UofL pulmonary group makes its mark at 2015 ATS conference

Faculty, fellows from the University of Louisville make an impact at annual international conference
UofL pulmonary group makes its mark at 2015 ATS conference

Pulmonary specialists from across the globe, including a contingent from the UofL Department of Medicine's Lung Health Initiative, converged in Denver for the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

Several members of the University of Louisville Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine participated in the recent 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference, an annual meeting of the largest respiratory society in the world.

This year's conference was held in Denver, and the contingent from the UofL Department of Medicine Lung Health Initiative made many and various contributions.

Among the highlights for the UofL group include:

  • Caleb Greenwell, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Jesse Roman’s laboratory, delivered a well-received oral presentation during a symposium on the Lung Tumor Microenvironment.
  • Dr. Roman delivered a lecture on Lung Fibrosis and Cancer during a symposium on Scarcinomas and chaired a session during an NIH-ATS Workshop on Health Equality and Diversity. He also chaired the Medical Advisory Board Meeting of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation held in conjunction with the ATS Meeting. In addition, Dr. Roman was the Lead Discussion Facilitator for a thematic Poster Session titled "Magical Mysteries of IPF," and also was session chair for a Poster Discussion Session named "Aging: The Common Denominator."
  • Dr. Roman was named Chair of the ATS Health Equality Committee.
  • Dr. Julio Ramirez chaired a two-day NHLBI-sponsored symposium on Clinical & translational research in pneumonia, influenza, and emerging respiratory pathogens (CAPO symposium).

Pulmonary fellows and faculty presented 14 pieces of research work and participated in thematic poster, poster discussion, and symposium sessions.

Their presentation addressed important issues related to a diverse of clinical problems ranging from critical care, pulmonary hypertension and sleep medicine to infectious diseases and lung cancer.

Those presentations include: