Lung Disease Week at ATS- what is it? (From the ATS website)
Lung Disease Week at the ATS represents a society-wide initiative to recognize the many rare lung disorders for which ATS PAR Partner organizations provide support and guidance to patients and their families. For a series of one-week periods throughout the year, ATS PAR brings patient issues to the front and center of the Society’s agenda.

Working with its PAR partners, the ATS develops, aggregates and hosts links to disease-specific content on its Web site. Material includes patient stories, testimonials, interviews, videos, photos, support group information, details on ongoing legislative efforts and clinical trial updates. The ATS fosters interaction between patients, clinicians and researchers by hosting online question-and-answer sessions, Webinars and/or podcasts featuring lung disease experts.

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 Thursday, February 6, from 3-4 pm eastern time.  This webinar, hosted by ATS-PAR, is entitled “Understanding Wet Cough: Finding PCD in Every Day Consultations’ and will feature a presentation by Dr. Michael O’Connor from Vanderbilt University. Dr. O’Connor is a pediatric pulmonologist and PCD Center Director at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.This presentation will focus on conditions leading to chronic wet cough and suppurative (infection producing) lung disorders that may mimic PCD, including immune deficiencies and other chronic airway conditions.Who Should Attend?
–Patients, parents, caregivers & others interested in PCD
–Clinicians, researchers, and allied health professionals interested in learning more
–Students studying for school projectsThe ‘Cilia in Health and Disease’ webinar is hosted by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the PCD Foundation. The webinar is free, but registration is required.   View system requirements