63rd Annual Meeting | September 20-23, 2021
We will be hosting the 63rd Aspen Lung Conference September 20th-23rd, 2021 at the Gant Conference Center in Aspen, Colorado, with an in-person/hybrid format.
We are optimistic that we will be able to hold the annual meeting in-person in Aspen; however, we recognize that uncertainty remains regarding institutional travel policies and personal preferences. All in-person talks will also be broadcast virtually, followed by a Q&A session that will allow for live, interactive participation by both in-person and virtual attendees. Posters will be exclusively virtual. We have contracted an audio-visual company to produce a professional, user-friendly virtual platform. While we sincerely hope that you will be able to join us in Aspen, all registrants will receive a link for virtual access.
We have also moved the Abstract submission deadline to June 15, 2021. We will be sending regular updates about the Conference by email and through posts on the website.
Please continue to check this website for current information regarding reservations, registration, and other Conference information.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Jeanne Cleary: 303-358-2797, firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you in Aspen (or virtually) this September!
ARDS in the 21st Century: New Insights into Clinical and Mechanistic Heterogeneity
The 63rd Annual Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference will convene at the Gant Conference Center in Aspen, Colorado. The theme of the conference will be “ARDS in the 21st Century: New Insights into Clinical and Mechanistic Heterogeneity.”
The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) represents a common syndrome arising from numerous, heterogeneous, and often-independent disease processes. Accordingly, a single ARDS study drug, if uniformly applied to all patients regardless of underlying disease pathophysiology, would likely fail to consistently improve patient outcomes. For clinical studies to overcome this obstacle, a new appreciation of ARDS mechanistic and phenotypic heterogeneity is required, enabling future precision medicine approaches to the recognition and treatment of lung injury.
The 2021 Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference will integrate basic, translational, and clinical approaches to address the impact of ARDS heterogeneity, with a focus on (1) understanding the presence and therapeutic significance of ARDS mechanistic and phenotypic subtypes, (2) exploring multi-cellular and multi-systemic mechanisms responsible for this heterogeneity, and (3) determining how to best account for disease heterogeneity during clinical trial design and outcome assessment. Heterogeneity within COVID-19 ARDS, as well as between COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 ARDS, will also be discussed.
This conference will provide an international forum bringing together leading basic, translational, and clinical ARDS researchers while welcoming trainees in pulmonology and critical care medicine, with the goal of identifying shared interests that will lead to more productive research and more effective personalized therapies. Finally, the varied scientific themes and therapeutic strategies emerging during the conference will be reconciled in a concluding Conference Summary presented by Dr. Thomas Martin (University of Washington).
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
We invite you and your colleagues to submit abstracts 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.
We will offer three Thomas L. Petty Fellow Travel Awards in the amount of $1,000 each to three female and under-represented minority fellows whose abstracts have been accepted for podium presentations.
For more information, contact: Eric Schmidt, M.D., c/o Jeanne Cleary, Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, PO Box 1231, Parker, CO 80134 Phone: (303) 358-2797. E-Mail: Jeanne.Cleary@cuanschutz.edu.
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