Monday’s Clinical Year in Review to Focus on Pulmonary Topics and Disparities in Health Care

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma will be the focus of the second part of the popular Clinical Year in Review on Monday, May 16, from 9:30–11 a.m. PT in Hall E (North Building, Exhibition Level), Moscone Center.

Jose L. Gomez, MD, MS
Jose L. Gomez, MD, MS

“The program is a core clinical aspect of the annual ATS meeting because it is focused on the most important, most relevant advances in diagnostics and therapeutics in lung disease for clinicians no matter where they work,” said Jose L. Gomez, MD, MS, associate professor of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, Yale University School of Medicine. “This is the one place where you can get a very carefully curated review of current clinical advances by emerging leaders in our specialty.”

Dr. Gomez will co-chair this second of four Clinical Year in Review sessions with Rupal J. Shah, MD, MSCE, associate professor of pulmonary, critical care, allergy, and sleep medicine, University of California San Francisco, and Juliana C. Ferreira, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil. The trio also will lead parts 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17 and 18. Each program will focus on different areas of interest.

COPD is one of the most common pulmonary diseases, Dr. Gomez said. And while COPD has strong causal links to tobacco use, a growing number of patients have never smoked. Brian Daniel Hobbs, MD, MSci, assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will explore the clinical implications of the latest advances in COPD diagnosis as well as the classification and management of exacerbations. He also will discuss the interplay between genetics and other factors transforming approaches to clinical care.

Florence Schleich, MD, PhD, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium, will discuss the latest clinical guidelines for asthma as well as novel treatments coming into clinical practice. One of the hottest new developments is the association between the childhood trajectories of body mass index and asthma.

“That particular topic, the emerging association between BMI and asthma, is likely to be just as interesting for adult pulmonologists as for pediatricians,” Dr. Gomez said.

Andrey Zinchuk, MD, MHS, assistant professor of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, will highlight the latest clinical developments in sleep medicine. Isaretta L. Riley, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care medicine, Duke University, will explore the impact of health disparities and discuss concrete actions ATS members can take to eliminate disparities in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

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