May 16

ATS Foundation Thanks 2015 Contributors

The ATS Foundation is pleased to recognize our generous donors who contributed to the Foundation’s Funds for the Future Annual Campaign from Jan 1, 2015, to Dec 31, 2015.

Practice Essentials for Non-IPF ILD

The broad category of interstitial lung disease (ILD) comprises idiopathic and non-idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), with the latter making up most of the cases. Yet, determining which form of non-IPF a patient has is challenging for physicians because there are more than 200 non-IPF ILDs.

Programs Bolster Early Career Professionals

The ATS Fellows Track Symposium, Resident Boot Camp, and Student Scholars Program have become so popular with early career professionals that attendance has increased each year.

Four Honored for Scientific Accomplishments

Celebrate the achievements of four expert researchers for their outstanding scientific contributions in basic or clinical research that enhances the understanding, prevention, and treatment of lung disease during the Recognition Awards for Scientific Accomplishments.

Changes for Monitoring Patients on Ventilators

Levels of ventilator-assisted pneumonia (VAP) have declined but remain a concern, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proposed changes to the monitoring of complications from ventilators. The changes focus on ventilator-associated complications (VAC), which may affect VAP.

Donors Honor Next Generation of Investigators

With an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, music, and dancing the ATS Foundation kicked off its Eighth Annual Research Program Benefit on Saturday evening.

ATS PAR Empowers Patients

Patients and families are central to the mission of the American Thoracic Society. With a theme of empowering patients with technology, experts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine shared their insights with patients and family members during the Public Advisory Roundtable Meet-the-Experts Forum on Saturday.

Q&A: ATS President Atul Malhotra, MD

Q: What have you found most gratifying during your term as president?

A: My focus has been on the next generation, and attracting and attaining top talent in the field.

Presidents’ Terms Define Progress

ATS President Atul Malhotra, MD, reviewed accomplishments while President-Elect David Gozal, MD, outlined his goals during the Opening Ceremony.

Keynote Series: Lung Cancer, PAH, and CTEPH

The ATS Keynote Series continues Monday with discussions about lung cancer detection and prevention, and the evolution of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).