ATS PAR 'Lung Disease Week'
"Lung Disease Week at the ATS," which represents a Society-wide initiative to recognize the many lung disorders for which PAR member organizations provide support and guidance to patients and their families.
From November 6 to 12, PAR will bring patient issues specifically related to pulmonary arterial hypertension to the forefront of the Society’s agenda. Working with PAR partner Rino Aldrighetti of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, , the ATS will develop, aggregate and host links to disease-specific content on its Web site at http://patients.thoracic.org/par/index.php. Material will include patient stories, testimonials, videos, support group information, details on legislative efforts and clinical trial updates. The Society will then highlight COPD from November 13 to 19 by developing these same kinds of materials in collaboration with John W. Walsh of the Alpha-1 and COPD Foundations.