PAR Meet the Experts: Taking Charge

The ATS PAR will host its 13thannual Meet-the-Experts patient-family forum during ATS 2019. The event gives patients the opportunity to learn from and speak with leading physicians, researchers, and community organizers about specific lung disease topics.

This year’s event will focus on “Taking Charge of Your Lung Health,” and will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Reunion Ballrooms A-F, Lobby Level, of the Hyatt Regency Dallas. From 10 a.m. until noon, a panelist of experts will speak on topics including pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, clinical trials and shared decision-making. Panelists include Anne-Marie Russell, PhD, MScN; Daniel Croft, MD, MPH; Narelle Cox, PhD; Kathleen Lindell, PhD, RN; and Kelly Chin, MD.

Breakout session for information discussions with lung disease experts will take place immediately following the morning talks, from 12 to 2 p.m. the following experts will be available in the breakout rooms:

  • Allergy/Asthma
    Mark Millard, MD
  • chILD
    Robin Deterding, MD
  • Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome
    Bernadette Gochuico, MD
  • LAM/Tuberous Sclerosis
    Carlos Girod, MD
  • Scleroderma
    Lesley Ann Saketkoo, MD, MPH
  • Lung Cancer
    John Reynolds, MD
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)
    Adam Shapiro, MD; Deepika Polineni, MD; Ricardo A. Mosquera, MD
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Susan K. Mathai, MD; Traci Adams, MD
  • Sarcoidosis
    Robert Baughman, MD, PhD; W. Ennis James, MD; Connie Hsia, MD; Haala Rokadia, MD; Yolanda Mageto, MD, MPH; Lisa Maier, MD

Complimentary parking, lunch, and oxygen will be provided. Patients wanting to reserve space at the PAR forum should RSVP by email to Courtney White at by May 8. For questions, contact Mr. White at 212-315-8640.