For those of you attending ATS in Washington, D.C., please join us in honoring Asha Devereaux, MD, California Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician of the Year along with five other chapter awardees at a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 22 in the Clinicians Center located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D (Middle Building, Level 2). Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available. This will also be a chance to meet our new executive director Phil Porte and mingle with your CTS Executive Committee as well as fellow CTS members. We hope you can join us and encourage you to extend the invitation to other chapter leaders and members.
April brings excitement to many — spring weather following an unusually wet winter, college basketball finals, baseball, ATS International Conference fast approaching, and exciting changes at CTS. We would like to introduce CTS management staff to you.
Thank you to each of you for your involvement in and support of CTS. Despite many successes in the past few years, CTS leadership has needed to carefully evaluate our organization's finances. Under the leadership of Angela Wang and George Chaux, CTS has worked diligently to improve revenues and decrease expenses while maintaining our high quality educational and advocacy programs. Holland Parlette Associates (HPA), our management team for the past several years has also played a key role in further strengthening and improving CTS operations and educational programs.
CTS continues to build its strength in providing cutting edge meetings, leading advocacy for CA pulmonary clinicians and patients and providing a forum for clinicians to interface, learn and help others. We are grateful for the important activities of our committees.