The American Thoracic Society (ATS) Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) is hosting its eleventh annual “Lung Disease Week at the ATS” series this year. This is a society-wide initiative that recognizes the many lung and airway disorders for which ATS PAR member organizations provide support and guidance to patients and their families. As part of this program and in conjunction with the HPS Network and the LAM Foundation, the ATS will be presenting a live patient education webinar on Wednesday, November 8th at 1pm – 2pm ET. The topic of the webinar is “Practical Aspects of Vaccination”, and the featured panelists are Justin R. Ortiz, MD, MS professor of medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine and Kimberly A. Fisher, MD associate professor at UMass Chan Medical School. Other discussants are Donna Appell, RN, executive director of the HPS Network and Susan Sherman, CEO of the LAM Foundation. The overall discussion will focus on the development path of novel vaccines and how they make the transition from a laboratory to clinical trials. Also discussed will be the role that patients, families and patient advocacy groups may play in promoting public confidence in vaccine development, education, and benefits.
Registration for this Zoom Event is necessary. Here is the link to register: https://thoracic.zoom.us/