THOMAS L. PETTY ASPEN LUNG CONFERENCE
‘’Environment and Global Lung Health: Exposure, Susceptibility and Intervention” Lisa A. Maier, M.D., M.S.P.H. Chair; Arnold R. Brody, Ph.D. and David A. Schwartz, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Chairs,
June 7-10, 2017, The Gant Conference Center,Aspen, Colorado
The majority of chronic lung diseases are due to environmental exposures, and occupational toxicants. Understanding the mechanisms by which exposures cause chronic lung diseases, and developing novel strategies to limit or prevent these diseases would significantly impact global lung health. With an emphasis on the integration of basic, translational and clinical approaches, the 60th Annual Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference will focus on a central question: how can knowledge of the mechanisms underlying exposure-induced chronic lung diseases be translated into effective approaches to treat and ultimately prevent disease burden? To address this central question, we organized the program into a series of thematic sessions focusing on (i) the magnitude and burden of exposure-induced lung diseases and their impact on global health (ii) exposure assessment, exposure biology and the susceptible host, (iii) the molecular mechanisms of exposure that result in lung fibrosis, asthma and other chronic lung diseases, (iv) epigenetic, genetic, and genomic interactions with the environment, resulting in obstructive lung disease, cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis and (v) strategic approaches to translate scientific advances to prevent and intervene to reduce exposures and improve lung health. These diverse themes will be reconciled in a concluding Conference Summary presented by Jonathan M. Samet, M.D., M.S., Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director, Institute for Global Health, University of Southern California.
Abstract deadline is February 14, 2017. For more information, contact: Lisa A. Maier, M.D., c/o Jeanne Cleary, Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, PO Box 1622, Parker, CO 80134 Phone: (303) 358-2797. Fax: (720) 851-1034.
E-Mail: Jeanne.Cleary@ucdenver.edu or visit our website at www.aspenlungconference.org