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May 11, 2022                      CONFERENCE

ATS 2022 Conference

The ATS International Conference is the home of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep professionals, from those in the earliest stages of their careers to those whose research or strides in clinical care has gained them international recognition. Each year, nearly 14,000 of these professionals choose to attend, present, and learn about the latest advances, meet with colleagues from around the world, and strike new collaborations. It is truly where today’s science meets tomorrow’s care.

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May 15.2022                     PRESENTER

"Scientific Symposium. A88. AS PEOPLE AGE, DOES COPD SUSCEPTIBILITY ORIGINATE FROM DIFFERENT CELL TYPES"

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a syndrome that comprises several lung pathologies, but sub-phenotyping the various disease subtypes has not been successful. Functional studies of these polymorphisms suggest that susceptible airway, endothelial, hematopoietic, or smooth muscle cells initially may generate COPD endotypes that are characterized by distinct pathobiological mechanisms. These endotypes may ultimately manifest themselves as emphysematous destruction of the lung as people age. Polymorphisms in cells other than those listed may remain to be identified and could represent yet other endotypes of COPD

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May 18, 2022                     PRESENTER

Clinical Topics in Pulmonary Medicine. D83. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON: FIXED AIRFLOW LIMITATION IN YOUNG ADULTS. THE “LOW FLYERS”

COPD has always been considered a disease of the elderly. However, in a significant proportion of cases, COPD can develop as a result of lung function deficits that are established by young adult life, with no accelerated decline of lung function thereafter. This session will shed light onto the "low flyers": a long-overlooked category of individuals with low lung function early in life, and who meet the spirometric criteria for COPD in their young adulthood.

 

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