Lone Star State SOTA Deemed 'Spectacular'

SOTA demo

More than 150 physicians from the United States, Europe, and Asia convened March 1–4 in Dallas, Texas, for the ATS 2012 State of the Art Course to stay on top of the latest developments in clinical management of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep disorders.

Through 31 lectures and seven hands-on ‘Meet the Professor’ sessions, clinical experts presented updates and practical solutions to the patient care challenges a clinician is likely to face. Lecturers included Jeffrey A. Kern, MD, who presented updates on lung cancer with new information regarding molecularly targeted therapy for patients with adenocarcinoma; Seth Koenig, MD, who presented an update on ICU ultrasound with a demonstration; and Lisa Moores, COL, MC, who introduced new antithrombotic guidelines and anticoagulant drugs.

SOTA 2012 was directed by Jesse Hall, MD, of the University of Chicago, and Gregory Schmidt, MD, of the University of Iowa.

“2012 was another standout year for SOTA,” Dr. Hall says, “and it is truly impossible for me to single out lectures and MTP sessions when each was so carefully targeted to and successful at engaging the clinician in cutting-edge information relevant to the practice of medicine at the highest level. Spectacular!”

Above: Kevin Doerschug, MD, MS, demonstrates the concepts of his lecture on new tools for ICU airway management during a “Meet the Professor” session.