Dear colleagues and friends,
We are looking ahead to another exciting CTS conference at the beautiful Quail Lodge resort in Carmel on Friday January 26 and Saturday January 27, 2018. Friday’s symposium will feature a Multidisciplinary Approach to Interstitial Lung Disease featuring top international speakers, followed by fellow’s poster competition, reception and the annual Western Respiratory Club Dinner featuring John Balmes MD speaking on ‘The Sonoma-Napa Fires: Health Impact and Response’. Saturday’s agenda includes a half day Lung Cancer Symposium followed by an Update on Bronchiectasis. For more information and to register, visit: http://calthoracic.org/events/2018-annual-educational-conference/
Dear colleagues and friends,
Our thanks to all who made our UCSD Multidisciplinary COPD Advanced Skills Training Symposium and Ultrasound skills course at the beautiful UCSD MET center in La Jolla CA a resounding success.. Our sincere thanks to Philippe Montgrain,, Shazia Jamil,, Dan Sweeney,, Trina Limberg,, Bill Stringer,, Ni - Cheng Liang,, George Chaux,, the members of CTS planning,, multidisciplinary and education committees,, and our outstanding administrative team who went above and beyond to make the meeting a suc-- cess including our executive director Phil Porte,, and the tireless work of Vickie Parshall,, Dave Eu-- banks and Karen Lui..
We have a few exciting updates for our upcoming UCSD Multidisciplinary COPD Advanced Skills Training Symposium on Saturday September 30 and 2-day Ultra- sound skills course on Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1 at the beautiful UCSD MET center in La Jolla CA: We have also extended the early bird rate and are promoting a ‘3 registrations for the price of 2 for each conference. Only one CTS member is needed to get the member discount for group registration.
We are very excited to announce the annual California Thoracic Society Southern California Fall Conference that will offer two simultaneous meetings at the beautiful UCSD MET center in La Jolla CA:
The CTS Multidisciplinary COPD Advanced Skills Training Symposium will be
held on Saturday September 30 and will offer the latest in the science and
application of advanced COPD diagnosis and management, and hands on skills
training for all pulmonary clinicians.
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.