Dear Trainees and early Career Professionals, including Residents, Fellows, Nurses/NPs, and Respiratory Therapists,

We are thrilled to inform you that we are offering an in-person Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Fellows’ Career Pathway Guidance session on Sunday, March 10th, 2024, right after our CTS Annual Conference (March 7th-9th, 2024) in Monterey, California. This is a unique opportunity to meet and network with pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine physicians in an intimate and casual setting. Many of these physicians are from academic and community centers throughout the state and represent programs you may be interested in joining either for fellowship or a job following fellowship. Do not miss out on this special opportunity!

The Sunday session will include a problem-based learning presentation, as well as panel discussions, and academic and career talks. We are very pleased to share that we have funds to cover the cost of the overnight stay at the Conference Hotel on Saturday, March 9th (along with meals) for all trainees who plan to attend this in-person session on Sunday, March 10th from 9am-12:30pm.

If you only plan to stay overnight on Saturday March 9th, CTS can make your hotel reservation for you.
*To receive the complimentary overnight hotel stay, you must attend the Sunday Sessions.

Attending our Sunday Career Guidance Session also allows you to receive a complimentary conference registration for any of the 3 Day Conference.
**Earn up to 19 CME/CEU Credits Jointly Provided by AKH Inc. and California Thoracic Society. CME/CEU Credits Available by Day: Thursday 5.25 / Friday 6.5 / Saturday 7.25

If you choose to attend additional days and you require additional nights at the hotel, you will need to make your own hotel reservations (all additional days including Saturday ) and CTS will reimburse your stay on Saturday March 9th. Click here for Portola Hotel Reservations

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Sunday March 10th, 2024 Program Schedule

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Board and Fellows Breakfast with presentation (NON-CME Sponsored by: Regeneron)

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Networking and Mentorship in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine – Solmaz Ehteshami Afshar MD (Stanford University) and Laura Glassman MD (UC Los Angeles) moderators; George Su (UC San Francisco), Michelle Cao DO (Stanford University), Brooks Kuhn MD (UC Davis), Jessica Goggin PhD RN (UC San Diego), Ni-Cheng Liang MD (Scripps Health); Shazia Jamil MD (Scripps Health/UC San Diego), Gaurav Singh MD MPH (VA Palo Alto/Stanford University)

10:00 am – 11:00 am: What I Look for in a Fellowship Applicant/Job Applicant – Solmaz Ehteshami Afshar MD (Stanford University) and Laura Glassman MD (UC Los Angeles) moderators; Kathryn Melamed MD (UC Los Angeles), Tisha Wang MD (UC Los Angeles)

11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Problem-Based Learning - Food and beverages will be provided (NON-CME Sponsored by: Regeneron)

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm: Wrap-Up – Shazia Jamil MD (Scripps Health/UC San Diego), Solmaz Ehteshami Afshar MD (Stanford University), Laura Glassman MD (UC Los Angeles), George Su MD (UC San Francisco), Tisha Wang MD (UC Los Angeles), Gaurav Singh MD MPH (VA Palo Alto/Stanford University), Nicholas Kolaitis MD (UC San Francisco)