The prevalence of inflammatory lung diseases is increasing due to exposure to novel infectious pathogens and environmental agents. To address this need, the 2022 Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference will integrate basic, translational, and clinical approaches to:

  1. Understand the roles played by innate and adaptive immunity in disease pathogenesis,
  2. Evaluate the interface between the innate and adaptive immune responses in COVID-19 and other lung diseases,
  3. Assess the role of adaptive immunity in the development of autoimmunity and autoimmune lung disease,
  4. Discuss lessons learned from immunologic cancer treatments and approaches, and
  5. Define new paradigms to harness the immune system and treat lung diseases.

The conference will provide an international forum that brings together leading basic, translational, and clinical researchers and welcomes trainees across the fields of pulmonary medicine, cell biology and immunology with the goal of identifying shared interests that will lead to more productive research and ultimately, more effective, personalized therapies.

Finally, the varied scientific themes and therapeutic strategies that emerge during the conference will be reconciled in the Conference Summary presented by Dr. Anuradha Ray (University of Pittsburgh).

Two Thomas L. Petty Fellow Travel Awards will be awarded to help defray the costs for female and under-represented minority trainees to present their work.

Abstract deadline is February 14, 2022. For more information, check back at this website, or contact:

Intended Audience

Local/Regional/National/International Physicians/Clinicians (adult and pediatric)/Research Physician-Scientists in Pulmonary Sciences, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine/Research Scientists (PhD) in lung injury/Primary Care Physicians/General Medicine Physicians/Public Health.

Call for Abstracts

We invite you and your colleagues to submit abstracts‚Äč for consideration for a podium presentation and/or a poster at the conference. We are particularly interested in attracting translational basic or clinical research abstracts related to the selected thematic topics.

For more information, contact: Jeanne Cleary, Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, PO Box 1231, Parker, CO 80134 Phone: (303) 358-2797. E-Mail:



We look forward to your participation in the Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, 64rd Annual Meeting and to a combination of outstanding science and great fun. We hope that you and your colleagues can join us.

William J. Janssen, M.D., Chair
Andrew P. Fontenot, M.D., Chair
Lisa A. Maier, M.D., Chair



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