Winter Lung Series Conferences & Other Events

As part of the research and education mission of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PACCS), the division hosts and co-hosts a number of events and an annual lecture series, the Winter Series Lung Conferences. 

Winter Lung Series Conferences

Serpil Erzurum, MD, a world-renowned translational scientist on respiratory diseases from the Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, had them in the aisles for the final Winter Lung Series Conference for the 2016-17 academic year. With a full audience, late attendees either stood or sat on steps. Read more...

The Winter Series Lung Conferences (WSLC), held in conjunction with the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center and UA BIO5 Institute, brings in nationally and internationally renowned physician-scientists to discuss the latest research in various fields of pulmonary medicine and share those emerging ideas and clinical advances with our faculty, fellows and residents in training at the UA Health Sciences colleges, as well as community physicians.

The following is the schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 Winter Lung Series Conferences (click here for a printable PDF of all speakers for the year).

■ Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.
UA BIO5 Room 103

Evans Fernández, MD, MS 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; Member, Interstitial Lung Disease Program and Autoimmune Lung Center, National Jewish Health/University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Seminar Title: “Optimizing Patient Outcomes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)” 

■ Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.
UAHS Room 8403

Brian Modena, MD, MS 
Assistant Professor, Division. of Allery, Asthma, and Immunology, University of California - San Diego School of Medicine.

Seminar Title: “Asthma: Understanding of Biological Mechanisms and Phenotypes Using Gene Expression”

■ Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.
UAHS Room 5403

Bruce Levy, MD 
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston.

Seminar Title: "Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators and Severe Asthma” (with Q&A) 

■ Friday, May 10, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.
Location: UAHS Room 5403            

Paul Noble, MD 
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine; Director, Women’s Guild Lung Institute; the Vera and Paul Guerin Family Distinguished Chair in Pulmonary Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Please note that Dr. Noble's address has been combined with the UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series lectures.

Seminar Title: “Fundamentals of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)—Navigating the Patient Journey”

Click here to see invited WLSC speakers for prior years and their topics.

Desert Lung Conference

We also support related initiatives of other divisions and departments, such as the inaugural Desert Lung Conference, April 15-16, 2016, which was hosted at the JW Marriott Tucson Star Pass Resort by the UA Department of Surgery in conjunction with PACCS and focused on issues related to lung failure, lung surgery and lung transplantation. The lineup of speakers included several experts from our division such as James Knepler, MD,  associate division chief, program director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship, and director, Interventional Pulmonology, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson; and Steven Knoper, MD, director, Lung Transplantation, Banner – UMC Tucson.