Keynote Series: Data Sharing and Breathlessness

The ATS Keynote Series continues today as speakers explore the mysteries of breathlessness in COPD and data sharing in the context of clinical trials.

This series highlights major advances, transformative findings, and important best practices in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine from the perspective of a leader in the field. These state-of-the-art presentations take place at 8 a.m. each day, when no other programming is scheduled.

Data Sharing in the Context of Clinical Trials (K3)
Ballroom C One-Two (Level 2), KBHCCD

Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD

Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD

Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD, editor-in-chief of he New England Journal of Medicine, will describe the role of data gatherers and data scientists in clinical trials. He also will present the role of data statements and data repositories in maximizing the value obtained from the patients who put themselves at risk to participate in clinical trials.

Dr. Drazen is a senior physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and professor of physiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. A specialist in pulmonology, Dr. Drazen maintains an active research program. He has published more than 300 articles on topics such as lung physiology and the mechanisms involved in asthma. He also has written editorials on data sharing in relation to data collection.

Unraveling the Mystery of Breathlessness in COPD (K4)
Ballroom C Three-Four (Level 2), KBHCCD

Denis E. O'Donnell

Denis E. O’Donnell

Denis E. O’Donnell, MD, professor of medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, will explain current constructs of the mechanisms of activity related dyspnea across the spectrum of COPD severity. He also will review how new insights into these mechanisms can help develop a solid physiological rationale for management of this distressing symptom.

Dr. O’Donnell is a clinician-scientist and past chair of the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and director of the Respiratory Investigation Unit at Queen’s University. He has been a senior author in more than 300 scientific peer-reviewed publications and has co-edited a book on dyspnea and a recent eBook on lung hyperinflation, mechanisms, and management.

Keynote Series Lineup

Developing the Evidence for Value-Based Care in Pulmonary Medicine (K5)
Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine (K6)

Wednesday: What Should Pulmonologists Know About Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning? (K7)