ATS 2017 Highlights: Sessions on Critical Care and Sleep

April 19, 2017 at 12:04 am

Did you know you can search by Disease State or Specialty Track at the ATS 2017 International Conference? Below are two sessions highlighting critical care and sleep, from over 50 sessions in these interest areas.

C91 – TACKLING SEVERE PNEUMONIA AND SEPSIS: WHAT IS READY FOR PRIME TIME?

Date: Tuesday, May 23

Time: 2:15‒4:15 p.m.

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, East Salon A-C (South Building, Street Level)

This Scientific Symposium session highlights recent advances in diagnostics and therapeutics for patients with severe pneumonia and sepsis. The session addresses new data regarding immunomodulatory therapy, particularly the uncertainty in using glucocorticoid therapy, which will be presented via a pro-con debate. Several trials to date have shown conflicting results and we anticipate completion of the HYPRESS and ADRENAL trials by next year. Recent data suggests that immunosuppression may be common in sepsis, and reversing immunosuppression, rather than suppressing exaggerated inflammation, may be necessary in some patients. Understanding this heterogeneity of the host response and optimal approaches for immunomodulation is important for clinicians.

 

D6 – SLEEP AND HEALTH: A PUBLIC HEALTH CALL TO ACTION

Date: Wednesday, May 24

Time: 9:15‒11:15 a.m.

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 152 A-B (Middle Building, Street Level)

This session focuses on some of the most pressing public health concerns regarding sleep health. Sleep is a biological requirement for human life, but insufficient sleep is experienced by approximately one third of U.S. adults and a large portion of U.S. children and adolescents. Sleep disorders are associated with cardiometabolic risk, functional deficits, and mortality. These issues need to be addressed and dealt with in the community, as well as the clinic. This session addresses many of the major public health and public policy issues relevant to population sleep health.

As you plan out your conference experience, try the new search tool on our website that allows you to search sessions and exhibitors by disease state or specialty track. Simply select a topic from the drop-down menu and all relevant session content will appear. Check out the new search function here.

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