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Program Agenda

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018

7:00 - 8:00 am

Registration, Refreshments, and Poster Viewing 

8:00 - 8:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Rama K. Mallampalli, MD; University of Pittsburgh
Alvar Agusti, MD; University of Barcelona

Session 1:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(COPD)

Session Chairs:
Robert A. Wise, MD; Johns Hopkins University
Frank Sciurba, MD; University of Pittsburgh

8:15 - 8:20 am

Session Chair Introduction

8:20 - 8:40 am

COPD Comorbidities
Jessica Bon Field, MD
University of Pittsburgh

8:40 - 9:00 am

COPD Systems Biology
Alvar Agusti, MD, PhD, FRCP, FERS
University of Barcelona

9:00 - 9:10 am

Short Talk:
Thinking Inside the F-box in COPD

Divay Chandra, MD, MSc
University of Pittsburgh

9:10 - 9:30 am

Genetic Determinants of COPD
R. Graham Barr, MD, PhD
Columbia University

9:30 - 9:50 am

Lung-Cigarette Interactions in Emphysema
Enid R. Neptune, MD
Johns Hopkins University

9:50 - 10:10 am

COPD 2020: Where Will We Be?
Bartolome R. Celli, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

10:10 - 10:25 am

Panel Discussion

10:25 - 10:40 am

Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing

10:40 - 11:00 am

Special Lecture:
The NHLBI's Strategic Vision for Training
Neil Aggarwal, MD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pulmonary Chiefs: Challenges to Maintain a Pipeline to Pulmonary Academic Medicine
Rama K. Mallampalli, MD; University of Pittsburgh
Jason D. Christie, MD, MSCE; University of Pennsylvania
Bruce Levy, MD; Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jonathan B. Orens, MD; Johns Hopkins University

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Buffet Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 1:25 pm

Poster Viewing

Session 2:
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
(ARDS)

Session Chairs:
Nilam S. Mangalmurti, MD; University of Pennsylvania
Roy G. Brower, MD; Johns Hopkins University
Bryan McVerry, MD; University of Pittsburgh

1:25 - 1:30 pm

Session Chair Introduction

1:30 - 1:50 pm

Genetic Determinants of ARDS Outcomes
Nuala J. Meyer, MD, MS
University of Pennsylvania

1:50 - 2:00 pm

Short Talk:
Can We Resolve ARDS?

Raja-Elie Abdulnour, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

2:00 - 2:20 pm

The Epithelial Cell at the Frontline of Host Defense in Acute Lung Injury (ALI)
Yutong Zhao, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

2:20 - 2:40 pm

Host-pathogen Interactions in ARDS
Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD

2:40 - 3:00 pm

The T Cell in Acute Lung Injury: Friend or Foe?
Franco R. D'Alessio, MD
Johns Hopkins University

3:00 - 3:15 pm

Panel Discussion

3:15 - 3:35 pm

Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing

Session 3:
Asthma

Session Chairs:
Bruce Levy, MD; Brigham and Women's Hospital
Sally Wenzel, MD
; University of Pittsburgh

3:35 - 3:40 pm

Session Chair Introduction

3:40 - 3:50 pm

Short Talk:
Asthma and Th17 Pathways

Patrick R. Burkett, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

3:50 - 4:10 pm

Asthma Biomarkers
Nadia N. Hansel, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University

4:10 - 4:30 pm

Mechanisms of Steroid Resistance in Asthma
Anuradha Ray, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

4:30 - 4:50 pm

Plasma Biomarkers, Metabolism, and Severe Asthma
Michael Peters, MD

4:50 - 5:10 pm

Asthma Therapy Discovery: Lessons from the NIH CADET Program
Geoffrey L. Chupp, MD
Yale University

5:10 - 5:25 pm

Panel Discussion

5:25 pm

Adjournment

5:30 - 6:45 pm

Poster Session and Reception

6:45 - 7:00 pm

Travel time to Banquet Dinner
- Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
(Grand Ballroom)

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Banquet Dinner and Keynote Presentation -
"
TBD"
Judith Campisi, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

9:00 - 10:00 pm

Social Hour and Dancing


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Poster Viewing

8:30 - 8:35 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Daniel J. Kass, MD; University of Pittsburgh
John F. McDyer, MD; University of Pittsburgh

Session 4:
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Session Chairs:
Michael F. Beers, MD; University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Kass, MD; University of Pittsburgh

8:35 - 8:40 am

Welcome and Session Chair Introduction

8:40 - 9:00 am

Telomere Shortening in Lung Fibrosis: From Research to Clinics
Maria Molina-Molina, MD, PhD
University of Barcelona

9:00 - 9:20 am

Aging and Fibrosis: The Common Telomere Thread
Jonathan K. Alder, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

9:20 - 9:30 am

Short Talk:
The Microbiome in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Georgios Kitsios, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

9:30 - 9:50 am

Durotaxis: The Stiff Road to Pulmonary Fibrosis
David Lagares, PhD
Harvard Medical School

9:50 - 10:10 am

Can We Treat ILD in Systemic Sclerosis?
Robyn T. Domisc, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh

10:10 - 10:25 am

Panel Discussion

10:25 - 10:35 am

Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing

Session 5:
Interventional Pulmonary

Session Chairs:
David Feller-Kopman, MD; Johns Hopkins University
Roy Semaan, MD; University of Pittsburgh

10:35 - 10:40 am

Welcome and Session Chair Introduction

10:40 - 11:00 am

Cryobiopsy
Carmen M. Lucena, MD
University of Barcelona

11:00 - 11:20 am

Endobronchial Ultrasound
Lonny B. Yarmus, DO
Johns Hopkins University

11:20 - 11:40 am

Harnessing Next Generation Interventions to Study Lung Cancer
Edmund K. Moon, MD
University of Pennsylvania

11:40 - 11:55 am

Panel Discussion

11:55 am - 12:55 pm

Buffet Lunch (provided)

Session 6:
Physiologic & Molecular Phenotyping for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Session Chairs:
Richard J. Schwab, MD; University of Pennsylvania
Sanjay Patel, MD; University of Pittsburgh

12:55 - 1:00 pm

Session Chair Introduction

1:00 - 1:20 pm

Physiologic Phenotyping for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Scott A. Sands, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

1:20 - 1:40 pm

A Precision Medicine Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Resistant Hypertension
Francisco Campos-Rodriguez, MD
University of Barcelona

1:40 - 1:55 pm

Panel Discussion

1:55 - 2:05 pm

Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing

Session 7:
Lung Transplant

Session Chairs:
Jason D. Christie, MD, MSCE; University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan B. Orens, MD; Johns Hopkins University

2:05 - 2:10 pm

Session Chair Introduction

2:10 - 2:30 pm

Tandem Lung and Bone Marrow Transplant in Select Patients with Lung Failure
John F. McDyer, MD
University of Pittsburgh

2:30 - 2:50 pm

NextGen Sequencing in Pulmonary Host Defense and Transplant
Kong Chen, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

2:50 - 3:10 pm

Lung Transplant Allocation: Can We Do Better?
Christian A. Merlo, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University

3:10 - 3:30 pm

Lung Transplant Outcomes
Edward Cantu III, MD, MSCE
University of Pennsylvania

3:30 - 3:45 pm

Panel Discussion

3:45 - 4:15 pm

Awards Ceremony

4:15 - 4:30 pm

Concluding Remarks
Rama Mallampalli, MD

4:30 pm

Adjournment