2015 Daily Conference News

Plenary to Shed Light on Future of the Fields

The ATS Plenary Session today will build on the theme of moving forward, with ATS asking five leaders in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine to answer a simple question in seven minutes or less: What is the future of your field?

ATS Discoveries Series Continues Today and Wednesday

Today’s Discoveries Series lectures will cover 50 years of the Surgeon General’s Report and asthma and molecular phenotyping, and Wednesday’s will delve into lung development and sleep-disordered breathing.

Q&A: ATS 2015-16 President Atul Malhotra, MD

An interview with ATS 2015-16 President Atul Malhotra, MD.

MOC at ATS 2015

ATS 2015 attendees are taking part in the ATS 2015 Adult and Pediatric Clinical Core programs to earn American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Medical Knowledge Points and American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Part 2 Self-Assessment Credits. Participants can take their post-tests online.

Visit the Clinical Trials Awareness Area

Meet with representatives in the Clinical Trials Awareness Area just outside the Exhibit Hall on the Upper Level.

New Guidelines Aim to Resolve Conflicts in Treating Critically Ill Patients

Who should decide what life-prolonging medical treatments the intensive care patient should receive: the clinician or the patient’s family? The answer in almost all circumstances should be “both,” according to the authors of a new policy statement from the ATS.

Learn Palliative Management of Respiratory Symptoms

A scientific symposium today on “Palliative Management of Respiratory Symptoms” will address the effect of integrated palliative care, clinical importance and management of refractory dyspnea, and the concurrent symptoms of breathlessness, cough, and fatigue.

Clinical Practice Guidelines to be Covered in Depth

ATS will highlight its evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, sickle cell disease-related pulmonary hypertension, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, field walking tests (e.g., the six-minute walk test), and treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis during a scientific symposium today.

Marijuana’s Safety, Hazards to be Explored

Colorado is among a growing number of states that have legalized medical marijuana and, recently, retail marijuana. Changes in the legal landscape have been accompanied by an evolution in usage patterns, such as the increasing use of high-potency strains, edibles, vaping, and synthetic marijuana.

2015 ATS Assembly Awards

The winners of the 2015 ATS Assembly Awards.