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Deadline Approaching: ATS 2017 Call for Abstracts and Case Reports

You have six weeks left to answer the Call for Abstracts and Case Reports for the ATS 2017 International Conference, May 19‒24, in Washington, DC. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your work in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine with more than 15,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world. We are seeking:

  • Scientific Abstracts, which can report on basic, translational, and clinical science research; epidemiologic, social, biobehavioral, and psychosocial investigations; or educational and quality improvement projects.
  • Case Reports, which must describe a single unique case.

Deadline to apply: 5 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Nov. 2

LAM Clinical Guidelines

The American Thoracic Society and the Japanese Respiratory Society have published new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare lung disease that primarily affects women of child-bearing age. Guidelines are published in the Sept. 15 issue of the ATS’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

This Week: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Now through Sept. 24, the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable, along with PAR Partner NTM Info & Research Inc., will recognize patients and families with the disease, and provide various patient and provider resources. Learn more from our experts, and be sure to register for the webinar today at 2 p.m. ET. Reserve your seat now!

AII, EOPH, PEDS & SGG Journal Club

Join the live Journal Club for a discussion on the article, “Innate Immunity and Asthma Risk in Amish and Hutterite Farm Children,” at 3 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 28. Presenters include co-authors Michelle Stein, PhD Candidate; Cara Hrusch, PhD; as well as discussants Donata Vercelli, MD; Carole Ober, PhD; Anne Sperling, PhD; and Blanca Himes, PhD (moderator). This webinar is co-sponsored by the Assemblies on Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation (AII); Environmental, Occupational and Population Health (EOPH); Pediatrics (PEDS); and the Section on Genetics and Genomics (SGG). Reserve your seat today.

Podcast Releases: Biobanking and ICU Checklists

In a joint Genetics and Genomics Section and Allergy, Inflammation and Immunology Assembly podcast, Jose Gomez, MD, interviews Scott Weiss, MD, MS, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and scientific director of Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine. Their discussion is focused on principles of biobanking, best practices for biologic sample collection, and data integration. Access and downloadthe podcast now.

Michael Lanspa, MD, interviews Marija Vukoja, MD, from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia; Ognjen Gajic, MD, from the Mayo Clinic; Rahul Kashyup, MD, from the Mayo Clinic; and Manuel Hache-Marliere, MD, from CEDIMAT, Dominical Republic, on the importance of using checklists in the ICU. Learn more about CERTAIN (Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness and INjury), a global study which uses Web-based decision support tools and checklists in the intensive care unit. Access and download this podcast.

Last Reviewed: October 2017