA, Grenoble, France

B20: BIG DATA COMES TO SLEEP MEDICINE
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 22, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 152 A-B (Middle Building, Street Level)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Causes Nocturnal Metabolic Dysfunction
J. Jun, S. Chopra, A. Rathore, H. Younas, L. Pham, V.Y. Polotsky- Baltimore, MD

D99: BEST FROM THE LAB IN SDB: MECHANISMS AND BEYOND
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, Liberty Ballroom M-P (Level M4)


Assembly on Thoracic Oncology

The ADAM17/IL-6 Trans-Signalling Axis as a Therapeutic Target in Lung Adenocarcinoma
B. Jenkins, S. Alhayyani, G. Brooks, A. Miller, L. McLeod, W. Ferlin, S. Rose-John, S. Ruwanpura- Clayton, Australia, Geneva, Switzerland, Kiel, Germany

C19: MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF DYSREGULATED INFLAMMATION, PROLIFERATION, AND REPAIR IN THORACIC ONCOLOGY
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 23, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 202 B (South Building, Level 2)

Reduced Expression of Transforming Growth Factor β Type-2 Receptor in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Drives IL-17A Dependent Inflammation via γδT Cells
K. Nolan, D. Tippimanchai, G. Verzosa, W. Zhao, H. Li, P. Simonian, S. Malkoski- Aurora, CO

C99: THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT: TARGETING THE SOIL TO KILL THE TUMOR SEED
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 23, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 202 A (South Building, Level 2)