Participate in a live webinar

As part of ‘PCD Week at the American Thoracic Society (ATS)’ and in partnership with the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR), the PCD Foundation is pleased to present a live webinar on Wednesday, October 9th from 12-1pm EST. This webinar, hosted by ATS-PAR, is entitled “Cilia in Health and Disease” and will feature a presentation by Adam Shapiro, MD of Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University.

Got Cilia? (Hint: yes, you do!)

While very few people have the rare disorder called primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), EVERYONE relies on ciliary activity to maintain respiratory health. Join us for an informational webinar presented by Adam Shapiro, MD from Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University. Dr. Shapiro will explain the different types of cilia and the critical function of cilia in human health and disease.

If you’ve ever wondered how defects in microscopic hair-like cilia can cause organ misplacement (aka heterotaxy or situs ambiguus), congenital heart defects and airways disease, this interactive webinar is your opportunity to learn from an internationally-recognized expert in PCD and cilia-related heterotaxy syndromes.
Topics to be covered include:

1. The four types of cilia and their role(s) in the human body
2. Motile cilia structure and function
3. Consequences of genetic defects in motile cilia
4. Update on research in ciliary disorders

Who Should Attend?

  • Patients, parents, caregivers & others interested in PCD, heterotaxy syndrome/situs
    ambiguus, congenital heart defects
  • Clinicians, researchers, and allied health professionals interested in learning more
    about cilia
  • Students studying cilia for school projects
  • Anyone with cilia!


The webinar is free, but registration is required.

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