About the Program

The 64rd Annual Meeting, 2022

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.

Bridging the Gap Between Innate and Adaptive Immunity in the Lung

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


See the full program agenda.

See the poster lineup.

Local/Regional/National/International Physicians/Clinicians (adult and pediatric)/Research Physician-Scientists in Pulmonary Sciences, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine/Primary Care Physicians/General Medicine Physicians/Public Health. 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Aspen Lung Conference. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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