Upcoming American Thoracic Society Conference on Pulmonary Diseases

Upcoming American Thoracic Society Conference on Pulmonary Diseases

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is inviting all those who are interested to its 2016 International Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, on topics such as pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, to take place May 13-18.

The event will feature more than 500 sessions and virtually 7,000 scientific individual poster presentations and case report abstracts, according to a press release. In total, 800 speakers will cover a range of topics on how science discoveries are changing patients’ treatment and the understanding of pulmonary diseases. The event will count with expert pulmonary and sleep physicians.

Facilities include a fully equipped press room that will feature instant news releases on major scientific presentations during the meeting, so that participants can keep up with all parallel sessions’ key debates.

Besides the sessions, participants will also have the opportunity to attend:

  • The President’s Symposium on applied physiology, with the participation of bioengineering and physiology expert Dr. Jeffrey Fredberg;
  • The Plenary Session featuring Katie Meyler, world renowned member of the “Ebola Fighters,” collectively recognized as Time magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year;
  • The J. Burns Amberson Lecturer with a keynote speech by Marlene Rabinovitch, M.D., who is a Stanford University School of Medicine professor of developmental biology and whose research focus is on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH);
  • The ATS Keynote Series, featuring eight expert presentations on sleep apnea, pulmonary hypertension; lung cancer; drug discovery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); asthma; acute respiratory distress syndrome; and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
  • The Opening Ceremony featuring Dr. J. Craig Venter for his contribution in sequencing a draft human genome in 2001.

For more information about the ATS 2016 registration and further details about the conference, explore the following website, or contact Convention Data Services directly, available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, on 866-635-3582 (U.S. & Canada) or 508-743-8518 (rest of the world).

The ATS was established in 1905 and today is one of the world’s top medical associations focused on advancing critical and pulmonary care, as well as sleep medicine. The ATS publishes three journals, the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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