The words of the 16th president of the United States could not be ever more applicable today as it was back then when he led a turbulent nation through the American Civil War. Presently we too, as a nation are experi- encing troubling times. We are bombarded with frequent reminders on how a novel virus has been able to not only afflict illness and death but change the daily life of Americans and halt the world's most influential economy.
While preparing for this month’s president’s message, I couldn’t help but grin and strained hard to find my old friend called disambiguation. I take comfort in making myself believe that I am not alone and that others also struggle to effectively turn neuro signal propagations into an understandable set of letters that has a graspable message.
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.