The dawn of a new year brings hope and allows for renewed and fresh beginnings. Since 1940, CTS has reinvented and adapted its practices to meet the needs of our members and community. As a result of these changes, CTS is one of the most innovative and largest chapters of the American Thoracic Society (ATS).
First, I hope to see many of you in Monterey on January 17-18. Dr Michelle Cao and the planning committee have organized another great educational conference, highlighting Pulmonary Hypertension, COPD, oxygen delivery, Ethics, and many other hot topics in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Dear CTS members, For me, the month of November is a time to give thanks. It reminds me to to be thankful for the wonderful people in my life both at work and at home, and grateful for a career that enables me to strive to make a difference in people’s lives and in the world every day.
I’d like to begin by personally acknowledging the disruption in many of our lives by the power shutdowns and devastating wildfires. As I write this, our own home has been without electricity or internet for more than 96 hours. It has been a dramatic re- minder to consider how to best prepare my family and my patients for future events.
There is still time to register for our Southern California CTS Educational Conference on October 4-5, 2019 at the Hotel Irvine! Here is the link to registration: https://calthoracic.org/events/2019-southern-annual-educational-conference/. If you have not yet reviewed the program, let me bring to your attention the Saturday afternoon Hands-On session in Pleural Procedures.