May 20, 2007
This my fourth international conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The ATS meeting was the first medical conference I attended as executive director of the ASAA back in 2004.
The ASAA participates as an exhibitor at medical conferences like the ATS meeting as one of the ways we stay in touch with medical professional - in this case those involved in research on sleep disorders like sleep apnea. It is important that physicians, especially research doctors don't lose touch with the patients they are treating.
We are fortunate to patient volunteers interested in helping staff the booth and to speak with the doctors.
This meeting in particular provides an excellent opportunity to learn what is on the cutting edge of sleep apnea research. I will be pouring over the book of research abstracts for interesting posters to review.
Check back for updates over the next couple of days.