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2012 Summary | Flyer

The October 5-6, 2012, Pittsburgh International Lung Conference was the ninth in a series of educational conferences for increasing awareness among medical practitioners of the medical and scientific advances being made in treating lung disease. The focus of the 2012 conference was acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a sudden and life-threatening failure of the respiratory system.

More than 45 speakers and session chairs participated at the 2-day conference. Presentations and discussions focused on evidenced-based practices for the care of patients who are critically ill with ARDS and also sepsis and pneumonia. Sessions enhanced the knowledge of attendees about definitions, diagnosis, and clinical management of acute lung injury; preclinical and clinical investigations; and new discoveries about the basic science behind acute lung injury.

Scientific Sessions:

Friday, October 5, 2012

A poster reception followed the scientific sessions on Friday, providing an excellent forum for researchers to present their cutting-edge science.

A Banquet Dinner on Friday evening featured a presentation by Derek C. Angus, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Director of CRISMA (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illnesses) Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Distinguished speakers included:

*Denotes Organizing Committee Member