I would like to begin by congratulating our California Thoracic Society Out- standing Clinician Awardee Dr. Steven Hays, Professor of Medicine at Uni- versity of California San Francisco. Please join members of CTS in honoring Dr. Hays at the Council of Chapter Representatives reception at the ATS inter- national conference on Monday, May 20 (details included below.)
This month in our edition of CTS inspirations we are highlighting pulmonary hypertension and the resources available here in California for managing this challenging disease. Pulmonary hypertension remains difficult to diagnose and difficult to manage despite the progress in available therapies over the past two decades.
March is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Month! As a lung transplant pulmonologist, participation in pulmonary rehabilitation is required for all of my patients, and I have witnessed personally how much benefit these programs provide to people suffering from lung disease.
Are you making the most of your CTS membership? Many of you may be aware of the two annual educational conferences that CTS now offers (and stay tuned for more information about the upcoming Southern California Conference in October 2019 and the Northern California Conference in January 2020.)
Dear members and friends of the California Thoracic Society, I am incredibly honored to be serving as the President of CTS for the next year during such an exciting time of growth for our society. Our membership and our educational conferences are now thriving, and we remain one of the strongest chapters of the American Thoracic Society. I would like to personally thank Dr. Philippe Montgrain for his strong leadership and guidance of the society over the past year.