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Stat November 15, 2017

Guidelines Release: LAM

The Nov. 15 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine published An Official American Thoracic Society/Japanese Respiratory Society Clinical Practice Guideline, "Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Diagnosis and Management: High-Resolution Chest Computed Tomography, Transbronchial Lung Biopsy, and Pleural Disease Management," by Nishant Gupta, MD, et al. The latest guidelines supplement LAM guidelines that the two societies issued in 2016 for the diagnosis and management of the rare lung disease that primarily affects women of child-bearing age. Tune in to the related ATS Twitter chat on LAM at 10 a.m. ET, Nov. 28. Visit our website for instructions on how to participate.

Call for Papers: ATS 2018 Special Issue

The AJRCCM is planning a special issue to be published and distributed at the ATS 2018 International Conference, May 18‒23, in San Diego. Submissions are welcome from the global respiratory community on respiratory medicine, critical care, and sleep disorders. In particular, AJRCCM editors seek papers involving clinical trials, epidemiology, and clinical translational research. The deadline to submit is Dec. 15. Begin your manuscript submission.

All submissions should conform to the AJRCCM's formatting requirements, as outlined in the Instructions for Contributors. Be sure to mention the ATS Conference special issue in your online submission cover letter. Contact Marc Bendian with any questions.

Add These Journal Clubs to Your Calendar!

• Assembly on Critical Care: "Core Outcome Measures for Clinical Research in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors: An International Modified Delphi Consensus Study" at 11:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, Nov. 16. View the AJRCCM abstract and reserve your seat today.

• ATS Section on Medical Education, Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Science Research: "Are you interested in survey design? [] Yes, [] No, [] I don't know." Don’t miss it; 3 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Nov. 29. Reserve your seat.

Nov. 12‒18 Pulmonary Hypertension Week at the ATS

November is also Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month. Pulmonary Hypertension Week at the ATS contributes significantly to the goals of increasing awareness of PH to a wide-reaching audience through sharing our current knowledge and future perspectives of this disease. View the following resources, developed in collaboration with ATS Leader Karen Fagan, MD.

General Information About Pulmonary Hypertension
• 2017 Patient Voices chapter on PH, by patient Katherine Anne Lewis
Information for Patients
Information for Experts