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Stat August 31, 2016

New Patient Resource Available: COPD Today

The 2016 edition of COPD Today is now available as a free download! This resource provides patients with information pertaining to COPD triggers, diagnosis, treatments, and more, as well as the latest research presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference. This e-booklet is created by the American Thoracic Society and supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

ATS at ERS International Congress in London

If you will be attending the European Respiratory Society International Congress in London, U.K., Sept. 3–7, come and visit the ATS booth in the World Village, where you can:

  • Request a FREE Lung Sounds CD (while supplies last!).
  • Obtain information about the ATS 2017 International Conference, May 19–24, in Washington, DC, and other education programs.
  • Receive a FREE gift pack when you join ATS or renew your membership; save up to eight percent with a two- or three-year membership.
  • Obtain copies of our newest patient education fact sheets.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Editor-in-Chief Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD, will be speaking on the “AJRCCM: Towards our Centenary,” 1‒2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4.

ATS Executive Director Stephen Crane, PhD, will be presenting a session in the ERS Global Village, “The ATS: an International Society,” also on Sunday.

Journal Clubs

Tune in to upcoming Journal Clubs and webinars, presented by the ATS:

  • Sept. 15 – Assembly on Critical Care: “Early High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Failure: A Propensity Score Analysis.” Discussants include: W. Joshua Frazier, MD; Mark Hall, MD; and Scot Bateman, MD. Reserve your seat today.
  • Sept. 28 – Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation: “Health Coaching and COPD Re-hospitalization: a Randomized Study.” Discussants include: Roberto Benzo, MD; Fabio Pitta, PhD; and Rachael Evans, MBChB, MRCP(UK), PhD. Reserve your seat today.

Endorsed Course

The Fifth Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference is scheduled to take place Nov. 3‒5 in Baltimore, Maryland. Critical care medicine physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, nurses, and nurse practitioners are invited to attend. Participants will appraise the evidence supporting early rehabilitation and mobility in critically ill adults and children, discuss how to change ICU culture and clinical practice to implement an early rehabilitation program for critically ill adults and children using a quality improvement framework, and describe the management of ICU devices and monitoring systems for rehabilitation of an ICU patient, among other topics. Learn more.

Last Reviewed: October 2017