International Lung Conference 2019 International Lung Conference 2019

November 11-12, 2019

2019 University of Barcelona and The University of Pittsburgh International Lung Conference 

Details

Nov. 11-12, 2019

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona 

Sala de actos Farreras ValentiC/ Villarroel 170, Escalera 9-11, 3 Planta

08036 Barcelona

Conference Overview

The focus of the 2019 conference will be translational research for precision respiratory medicine. The thematic areas will be the following: airway diseases, ILD, vascular diseases, and novel approaches. See the full agenda

Featured University of Pittsburgh Presentations

Session 1: Airway Diseases and Allergy

Chairs: 
Àlvar Agustí, MD, PhD, FRCP, FERS
Hospital Clínic — University of Barcelona

Frank C. Sciurba, MD, FCCP
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Directing the Airway Epithelium — From Ciliary Function to Cell Fate
Corrine Kliment, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

The Biology of Biologics: From Mechanisms to Outcomes
Sally Wenzel, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Session 2: Interstitial Lung Diseases and Transplant

Chairs:
Daniel Kass, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Manuel Serrano, PhD
Institut de Recerca de Barcelona


Accumulation of Senescent Mesenchymal Cells in IPF
Mauricio Rojas, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Exploring the Role of Tissue Resident Memory T Cells on Clinical Outcomes after Lung Transplantation
Mark Snyder, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Session 3: Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

Chairs: 
Joan Albert Barberà, MD, PhD
Hospital Clínic — University of Barcelona

Mark Gladwin, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Identifying Signaling Hubs in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Bench to Bedside and Back Again
Elena Goncharova, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Mechanisms and New Therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with HFpEF (Group 2 or CpcPH)
Mark Gladwin, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Poster Discussion

Chairs:
Mauricio Rojas, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Rosa Faner, PhD
IDIBAPS — Ciberes — University of Barcelona

Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Fellows and Junior Investigators Session

Chairs: 
Jacobo Sellarés, MD
Hospital Clínic — University of Barcelona

Ana Lucía Mora, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Keven Robinson, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Session 4: Acute Lung Injury

Chairs:
Antoni Torres, MD
Hospital Clínic — University of Barcelona

Bryan McVerry, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Host Defense and ARDS in the ICU: Targeting Pathogen-Triggered Proteolytic Lung Injury
Janet So-Jung Lee, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Damage-Associated Molecular Pattern (DAMP) Sensor Stability in Acute Lung Injury
John Evankovich, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Session 5: Sleep

Chairs:
Josep M. Montserrat
Hospital Clínic — University of Barcelona

Patrick J. Strollo Jr, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea 2019: Efficacy and Outcomes
Patrick J Strollo Jr, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Sleep Apnea
Sanjay Patel, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Session 6: Hot Topics in Lung Research

Chairs:
Ramon Farre, PhD
University of Barcelona

Alison Morris, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Anuradha Ray, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Single Cell RNA-seq Reveals Cell-Specific Signatures Distinguishing Sepsis With and Without ARDS
Prabir Ray, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

The Role of the Lung Microbiome in Critical Illness
Bryan McVerry, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Final Session: Summary of the Sessions and Final Discussion

Chairs:
Jacobo Sellares, MD
Rosa Faner, PhD
Alison Morris, MD, MS
Mauricio Rojas, MD

Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 conference, as it will be returning to Pittsburgh. 

Course Directors
Jacobo Sellares Torres, MD, PhD
Servei de Pneumologia, Institut Clínic Respiratori (ICR), Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain

Dra. Rosa Faner
Centro Investigación Biomédica en Red Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Barcelona, Spain. Institut d’investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain.

Course Co-Directors
Alison Morris, MD, MS
Chief, University of Pittsburgh, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Clinical and Translational Research; Director of Center for Medicine and the Microbiome; Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Medicine; UPMC Chair in Translational Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Pittsburgh, USA

Àlvar Agustí
Institut Clínic Respiratori Director, Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS — University of Barcelona, Spain

Mauricio Rojas, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine; Dorothy P. & Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease; Acute Lung Injury Center of Excellence; McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Pittsburgh, USA.