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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

Identification of Inflammatory Gene Expression Patterns Associated with Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URI) that Cause Asthma Exacerbations
M. C. Altman, D. Babineau, E. Whalen, M. A. Gill, B. Shao, A. H. Liu, B. Jepson, R. S. Gruchalla, G. T. O'Connor, J. A. Pongracic, C. M. Kercsmar, G. Khurana Hershey, E. M. Zoratti, C. C. Johnson, S. Teach, M. Kattan, L. B. Bacharier, A. Beigelman, S. Sigelman, P. J. Gergen, L. M. Wheatley, S. Presnell, A. Togias, J. E. Gern, W. W. Busse, D. J. Jackson- Seattle, WA, Chapel Hill, NC, Dallas, TX, Aurora, CO, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH, Detroit, MI, Washington, DC, New York, NY, St. Louis, MO, Bethesda, MD, Madison, WI

D92 GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6 A (Upper Level)

Neutrophil-Derived Exosomes Purified From COPD Patient Bronchoalveolar Fluid Cause a COPD Like Phenotype in a Mouse Model via a Neutrophil Elastase Dependent Mechanism
D. Russell, K. R. Genschmer, T. Szul, B. Noerager, X. Xu, L. Viera, T. Abdalla, C. M. McNicholas, J. M. Wells, M. T. Dransfield, A. Gaggar, J. E. Blalock- Birmingham, AL, Montevallo, AL

B15 IMMUNE PATHWAYS IN LUNG INJURY AND REPAIR
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Pacific Ballroom 22 (North Tower, First Floor)


Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research

Effectiveness of a Multi-Level Intervention to Improve Asthma Control Among Head Start Preschool Children
M. Eakin, T. Eckmann, E. Ruvalcaba, C. S. Rand, K. A. Riekert- Baltimore, MD

B16 STATE OF THE ART INTERVENTIONS FOR ASTHMA SELF-MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE AGE SPECTRUM: RESULTS FROM CLINICAL TRIALS
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6 A (Upper Level)

A Comprehensive Self-Management Support Program Improves Asthma Control and Quality of Life Among Older Adults: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
A. Federman, R. O'Conor, I. Mindlis, D. Hauser, J. Hoy-Rosas, R. Lopez, J. Lurio, M. S. Wolf, J. P. Wisnivesky- New York, NY, Chicago, IL

B16 STATE OF THE ART INTERVENTIONS FOR ASTHMA SELF-MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE AGE SPECTRUM: RESULTS FROM CLINICAL TRIALS
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6 A (Upper Level)


Assembly on Clinical Problems

Large-Scale Serum Proteomic Profiling of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Interstitial Lung Disease
X. Wu, S. Taheri, R. Maurer, S. Poli de Frias, R. R. Gill, H. Hatabu, M. Nishino, M. L. Frits, C. K. Iannaccone, M. E. Weinblatt, N. A. Shadick, P. F. Dellaripa, I. O. Rosas, A. M. K. Choi, F. J. Martinez, T. J. Doyle- New York, NY, Boston, MA

D14 ILD: CLINICAL RESEARCH
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 23, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 3 (Upper Level)

Lung Transplant Outcomes in Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients with Telomere-Related Gene Mutations
A. Swaminathan, M. L. Neely, C. W. Frankel, F. L. Kelly, S. Petrovski, M. T. Durheim, D. B. Goldstein, S. M. Palmer, J. L. Todd- Durham, NC, New York, NY

D93 LUNG TRANSPLANT: CLINICAL RESEARCH
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 32 A-B (Upper Level)


Assembly on Critical Care

Health Insurance and Disparities in Mortality Among Older Survivors of Critical Illness
Y. F. Philpotts, X. Ma, M. R. Anderson, M. Hua, M. R. Baldwin- New York, NY

D94 CRITICAL CARE: TRANSLATING PRACTICE TO OUTCOMES FOR OUR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CRITICAL ILLNESS
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29 A-D (Upper Level)

Feasibility of Sepsis Phenotyping Using Electronic Health Record Data During Initial Emergency Department Care
C. W. Seymour, J. Kennedy, S. Wang, Z. Xu, C. H. Chang, Q. Mi, Y. Vodovotz, G. Clermont, S. Visweswaran, J. C. Weiss, G. Cooper, H. Gomez, J. A. Kellum, D. C. Angus- Pittsburgh, PA

C15 CRITICAL CARE: BIG DATA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN CRITICAL ILLNESS
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 22, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29 A-D (Upper Level)


Assembly on Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health

Resurgence of Progressive Massive Fibrosis in U.S. Coal Miners Filing for Federal Black Lung Program Benefits
K. Almberg, C. N. Halldin, D. J. Blackley, S. Laney, E. Storey, C. S. Rose, L. Go, R. A. Cohen- Chicago, IL, Morgantown, WV, Denver, CO

C106 OCCUPATIONAL LUNG EPIDEMIOLOGY
Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Tuesday, May 22, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Pacific Ballroom 15-17 (North Tower, First Floor)

In Utero Household Air Pollution Exposure Is Associated with Reduced Pulmonary Function in Infants
A. Lee, S. Kaali, P. L. Kinney, R. Delmini, A. Quinn, J. Opoku-Mensah, K. Burkart, K. Asayah, A. Yawson, S. Chillrud, E. B. Kaali, D. Jack, K. Asante- New York, NY, Kintampo, Ghana, Boston, MA, Bethesda, MD

A16 AIR POLLUTION AND PEDIATRIC ASTHMA
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 20, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 30 A-B (Upper Level)


Assembly on Nursing

Stigma in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review
S. Woo, J. L. Larson- Ann Arbor, MI

B54 CHRONIC DISORDERS: EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION
Thematic Poster Session/Monday, May 21, 9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Area B (Hall A-B2, Ground Level)

Feasibility and Acceptability of an Early Palliative Care Intervention in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Their Caregivers
K. O. Lindell, S. Nouraie, J. Curtis, M. J. Klesen, S. Klein, K. F. Gibson, D. J. Kass, M. Q. Rosenzweig- Pittsburgh, PA, Seattle, WA
A108 EVALUATION OF SYMPTOMS AND NOVEL STRATEGIES IN PATIENT AND FAMILY CARE
Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Sunday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 30 C-E (Upper Level)


Assembly on Pediatrics

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Longitudinal Study of Lung Disease Progression by Ultrastructural Defect and Genotype
S. D. Davis, M. Rosenfeld, H. Lee, T. W. Ferkol, S. D. Sagel, S. D. Dell, C. E. Milla, M. A. Zariwala, M. R. Knowles, M. W. Leigh, Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium- Indianapolis, IN, Seattle, WA, Tampa, FL, St. Louis, MO, Aurora, CO, Toronto, Canada, Palo Alto, CA, Chapel Hill, NC

B97 IMPORTANCE OF LONGITUDINAL COHORT STUDIES IN PEDIATRICS
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6 C/F (Upper Level)

Long-Term Evaluation of Pulmonary Macrophage Transplantation Therapy in Csf2ra Gene-Deficient Mice, a Clinically Relevant Model of Hereditary Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
K. Shima, T. Suzuki, P. I. Arumugam, N. Lachmann, T. Moritz, Y. Ma, D. Black, C. Chalk, B. C. Carey, B. C. Trapnell- Cincinnati, OH, Hannover, Germany

C18 BEST OF PEDIATRICS
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 22, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 1 A-B (Upper Level)


Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation

Low-Grade Albuminuria Is Linked to Inflammation and Is Associated with Poor Outcome in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
N. Nickel, E. D. Austin, V. De Jesus Perez, R. T. Zamanian, J. D. West, M. de Caestecker, H. Yang- Stanford, CA, Nashville, TN, Palo Alto, CA

B19 SURF'S UP: RIDING THE WAVE OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Pacific Ballroom 18-19 (North Tower, First Floor)

Novel Causative Genes for Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

S. Graf, M. Haimel, M. Bleda, C. Hadinnapola, UK PAH National Cohort Study, NIHR BioResource - Rare Diseases, N. W. Morrell- Cambridge, UK

B19 SURF'S UP: RIDING THE WAVE OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Mini Symposium/Monday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Pacific Ballroom 18-19 (North Tower, First Floor)


Assembly on Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis

Precision Diagnosis of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in the ICU via Metagenomic Next Generation Sequencing
C. Langelier, K. K. Kalantar, S. Christenson, F. Moazed, T. J. Deiss, A. Belzer, K. Vessel, S. Bolourchi, A. Jauregui, S. Ortiz, M. A. Matthay, J. Derisi, C. S. Calfee- San Francisco, CA

C17 NEW INSIGHTS IN ACUTE PULMONARY INFECTIONS
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 22, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Pacific Ballroom 22 (North Tower, First Floor)

Randomized Phase 3 Trial of Amikacin Liposome Inhalation Suspension (ALIS) for Treatment-Refractory Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Disease Caused by Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) in Adult Patients
D. E. Griffith, G. Eagle, R. M. Thomson, T. R. Aksamit, N. Hasegawa, K. Morimoto, D. J. Addrizzo-Harris, A. E. O’Donnell, T. K. Marras, P. A. Flume, M. R. Loebinger, L. C. Morgan, P. F. Castellotti, A. T. Hill, S. J. Ruoss, J. J. Yim, F. C. Ringshausen, S. K. Field, J. Nezamis, K. L. Winthrop- Tyler, TX, Bridgewater, NJ, Brisbane, Australia, Rochester, MN, Tokyo, Japan, New York, NY, Washington, DC, Toronto, Canada, Charleston, SC, London, UK, Concord, Australia, Milan, Italy, Edinburgh, UK, Stanford, CA Seoul, Republic of Korea, Hannover, Germany, Calgary, Canada, Portland, OR

C96 ADVANCES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PULMONARY NTM DISEASE
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 22, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Grand Ballroom 8-9 (North Tower, Lobby Level)


Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cachexia, Precachexia and Mortality in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
H. Kwan, M. Maddocks, C. M. Nolan, S. E. Jones, S. Patel, R. Barker, S. Kon, W. Man- Harefield, UK, London, UK

A95 LATEST ADVANCES IN PULMONARY REHABILITATION, COPD, AND IPF
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 16 A-B (Mezzanine Level)

Improving Physical Activity to Obtain Sustainable Benefits in Extra-Pulmonary Consequences of COPD After Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial
M. Loeckx, F. Rodrigues, H. Demeyer, W. Janssens, T. Troosters- Leuven, Belgium

A95 LATEST ADVANCES IN PULMONARY REHABILITATION, COPD, AND IPF
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 16 A-B (Mezzanine Level)


Assembly on Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Identifies Two New Subpopulations of Alveolar Macrophages Following Acute Lung Injury
K. Mould, N. Jackson, M. A. Seibold, W. J. Janssen- Denver, CO

C21 ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGE DIVERSITY IN LUNG INJURY AND REPAIR
Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Tuesday, May 22, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Grand Ballroom 11-13 (North Tower, Lobby Level)

Multiplexed In Situ Hybridization Gives New Insight into the Pathogenesis of IPF
N. Juul, M. Nagendran, P. Harbury, T. Desai- Palo Alto, CA, Stanford, CA

B107 MECHANISTIC ADVANCES IN PULMONARY FIBROSIS
Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Monday, May 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Pacific Ballroom 15-17 (North Tower, First Floor)


Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function

Oestradiol Triggers Airway Sensory Nerve Activation via The TRPM3 - P2X2/3 Ion Channel Axis
S. J. Bonvini, M. A. Wortley, J. J. Adcock, E. Dubuis, J. Bolaji, S. D'Sa, J. Ma, M. A. Birrell, M. G. Belvisi- London, UK

D98 ASTHMA AND COPD: THE BEST OF RESPIRATORY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
Mini Symposium/Wednesday, May 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Pacific Ballroom 18-19 (North Tower, First Floor)

Effect of Extracellular Matrix Remodeling on the Mechanical Coupling Between Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells
S. R. Polio, N. Schaible, S. E. Stasiak, A. Ehrlicher, K. R. Lutchen, R. Krishnan, H. Parameswaran- Boston, MA, Montreal, Canada

B29 LUNG ECM ENVIRONMENT: NOVEL FINDINGS AND MODELS IN FIBROSIS Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Monday, May 21, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Pacific Ballroom 24-26 (North Tower, First Floor)


Assembly on Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology

2 Year Follow-up (FU) Results of ORCADES Study: Long-Term Mandibular Repositioning Device (MRD) Therapy in Patients Treated for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
J. Meurice, V. Attali, J. Collet, M. D'ortho, F. Goutorbe, J. Kerbrat, H. Khemliche, D. Leger, L. Lerousseau, F. Martin, C. Monaca, P. Monteyrol, L. Morin, F. Lavergne, E. Mullens, B. Pigearias, M. F. Vecchierini- Poitiers, France, Paris, France, Beziers, France, Senlis, France, Antibes, France, Lille, France, Bordeaux, France, Sain-Priest, France, Albi, France, Nice, France

B109 TREATMENT OPTIONS IN SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING: ADHERENCE AND HEALTH OUTCOMES
Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Monday, May 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6 E (Upper Level)

Chemogenetic Silencing of Hypoglossal Motor Neurons Creates a Model of Upper Airway Obstruction During Sleep
T. A. Fleury Curado, H. Pho, S. Berger, L. Sennes, A. R. Schwartz, V. Polotsky- Baltimore, MD, Sao Paulo, Brazil

A30 UPPER AIRWAY DYNAMICS: INSIGHTS FROM HUMAN AND ANIMAL STUDIES
Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session/Sunday, May 20, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6 E (Upper Level)


Assembly on Thoracic Oncology

Stratification of Screening Participants in the National Lung Screening Trial According to COPD Status and Outcomes in the NLST-ACRIN Sub-Study (N=10,054)
R. J. Hopkins, F. Duan, C. Chiles, G. D. Gamble, D. Aberle, R. P. Young- Auckland, New Zealand, Providence, RI, Winston-Salem, NC, Los Angeles, CA

A98 CLINICAL STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE LUNG CANCER EARLY DETECTION - WHO IS AT RISK HERE?
Mini Symposium/Sunday, May 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6 C/F (Upper Level)

The Characteristics and Significance of Low Density Neutrophils (LDN): A New and Unique Sub-Population of Circulating Neutrophils, in Human Lung Cancer
Z. G. Fridlender, O. Eyal, A. Zlotnik, P. Damti, J. Micaeli, L. Levy, M. Shaul- Jerusalem, Israel, Toronto, Canada

C99 HARNESSING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IN LUNG CANCER: WHY SO DEFENSIVE?
Mini Symposium/Tuesday, May 22, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6 B (Upper Level)