Sep 122013
 

We are quickly approaching the 2013 Pittsburgh International Lung Conference on October 17-18, 2013. The theme, “Acute and Chronic Lung Infections: Novel Pathogens, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics aims to describe and discuss the latest clinical and research advances as they apply to respiratory infections by bringing together leading regional, national, and international experts in the field.

As co-directors of the conference, we welcome critical care and pulmonary physicians, doctors in general medical fields, and allied health professionals (e.g., nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists). Because of the emphasis on clinical and scientific investigation, the seminars also will target basic, translational, and clinical investigators from around the United States, internationally, and within industry with interests in pulmonary infections, host defense,  and development of novel therapeutics and vaccines, Sessions cover the following topics:

1. Advances in diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia
2. The lung and the microbiome
3. Drug and vaccine development
4. Infections in the immunosuppressed host
5. Infections in chronic lung diseases
6. Emerging and resistant organisms

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Visit the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences website to register; scroll down to Oct. 17 to expand the conference information box, and click the register button and follow the link. For more information, contact Terri Dobransky at 412-624-8856 or dobranskyta@upmc.edu.

Best regards,

Alison Morris, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Immunology
Director, University of Pittsburgh HIV Lung Research Center
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Karen A. Norris, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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