We are excited to announce our upcoming CTS conference at the UCSD MET Center in La Jolla on Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1, 2017. Two simultaneous meetings will be held: A hands-on Advanced Ultrasound course on 9/30 and 10/1 and an updated COPD Advanced Skills Training on 9/30. Ex- perts will be presenting cutting edge, evidence based evaluation and manage- ment strategies that target advancing clinical practice in lung disease and comorbidities.
Congratulations to those of you and your colleagues who participated in the recent ATS meeting in Washington DC. We had a great turn out from California with very strong overall attendance for ATS. Over 17,000 professionals gathered from all over the world The meeting included stimulating science, clinical trials and updates by our colleagues from throughout the state. Thanks for those of you who attended the Clinician of the Year awards that celebrated Asha Devereaux MD, as California Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician of the Year.
A note of sincere thanks to all of you as CTS members. We are proud to represent you and your work as innovative, tireless clinicians and scientists. Please know that we are grateful for your unique and often unrecognized contributions to CTS, and the remarkable care and oversight that you provide to persons with lung disease. We are here to serve you. Angela Wang MD, immediate past CTS president and current editor of CTS Inspirations has highlighted below some of the unique contributions many of you are making to the science and practice of pulmonary medicine in the form of presentations at the Upcoming ATS meeting in Washington DC.
For those of you attending ATS in Washington, D.C., please join us in honoring Asha Devereaux, MD, California Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician of the Year along with five other chapter awardees at a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 22 in the Clinicians Center located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D (Middle Building, Level 2). Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available. This will also be a chance to meet our new executive director Phil Porte and mingle with your CTS Executive Committee as well as fellow CTS members. We hope you can join us and encourage you to extend the invitation to other chapter leaders and members.
April brings excitement to many — spring weather following an unusually wet winter, college basketball finals, baseball, ATS International Conference fast approaching, and exciting changes at CTS. We would like to introduce CTS management staff to you.