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2018 Preliminary Program



​PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
THOMAS L. PETTY 
ASPEN LUNG CONFERENCE
61st Annual Meeting
June 6 - June 9, 2018
“Translating Resilience and Pathogenesis to Personalized Therapy for COPD”
Irina Petrache, M.D., Chair
R. William Vandivier, M.D., Chair
Moumita Ghosh, Ph.D., Co-Chair

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TOPICS AND STATE OF THE ART SPEAKERS 

Keynote Address
“Bringing Light to COPD Pathogenesis and Resilience”
Rubin M.Tuder, M.D.
Aurora, Colorado 

 “Targeting COPD Phenotypes, Endotypes and Biomarkers”
Prescott G. Woodruff, M.D.
San Francisco, California

 “Applying Functional Genomics and Epigenetics to COPD”
Edwin K. Silverman, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston, Massachusetts 

“Early COPD: Improving Early Detection, Prevention and Treatment”

Meilan King Han, M.D.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

"Role of Senescence in COPD Pathogenesis”   
Mary Y. Armanios, M.D.
B
altimore, Maryland

"Stem/Progenitor Cell Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of COPD"      
Jayaraj Rajagopal, M.D..
Boston, Massachusetts

 "Cell-Based Therapy for COPD: Rebuilding the Lung”  
Daniel J. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
Burlington, Vermont

 Clinical Perspective
“Taming the Tiger: Burden, Consequences and Challenges of COPD Exacerbations”  
Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, M.D.
London, United Kingdom
 

“COPD Exacerbations and Immune Dysfunction”  
Alison A. Humbles, Ph.D.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
 

 "Immune/Epithelial Interactions in the Pathogenesis of COPD Exacerbations”  
Michael J. Holtzman, M.D.
St. Louis, Missouri 

 “Mitochondrial and Metabolic Dysfunction in the Development of COPD”  
Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D.
New York, New York

“Bioactive Lipids in the Pathogenesis of Airways Disease and Emphysema
Irina Petrache, M.D.
Denver, Colorado 

 "COPD and Lung Cancer:   Common Pathogenesis”

A. McGarry Houghton, M.D.
Seattle, Washington 

"COPD and Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Comorbidity in Search of a Treatment”  

Norbert Weissmann, Ph.D.


Geissen, Germany



NHLBI Perspective


"NHLBI Critical Challenges and Compelling Questions for COPD:  
Moving the Field Forward”

Thomas L. Croxton, Ph.D., M.D.
Bethesda, Maryland
 

CONFERENCE SUMMARY

Stephen I. Rennard, M.D.
Omaha, Nebraska and Cambridge, United Kingdom