ARDS in the 21st Century: New Insights into Clinical and Mechanistic Heterogeneity

Eric Schmidt, M.D., Chair
Lorraine Ware, M.D., Chair
Rachel Zemans, M.D., Chair

June 10-13th, 2020
The Gant Conference Center
Aspen, Colorado

On June 10-13, 2020, the 63rd Annual Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference will convene at the Gant Conference Center.  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 2020 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. 

This Conference will bring together 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. Three Thomas L. Petty Fellow Travel Awards will be awarded to help defray the costs for female and under-represented minority fellows to present an abstract.

Call for Abstracts

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.

Abstract deadline is February 14, 2020. For more information, contact: Eric Schmidt, M.D., c/o Jeanne Cleary, Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, PO Box 1622, Parker, CO 80134 Phone: (303) 358-2797. E-Mail: Jeanne.Cleary@ucdenver.edu.

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Intended Audience

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

We look forward to your participation in the Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, 63rd Annual Meeting and to a combination of outstanding science and great fun. We hope that you and your colleagues can join us.

Eric Schmidt, M.D., Chair
Lorraine Ware, M.D., Chair
Rachel Zemans, M.D., Chair

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ARDS in the 21st Century:  New Insights into Clinical and Mechanistic Heterogeneity

June 10-13, 2020

 

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